Since the publication of An Atlas of British Recent Foraminiferids (Murray, 1971) there have been many taxonomic changes. Some result from the revised generic classification summarized by Loeblich & Tappan (1987), some from later taxonomic revision, while others are corrections. In the following list, the name used in 1971 is followed by the revised name. Where the generic assignment is after Loeblich & Tappan (1987) the new name is listed without a reference. OD stands for original designation, i.e. the species is type of the genus. Brief explanations are given as appropriate.
Pl. 1: Reophax scottii Chaster = Leptohalysis scottii (Chaster); thin, delicate and flexible test.
Pl. 4: Cribrostomoides jeffreysii (Williamson) = Veleroninoides jeffreysii (Williamson); evolute planispiral test with interio-areal aperture (Jones et al., 1993)
Pl. 8: Textularia sagittula Defrance group: as was noted on p. 31, this is a complex of variable forms. It includes Textularia bocki Höglund, Spirorutilis wrighti (Silvestri), and Textularia spp. 1–3 of Banner & Pereira (1981).
Pl. 9: Textularia earlandi Parker = Morulaeplecta bulbosa Höglund; streptospiral initial end.
Pl. 10: Trochammina globigeriniformis (Parker & Jones) var. pygmaea Höglund = Portatrochammina murrayi Brönnimann & Zaninetti, 1984; distinguished from T. g. var. pygmaea (apertural slit without a lip) by having a slit-shaped aperture ‘which extends below the border of the umbilical flap from the first chamber of the final whorl to the penultimate chamber’.
Pl. 11: Trochammina ochracea (Williamson) = Lepidodeuterammina ochracea (Williamson); OD.
Pl. 12: Trochammina rotaliformis Heron-Allen & Earland = Deuterammina sp.; according to Brönnimann . . .
I greatly appreciate the help given by John Whittaker (The Natural History Museum) and Bob Jones (British Petroleum).
- Received February 24, 2000.
- Accepted March 3, 2000.
- © 2000 The Micropalaeontological Society