Dorsal (left) and ventral views of Eponides repandus, from here.

Belongs within: Rotaliida.

The Eponididae are a group of free-living Foraminifera known from the Palaeocene to the present day (Loeblich & Tappan 1964).

Characters (from Loeblich & Tappan 1964): Test free, low trochospiral coil or may be uncoiled; aperture basal or areal, single or multiple, may be covered by plate or spongy material.

    |--Sestronophora Loeblich & Tappan 1957 [=Sestranophora (l. c.)] LT64
    |    `--*S. arnoldi Loeblich & Tappan 1957 LT64
    |--Cincoriola Haque 1958 [=Punjabia Haque 1956 non Eames 1952] LT64
    |    `--*C. ovoidea (Haque 1956) [=*Punjabia ovoidea] LT64
    |--Cribrogloborotalia Cushman & Bermúdez 1936 LT64
    |    `--*C. marielina Cushman & Bermúdez 1936 LT64
    |--Hofkerina Chapman & Parr 1931 LT64
    |    `--*H. semiornata (Howchin 1889) [=Pulvinulina semiornata] LT64
    |--Neocribrella Cushman 1928 LT64
    |    `--*N. globigerinoides (Parker & Jones 1865) [=Discorbina globigerinoides] LT64
    |--Neoeponides Reiss 1960 [=Cyclospira Eimer & Fickert 1899 non Hall & Clarke 1893] LT64
    |    `--*N. schreibersii 9d’Orbigny 1846) [=Rotalina schreibersii, *Cyclospira schreibersii] LT64
    |--Paumotua Loeblich 1952 LT64
    |    `--*P. terebra (Cushman 1933) [=Eponides terebra] LT64
    |--Planopulvinulina Schubert 1921 LT64
    |    `--*P. dispansa (Brady 1884) [=Pulvinulina dispansa] LT64
    |--Poroeponides Cushman 1944 LT64
    |    `--*P. lateralis (Terquem 1878) [=Rosalina lateralis] LT64
    |--Pseudogloborotalia Haque 1956 LT64
    |    `--*P. ranikotensis Haque 1956 LT64
    |--Rectoeponides Cushman & Bermúdez 1936 LT64
    |    `--*R. cubensis Cushman & Bermúdez 1936 LT64
    |--Cibicorbis Hadley 1934 [incl. Sakhiella Haque 1956] LT64
    |    |--*C. herricki Hadley 1934 LT64
    |    `--C. nammalensis (Haque 1956) [=*Sakhiella nammalensis] LT64
    `--Eponides de Montfort 1808 (see below for synonymy) LT64
         |--*E. repandus (Fichtel & Moll 1798) (see below for synonymy) LT64
         |--E. chalilovi BL79
         |--E. frigidus M62
         |--‘Pulvinulina’ insignis Chapman 1909 F71
         |--E. lornensis (Finlay 1939) [=*Eponidopsis lornensis] LT64
         |--E. morani BL79
         |--E. tenera C40
         `--E. wassoewici BL79

Eponides de Montfort 1808 [=Pulvinulina Parker & Jones in Carpenter, Parker & Jones 1862, Pulvinulus Lamarck 1816; incl. Eponidopsis Reiss 1960, Placentula Lamarck 1822] LT64

*Eponides repandus (Fichtel & Moll 1798) [=Nautilus repandus, *Pulvinulina repanda, *Pulvinulus repandus; incl. *Placentula pulvinata Lamarck 1822] LT64

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BL79] Basov, V. A., B. G. Lopatin, I. S. Gramberg, A. I. Danjushevskaya, V. Ya. Kaban’kov, V. M. Lazurkin & D. K. Patrunov. 1979. Lower Cretaceous lithostratigraphy near Galicia Bank. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project 47: 683–717.

[C40] Cushman, J. A. 1940. Foraminifera: Their classification and economic use 3rd ed. Harvard University Press: Cambridge (Massachusetts).

[F71] Fletcher, H. O. 1971. Catalogue of type specimens of fossils in the Australian Museum, Sydney. Australian Museum Memoir 13: 1–167.

[LT64] Loeblich, A. R., Jr & H. Tappan. 1964. Sarcodina: chiefly “thecamoebians” and Foraminiferida. In: Moore, R. C. (ed.) Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology pt C. Protista 2 vol. 2. The Geological Society of America and The University of Kansas Press.

[M62] Monniot, F. 1962. Recherches sur les graviers a Amphioxus de la région de Banyuls-sur-Mer. Vie et Milieu 13: 231–322.

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