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Adelosina pulchella (d'Orbigny, 1826) - A cribrolinoidid foram (Foraminifera images)
Cribrolinoidid foram
Adelosina pulchella
- specimen from Carrick Roads, Falmouth, Cornwall, images by Cai-Uso Wohler.

Adelosina pulchella here displayed was in sand collected by Adrian Brokenshire at an unknown location at Carrick Roads, Falmouth, Cornwall, collection date unknown. The identification is based upon "Barker, R., W., 1960: Taxonomic Notes, Brady's Foram. Pls. Challenger Report. SEPM Special Publication, Vol. 9. Plate 6, Fig. 13", the specimen has not been verified.

In Cornwall this species was found by Edward Heron-Allen FRS between 1916 and 1929, chiefly found around the Eddystone, one record describes the species as rarely found inshore. Prof. J. Clark recorded the species pre. 1906 at Porthcurno and in Mounts Bay. All records as Quinqueloculina pulchella.
Ref: Cornish ERICA database.

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Original name:
Quinqueloculina pulchella d'Orbigny, 1826
Synonymised names:
Adelosina pulchella d'Orbigny, 1846 (Synonym juvenile form of Adelosina schreibersi opinion Papp & Schmid (1985))
Adelosina schreibersii (d'Orbigny, 1846) † (Subjective synonym in opinion of Papp & Schmid (1985))
Miliolina adelosina Silvestri, 1896 † (Unaccepted new name in Silvestri (1896) to avoid secondary homonymy between Q. pulchella and A. pulchella d'Orbigny both accepted as Miliolina according to Silvestri)
Miliolina pulchella (d'Orbigny, 1826) (Opinion of Luczkowska in Jones (1994))
Quinqueloculina josephina d'Orbigny, 1846 † (Subjective synonym in opinion of Papp & Schmid (1985))
Quinqueloculina pulchella d'Orbigny, 1826 (New combination in Brady (1884))
Quinqueloculina schreibersii d'Orbigny, 1846 † (Opinion of Papp & Schmid (1985))
Ref. WoRMS

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Adelosina pulchella cribrolinoidid foram from Carrick Roads Falmouth images by Cai-uso wohler von SANDPHOTO.DE at www.cuwohler.de foraminifera images
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