Genus Favulina


 Favulina Patterson and Richardson, 1988


Description: Test free unilocular, globular to ovate; wall calcareous, translucent, imperforate, surface covered with raised polygonal reticulations; aperture rounded or radiate.



Favulina melo (d’Orbigny, 1839)


Oolina melo d’Orbigny 1839, p. 20, pl. 5, fig. 9; Loeblich and Tappan, 1953, p. 71, pl. 12, figs. 8-15; Lankford and Phleger, 1973, p. 123, pl. 3, figs. 8, 9; Cooper, 1974, p. 88, pl. 5, fig. 16; McGann, 2007, p. 65, pl. 10, fig. E.

Favulina melo (d’Orbigny) Patterson, Burbidge and Luternauer, p. 11, pl. 6, figs. 6-9; Vázquez Riveiros and Patterson, 2008, fig. 7.2a, b.


Description from Vázquez Riveiros and Patterson (2008):Test free, unilocular, globular, circular in section; wall calcareous, hyaline, fine perforations do not penetrate outer wall; 9 to 14 longitudinal costae extend from base to aperture; numerous downward curved cross struts unite longitudinal costae giving squamiform appearance to test surface; aperture small and circular, phialine lip; entosolenian tube short and straight.
Distribution: Favulina melo is not common but has been found throughout Puget Sound


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