Abstract

The duly designated genotype Spirocyclina choffati Munier-Chalmas, 1887, from the Senonian of Les Martigues, southern France, has never been figured to date, so that the genus Spirocyclina has been repeatedly misinterpreted and is still not definitely known. With regard to its internal organization, Spirocyclina choffati from the Senonian of the Marseille region differs from the other forms of "Spirocyclina" of authors recorded from the Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous; the generic name Iberina Munier-Chalmas, 1902, is therefore reinstated for the tests described first by Choffat from Portugal and subsequently by numerous authors from many other parts of the Tethys domain.

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