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Cornuspira Schultze, 1854

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Orbis foliaceus R. A. Philippi, 1844 accepted as Cornuspira foliacea (Philippi, 1844) (type by subsequent designation)
Arcornuspirum Rhumbler, 1913 · unaccepted (Opinion of Loeblich & Tappan, 1987)
Cyclogyra Wood, 1842 · unaccepted (suppressed by ICZN (Melville, 1978))


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  1. Species Cornuspira antarctica Rhumbler, 1931
  2. Species Cornuspira carinata (Costa, 1856)
  3. Species Cornuspira charoides Heron-Allen & Earland, 1915
  4. Species Cornuspira crassisepta Brady, 1882
  5. Species Cornuspira denticulata Heron-Allen & Earland, 1932
  6. Species Cornuspira depressa Shchedrina, 1964
  7. Species Cornuspira distincta (Cole & Scott, 2008)
  8. Species Cornuspira expansa Chapman, 1915
  9. Species Cornuspira foliacea (Philippi, 1844)
  10. Species Cornuspira hadai (Saidova, 1975)
  11. Species Cornuspira incurvata (Saidova, 1975)
  12. Species Cornuspira involvens (Reuss, 1850)
  13. Species Cornuspira lacunosa Brady, 1884
  14. Species Cornuspira lajollaensis Uchio, 1960
  15. Species Cornuspira minuscula (Mayer, 1972)
  16. Species Cornuspira planorbis Schultze, 1854
  17. Species Cornuspira polarisans Rhumbler, 1911
  18. Species Cornuspira polygyra Reuss, 1863
  19. Species Cornuspira robusta Shchedrina, 1964
  20. Species Cornuspira selseyensis Heron-Allen & Earland, 1909
  21. Species Cornuspira subinvolvens (McCulloch, 1981)
  22. Species Cornuspira tasmanica Parr, 1950
  23. Species Cornuspira tentaculata Rhumbler, 1911
  24. Species Cornuspira veleronis (McCulloch, 1981)
  25. Species Cornuspira whitecovensis (McCulloch, 1977)
  26. Species Cornuspira diffusa Heron-Allen & Earland, 1913 accepted as Cornuspirella diffusa (Heron-Allen & Earland, 1913) (Type species of Cornuspirella)
  27. Species Cornuspira incerta (d'Orbigny, 1839) accepted as Ammodiscus incertus (d'Orbigny, 1839)
  28. Species Cornuspira japonica Asano, 1939 (unaccepted > nomen nudum, According to Nomura (1981))
  29. Species Cornuspira perforata Schultze, 1854 accepted as Spirillina perforata (Schultze, 1854) (Opinion of Le Calvez (1949))
  30. Species Cornuspira primitiva Rhumbler, 1904 accepted as Cornuspiroides primitiva (Rhumbler, 1904)
  31. Species Cornuspira striolata Brady, 1882 accepted as Cornuspiroides striolata (Brady, 1882) (Type species of Cornuspiroides)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Schultze, M. J. S. (1854). Über den Organismus der Polythalamien (Foraminiferen), nebst Bemerkungen über die Rhizopoden im allgemeinen. <em>Ingelmann, Leipzig.</em> 1-68., available online at
page(s): p. 40 [details]   
Hayward, B.W.; Le Coze, F.; Vachard, D.; Gross, O. (2024). World Foraminifera Database. Cornuspira Schultze, 1854. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2024-06-21
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
2006-09-08 06:50:23Z
Martinez, Olga
2013-03-08 15:12:32Z
2014-04-06 01:21:09Z
2018-06-23 12:56:46Z
2020-05-23 11:00:21Z

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original description Schultze, M. J. S. (1854). Über den Organismus der Polythalamien (Foraminiferen), nebst Bemerkungen über die Rhizopoden im allgemeinen. <em>Ingelmann, Leipzig.</em> 1-68., available online at
page(s): p. 40 [details]   

original description  (of Cyclogyra Wood, 1842) Wood, S.V. (1842). A catalog of shells from the Crag. <em>Annals and Magazine of Natural History.</em> (1) 9: 455-462; 527-544, pl. 5., available online at
page(s): p. 458 [details]   

original description  (of Arcornuspirum Rhumbler, 1913) Rhumbler, L. (1913). Die Foraminiferen (Talamophoren) der Plankton-Expedition. Zugleich Entwurf eines natürlichen Systems der Foraminiferen auf Grund selektionistischer und mechanisch-physiologischer Faktoren. Zweiter Teil : Systematik. <em>Ergebnisse der Plankton-Expedition der Humboldt-Stiftung.</em> Bd.3 L.c.: 332-476., available online at [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Murray, J.W. (2006). Ecology and applications of benthic foraminifera. <em>Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press.</em> 426pp., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Gross, O. (2001). Foraminifera, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 60-75 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Neave, Sheffield Airey. (1939-1996). Nomenclator Zoologicus vol. 1-10 Online. <em>[Online Nomenclator Zoologicus at Checklistbank. Ubio link has gone].</em> , available online at [details]   

additional source Loeblich, A. R.; Tappan, H. (1987). Foraminiferal Genera and their Classification. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York. 970pp., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source Melville, R.V. 1978. Opinion 1114, Cornuspira Schultze, 1854 (Foraminifera) conserved under the planary powers. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 35: 108-110. [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis Test free, discoidal, of globular proloculus and undivided planispirally enrolled and evolute tubular second chamber; wall calcareous, porcelaneous, imperforate, surface smooth or with occasional transverse growth lines; aperture at the open end of the tube. Carboniferous to Holocene; cosmopolitan. (Loeblich & Tappan, 1987, Foraminiferal Genera and Their Classification) [details]

From other sources
Classification Classified under Fischerinidae in aphia. [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]


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