Pseudotaberina Eames, 1971, has as its (originally designated) type species Orbitolites malabarica Carter, 1853. The taxonomic and nomenclatural history of P. malabarica is given, and the diagnoses of both the genus and the species are corrected and emended, following re-examination of the type and other relevant specimens. A lectotype is selected and, with syntypes, strict topotypes and other specimens, is used for redescription of the species. P. malabarica is believed to characterise Early to Middle Miocene marine, inner shelf carbonate sediments of Tethys.
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