R. M. STAINFORTH
International Petroleum Company, Talara, Peru
Reproduced from the
JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY
Vol. 24, No. 4, July, 1950
with the kind permission of SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology, February 2003
Dr. E. S. Salmon, of the Department of Micropaleontology of the American Museum of Natural History, has kindly drawn attention to the fact that, by introduction of a new name to replace the invalid Pullenia compressiuscula Reuss, a new species was erected without formal description and designation of type specimens. This note is issued to rectify the situation.
Pullenia Duplicata Stainforth
Pullenia duplicata Stainforth, 1949, Jour. Paleontology, vol. 23, p. 436.
Synonymy.—See type reference.
Co‑types.—Here designated as two of the specimens figured as “P. compressiuscula” by Cushman and Todd (1943, Cushman Lab. Foram. Res., Contr., vol. 19, pl. 2, figs. 11, 12). These are from the Oligocene Septarian clay of Pietzpuhl, Germany, and Miss Ruth Todd has kindly provided the information that they are preserved in slide no. 39064 of the Cushman Collection.
Type description.—As given by Cushman and Todd (1943) for “Pullenia compressiuscula” (op. cit., p. 12 and figs. 11, 12). Note that this description differs in several respects from that given by the same authors for P. quinqueloba (op. cit., p. 11), although the name compressiuscula was introduced by Reuss as a substitute synonym for the prior name quinqueloba.