Series: Developments in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy

Stratigraphy and Timescales is a new series that covers current research across a wide range of stratigraphic disciplines, providing information on recent developments for the geoscientific research community. This fully commissioned review publication aims to foster and convey progress in stratigraphy, including: All stratigraphic disciplines, including geochronology, magnetostratigraphy, lithostratigraphy, event-stratigraphy, isotope stratigraphy, astrochronology, climatostratigraphy, seismic stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, ice core chronology, cyclostratigraphy, palaeoceanography, sequence stratigraphy and others.
Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera

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Volume 22. Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera

Published: 19th October 2012 Editors: Marcelle BouDagher-Fadel

Foraminifera are free-living protozoa that grow an elaborate, solid calcite skeleton. Their well-marked evolutionary record makes them of outstanding value in zonal stratigraphy. The role of fossil planktonic foraminifera as markers for biostratigraphical zonation and correlation underpins most drilling of marine sedimentary sequences and is key to hydrocarbon exploration. Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera presents a comprehensive analysis of existing data on fossil planktonic foraminifera genera and their phylogenetic evolution in time and space. In addition, the book contains new, unpublished data on carbonate thin sections with identified fossil planktonic foraminifera from the Far East to offshore Brazil and South Africa.

Additional volumes


Volume 21. Evolution and Geological Significance of Larger Benthic Foraminifera

Published: 1st January 2015

Volume v. Jurassic to Miocene Stratigraphy and Palaeontology of Pelagic Carbonates: The Classic Sequence of the Umbria-Marche Basin

Published: 2nd February 2009 Editors: R. Coccioni A. Montanari G. Parisi

Volume 20. Understanding Late Devonian and Permian-Triassic Biotic and Climatic Events

Published: 2nd December 2005 Editors: Jeff Over Jared Morrow P. Wignall

Volume 19. The Campanian-Maastrichtian Stage Boundary

Published: 19th June 2001 Editors: G.S. Odin

Volume 18. Permian-Triassic Evolution of Tethys and Western Circum-Pacific

Published: 10th May 2000 Editors: Yin Hongfu J.M. Dickins G.R. Shi Tong Jinnan

Volume 17. Cretaceous Environments of Asia

Published: 30th March 2000 Editors: H. Okada N.-J. Mateer

Volume 16. Fossil Nonmarine Ostracoda of the United States

Published: 6th April 1999 Editors: F.M. Swain Jr.

Volume 15. Miocene Stratigraphy

Published: 18th June 1997 Editors: A. Montanari R. Coccioni G.S. Odin

Volume 14. Global Biogeography

Published: 13th October 1995 Editors: J.C. Briggs

Volume 13. Automated Stratigraphic Correlation

Published: 26th April 1990 Editors: F.P. Agterberg

Volume 12. Global Palaeoclimate of the Late Cenozoic

Published: 20th March 1990 Editors: V.A. Zubakov I.I. Borzenkova

Volume 11. Evolutionary Biology of Ostracoda

Published: 1st August 1988 Editors: N. Ikeya K. Ishizaki T. Hanai

Volume 10. Biogeography and Plate Tectonics

Published: 1st August 1987 Editors: J.C. Briggs

Volume 9. Terminal Eocene Events

Published: 1st January 1986 Editors: C. Pomerol I. Premoli-Silva

Volume 8. Pleistocene Vertebrate Faunas of Hungary

Published: 1st January 1986 Editors: D. Jánossy

Volume 7. Quaternary Dating Methods

Published: 1st January 1984 Editors: W.C. Mahaney

Volume 6. Stratigraphic micropaleontology of Atlantic basin and borderlands

Published: 1st January 1977

Volume 5. Patterns of evolution, as illustrated by the fossil record

Published: 1st January 1977

Volume 4. Calcareous algae

Published: 1st January 1977

Volume 3. Precambrian of the Northern Hemisphere

Published: 1st January 1977

Volume 2. The late Neogene

Published: 1st January 1974

Volume 1. Evolution and Extinction Rate Controls

Published: 1st January 1975 Editors: A.J. Boucot