FAMILY SELETONELLACEAE

TRIBE DASYPORELLEAE

SUB-TRIBE MACROPORELLINAE

GENUS Macroporella [PIA 1912] BASSOULLET et alii 1978

SPECIES Macroporella apachena JOHNSON 1951

(by Anonymous)

1. Synonymy list

1951  Macroporella apachena n. sp.- Johnson, p. 26, Pl. 8, fig. 1-4

1956 (?) Macroporella apachena.- Jones, Fig. 4.5.b; according to the author, this figure is from Johnson (1951)

1961  Macroporella.- Johnson, Pl. 54, fig. 1-2, from Johnson (1951: Pl. 8, fig. 1-2) [erroneously labelled "from Carozzi": "Jurassic, Switzerland"!]

1963  Macroporella apachena.- Johnson, Pl. 59, fig. 1-4, from Johnson (1951: Pl. 8, fig. 1-4)

1965  Macroporella apachena.- Kordé, Pl. LVI, fig. 8

1966  Macroporella apachena.- Johnson & Danner, Pl. 55, fig. 10-11

1977  Macroporella apachena.- Vachard in H. Termier et alii, Pl. 2, fig. 1

1978a  Macroporella apachena.- Mamet & Roux, Pl. 1, fig. 10, from H. Termier et alii (1977: Pl. 2, fig. 1)

1980  Macroporella apachena.- E. Flügel & Flügel-Kahler, Pl. 4, fig. 7

1990  Macroporella apachena.- E. Flügel, Pl. 4, fig. 1 & 3

1992  Macroporella apachena.- Vachard et alii, Pl. III, fig. 9 pars & 10 pars

1993  Macroporella apachena.- Vachard et alii, Pl. I, fig. 2

2. Type(s)

"type" (syntypes): Pl. 8, fig. 1-4, thin section N 1103, J.H. Johnson Collection, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado (U.S.A.)

type locality: Apache Mts, Texas (U.S.A.)

stratum typicum: Guadalupian, possibly Capitanian (probably from the Capitan Limestone as Johnson [1951] reports the association to a representative of the fusulinid genus Polydiexodina DUNBAR et SKINNER)

3. Diagnosis

original diagnosis (Johnson, 1951):  Thallus cylindrical to barrel-shaped with relatively large central stem. Branches arranged in closely spaced whorls, 20 to 38 branches in a whorl depending on whether at middle or near end. Branches inclined to central stem, expanding gradually from base to end. 

4. Description

Measurements: (see above)

5. Remarks

6. Stratigraphic range

Early PERMIAN (E. Flügel & Flügel-Kahler, 1980), Guadalupian (Kordé, 1965), Murghabian (Vachard in H. Termier et alii, 1977), Murghabian - Midian (Vachard et alii, 1992), Late Murghabian (E. Flügel, 1990), Capitanian (Johnson, 1951), "Late" PERMIAN (Johnson & Danner, 1966), Dzhulfian reworked (Vachard et alii, 1993)

7. Real distribution

Armenia (Kordé, 1965), Greece (Vachard et alii, 1993), Italy (E. Flügel & Flügel-Kahler, 1980), Thailand (Vachard et alii, 1992), Tunisia (Vachard in H. Termier et alii, 1977), Turkey (E. Flügel, 1990), U.S.A. (Johnson, 1951; Johnson & Danner, 1966)

8. Paleoecology