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Evolution and Geological Significance of Larger Benthic Foraminifera

The over-all aim of the book is to collect and add to the information published already on the larger benthic foraminifera and in cases their associated algae. Many decades of research in the Far East, to some extent in the Middle East and Americas has lead to numerous articles with confused systematics. Therefore, with the aid of new and precise age dates, from calcareous nannofossils and Sr isotopes, the current schemes of the larger foraminifera in a relatively precise chronostratigraphic and sequence stratigraphic framework are revised. This is achieved by: 1) establishing the systematic and occurrences of larger foraminifera from carbonate rocks in successions covering the Carboniferous to Miocene, with careful taxonomic comparison with the known records in the different bioprovinces; 2) illustration fossils of different families and groups at generic levels. 3) illustrations of important species and comparing distributions of different taxa.The inventory of larger benthic foraminifera focuses on the main important groups and the illustration of their genera. Reviews of the global state of the art of each group are complemented with the new data, and the direct palaeobiogeographic relevance of the new data is analyzed.

Audience
Universities (libraries), The Micropalaeontological Society (TMS), The Geological Society, Generally major oil companies and Consultancy companies, paleontologists

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Published: September 2008

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-52956-5

Contents

  • 1. Biology and history of larger benthic foraminifera
    History and biological classification of foraminifera
    Ecology of the living larger foraminifera
    Palaeontological and evolutionary history of the larger foraminifera
    Taxanomic features used in larger foraminiferal classification
    Biostratigraphic distribution over time of larger foaminifera
    General factors effecting the evolution of marine species in the mid to late Phanerozic
    2. The Palaeozoic larger benthic foraminifera: The Carboniferous and Permian
    Morphology and taxonomy of Palaeozoic larger benthic foraminifera
    Biostratigraphy and phylogenetic evolution
    Palaeoecology of the fusulinids
    Palaeogeographic distribution of the fusulinids
    3. The Mesozoic larger benthic foraminifera: the Triassic
    Morphology and taxonomy of Triassic larger benthic foraminifera
    Biostratigraphy and phylogenetic evolution
    Palaeoecology of Triassic foraminifera
    Palaeogeographic distribution of Triassic foraminifera
    4. The Mesozoic larger benthic foraminifera: the Jurassic
    Morphology and taxonomy of Jurassic larger benthic foraminifera
    Biostratigraphy and phylogenetic evolution
    Palaeoecology of Jurassic foraminifera
    Palaeogeographic distribution of Jurassic foraminifera
    5. The Mesozoic larger benthic foraminifera: the Cretaceous
    Morphology and taxonomy of Cretaceous larger benthic foraminifera
    Biostratigraphy and phylogenetic evolution
    Palaeoecology of Cretaceous foraminifera
    Palaeogeographic distribution of Cretaceous foraminifera
    6. The Palaeogene larger benthic foraminifera
    Morphology and taxonomy of Palaeogene larger benthic foraminifera
    Biostratigraphy and phylogenetic evolution
    Palaeoecology of Palaeogene foraminifera
    Palaeogeographic distribution of Palaeogene foraminifera
    7. The Neogene larger benthic foraminifera
    Morphology and taxonomy Neogene larger benthic foraminifera
    Biostratigraphy and phylogenetic evolution
    Palaeoecology of Neogene foraminifera
    Palaeogeographic distribution of Neogene foraminifera
    8. Synthesis
    Importance of application of larger foraminifera in biostratigraphy
    Importance of larger foraminifera as marine environmental indicators
    The significance of the larger foraminifera assemblages in the understanding of the global distribution of carbonate sediments and their value in contributing raw data to palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic models
    Appendix
    Nomenclature terminology and glossary

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