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Discocyclina Gümbel, 1870 (Foraminiferida): proposed designation of Orbitolites prattii Michelin, 1847 as type species
Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
The purpose of this application is to designate Orbitolites prattii Michelin, 1847, previously misidentified as Orbitoides papyracea (Boubee, 1832), as the type species of the foraminiferan genus Discocyclina Gumbel, 1870. 1. Discocyclina Giimbel, 1870 (p. 687) was described as a subgenus of Orbitoides d'Orbigny in Lyell, 1848 (p. 12), elevated to generic rank by H. Douville (1922, p. 61, 64), and made type genus of the subfamily DiscocYCLiNrNAE by Galloway (1928, p. 55). This was laterdoi:10.5962/bhl.part.307 fatcat:itjxoh5ipbh4nhjgoc3x2acpsa