Rhapydionina deserta, from Loeblich & Tappan (1964).

Belongs within: Soritidae.

The Rhapydionininae are a group of more or less conical Foraminifera known from the Jurassic to the present, though so far as is known they are extremely rare in the modern fauna (Loeblich & Tappan 1964).

See also: Porcelain fans.

Characters (from Loeblich & Tappan 1964): Test elongate, conical; chambers in rectilinear series, subdivided into chamberlets; aperture terminal, cribrate.

Rhapydionininae LT64
    |--Craterites Heron-Allen & Earland 1924 LT64
    |    `--*C. rectus Heron-Allen & Earland 1924
    |--Praerhapydionina van Wessem 1943 LT64
    |    `--*P. cubana van Wessen 1943 LT64
    |--Rhipidionina Stache 1913 LT64
    |    `--*R. liburnica (Stache 1889) [=Pavonina liburnica] LT64
    |--Ripacubana Loeblich & Tappan 1964 [=Conulina d’Orbigny in de la Sagra 1839] LT64
    |    `--*R. conica (d’Orbigny in de la Sagra 1839) [=*Conulina conica] LT64
    `--Rhapydionina Stache 1913 [=Rhapidionina van den Bold 1946; incl. Haurania Henson 1948] LT64
         |--*R. liburnica (Stache 1889) LT64 (see below for synonymy)
         |--R. deserta (Henson 1948) [=*Haurania deserta] LT64
         |--R. protocaenica C40
         `--R. urensis LT64

*Rhapydionina liburnica (Stache 1889) LT64 [=Peneroplis liburnica LT64, *Rhapidionina liburnica LT64; incl. R. liburnica var. laevigata C40, R. liburnica var. strangulata C40]

*Type species of generic name indicated


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

[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. 1. The Geological Society of America and The University of Kansas Press.

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