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Gavelinella sp.

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found in Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA
in material provided by Eric M Sadorf, North Carolina Fossil Club

Island Creek Member, Peedee Formation, Maastrichtian, Cretaceous

Umbilical view of one specimen of Gavelinella sp.
the image may give the impression of a flat umbilical side, but it is trochospiral convex.
The specimen resembles Gavelinella pertusa (Marsson, 1876) as described by Hofker, 1957. Size in the upper Maastrichtian of Germany reduced to 300µm.

SEM picture taken together with Dr. Rosenfeldt
head of the Mikrobiologische Vereinigung Hamburg

The classification is based upon: Olsson, R. K. and Usmani, P. A, 1992: Upper Cretaceous foraminifera in Santonian to Maestrichtian depositional sequences in New Jersey coastal plain in Centenary of Japanese Micropaleontology, K. Ishizaki and T. Saito eds., pp. 301-315 and J. Hofker, 1957: Foraminiferen der Oberkreide von Nordwestdeutschland und Holland. 1957, Beih.Geol.Jb.27.
           Gavelinella sp, Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA