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Saccammina Sars in Carpenter, 1869

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Saccammina sphaerica Brady, 1871 (type by subsequent designation)
Arsaccammina Rhumbler, 1913 · unaccepted (Opinion of Loeblich & Tappan, 1987)
Bogdanovicziella Myatlyuk, 1970 † · unaccepted ((Subjective junior synonym in...)  
(Subjective junior synonym in opinion of Kaminski and Gradstein ( [Subjective junior synonym of Placentammina Thalmann, 1947 in opinion of Loeblich and Tappan (1987)]
Saccamina Sars, 1869 · unaccepted (Incorrect subsequent spelling)


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  1. Species Saccammina alba Hedley, 1962
  2. Species Saccammina alta Saidova, 1975
  3. Species Saccammina anglica Cushman, 1918
  4. Species Saccammina basispiculata Mikhalevich, Pronina & Nestell, 2000
  5. Species Saccammina consociata Flint, 1899
  6. Species Saccammina edita (Saidova, 1975)
  7. Species Saccammina epurata Hirsch, 1912
  8. Species Saccammina fragilis Le Calvez, 1935
  9. Species Saccammina hadai (Saidova, 1975)
  10. Species Saccammina helenae (Rhumbler, 1913)
  11. Species Saccammina huanghaiensis Zheng & Fu, 2001
  12. Species Saccammina lagenaria (Berthelin, 1880)
  13. Species Saccammina minima Zheng & Fu, 2001
  14. Species Saccammina minimus Ohkawara, Kitazato, Uematsu & Gooday, 2009
  15. Species Saccammina minuta Rhumbler, 1913
  16. Species Saccammina ovata (Cushman, 1910)
  17. Species Saccammina ovuma Saidova, 1975
  18. Species Saccammina socialis Brady, 1884
  19. Species Saccammina sphaerica Brady, 1871
  20. Species Saccammina testacea (Flint, 1899)
  21. Species Saccammina virgata Saidova, 1975
  22. Species Saccammina atlantica (Cushman, 1944) accepted as Lagenammina atlantica (Cushman, 1944) (superseded combination)
  23. Species Saccammina compressa (Cushman & McCulloch, 1939) accepted as Lagenammina compressa (Cushman & McCulloch, 1939) accepted as Lagenammina hancocki (Cushman & McCulloch, 1948) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  24. Species Saccammina difflugiformis (Brady, 1879) accepted as Lagenammina difflugiformis (Brady, 1879)
  25. Species Saccammina fusiformis (Williamson, 1858) accepted as Reophax fusiformis (Williamson, 1858)
  26. Species Saccammina hancocki (Cushman & McCulloch, 1948) accepted as Proteonina hancocki Cushman & McCulloch, 1948 accepted as Lagenammina hancocki (Cushman & McCulloch, 1948)
  27. Species Saccammina longicollis (Wiesner, 1931) accepted as Reophax longicollis (Wiesner, 1931)
  28. Species Saccammina sphaerica Sars, 1872 accepted as Saccammina sphaerica Brady, 1871 (Objective synonym)
  29. Species Saccammina tubulata Rhumbler, 1931 accepted as Lagenammina tubulata (Rhumbler, 1931) (Opinion of Murray and Alve (2011))
  30. Species Saccammina eriana Dawson, 1881 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum, Published Saccammina? (Calcisphaera) eriana. Calcisphaera is not a genus of foraminifera according to Loeblich and Tappan (1987))
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Carpenter, W. B. (1869). On the Rhizopodal Fauna of the Deep Sea. <em>Proceedings of the Royal Society of London.</em> 18(114-122): 59-62., available online at
page(s): p. 61 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Hayward, B.W.; Le Coze, F.; Vachard, D.; Gross, O. (2024). World Foraminifera Database. Saccammina Sars in Carpenter, 1869. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2024-06-20
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
2006-09-28 06:51:36Z
Martinez, Olga
2010-10-04 12:33:20Z
2013-08-15 07:14:25Z
2014-01-03 08:52:13Z
2018-09-22 10:23:02Z

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original description Carpenter, W. B. (1869). On the Rhizopodal Fauna of the Deep Sea. <em>Proceedings of the Royal Society of London.</em> 18(114-122): 59-62., available online at
page(s): p. 61 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Bogdanovicziella Myatlyuk, 1970 †) Myatlyuk, E. V. (1970). Фораминиферы флишевых отложений Восточных Карпат (мел-палеоген) - Foraminifera of the flysch deposits of the eastern Carpathians (Cretaceous-Paleogene). <em>Proceedings of the Oil Research Geological Institute (ВНИГРИ-VNIGRI).</em> 282: 1-225.
page(s): p. 51 [details]   

original description  (of Arsaccammina 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]   

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 Gooday, A. J.; Bowser, S. S.; Bernhard, J. M. (1996). Benthic foraminiferal assemblages in Explorers Cove, Antarctica: A shallow-water site with deep-sea characteristics. <em>Progress in Oceanography.</em> 37(2): 117-166., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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Diagnosis Test free, a single globular chamber up to 3.5 mm in diameter; wall firm, with inner proteinaceous layer covered by fine agglutinated quartz particles held in an organic cement; aperture rounded, may be nearly flush or produced on a short neck, inner organic wall layer modified in living specimens to an oral apparatus or entosolenian tube around the opening. M. Silurian; USA: Ohio, Oklahoma; to Holocene: N. Atlantic, at 346 m to 2,886 m, off Norway; Ireland; Arctic Ocean, at 178 m to 290 m; N. Pacific, at 4,100 m; Antarctic, at 2,600 m. (Loeblich & Tappan, 1987, Foraminiferal Genera and Their Classification) [details]


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