A new planktonic foraminiferal taxon of the family Hedbergellidae Loeblich and Tappan 1961 from the Upper Cretaceous (upper Turonian-Coniacian) of the Caribbean region

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doi: 10.1560/IJES.57.1.55
Author(s): Georgescu, M. Dan
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
University of Calgary, Department of Geoscience, Calgary, AB, Canada
Volume Title: Israel Journal of Earth-Sciences
Source: Israel Journal of Earth-Sciences, 57(1), p.55-63. Publisher: Laser Pages Publishing, Jerusalem, Israel. ISSN: 0021-2164 CODEN: IJERAK
Note: In English. 24 refs.; 5 plates, sketch map
Summary: A new planktonic foraminiferal taxon, Hillsella hillsi n. g., n. sp., is described from the upper Turonian-Coniacian sediments of the Caribbean region. The new taxon is included within the Family Hedbergellinae Loeblich and Tappan 1961 and is characterized by a cancellate test wall, which is described for the first time from below the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary.
Year of Publication: 2008
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
Key Words: 10 Paleontology, Invertebrate; Atlantic Ocean; Biogeography; Caribbean Sea; Classification; Coniacian; Cretaceous; DSDP Site 150; DSDP Site 95; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Foraminifera; Globigerina; Gulf of Mexico; Hedbergellidae; Hedbergellinae; Hillsella; Hillsella hillsi; Invertebrata; Leg 10; Leg 15; Mesozoic; Microfossils; New taxa; North Atlantic; Ornamentation; Planktonic taxa; Protista; Rotaliporacea; SEM data; Senonian; Taxonomy; Turonian; Upper Cretaceous; Upper Turonian; Venezuelan Basin; Yucatan Shelf
Coordinates: N240900 N240900 W0862351 W0862351
N143041 N143041 W0692121 W0692121
Record ID: 2009083205
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