The foraminiferal collections of the European Micropalaeontological Reference Centre

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Author(s): Kaminski, Michael; Kowal-Kasprzyk, Justyna; Waskowska, Anna
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
KFUPM, College of Petroleum & Geosciences, Geosciences, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Micropress Europe, Poland
Volume Title: European Geosciences Union general assembly 2018
Source: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol.20; European Geosciences Union general assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria, April 8-13, 2018. Publisher: Copernicus GmbH on behalf of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany. ISSN: 1029-7006
Note: In English
Summary: Over the time frame of three years (2015-2017), the European Micropalaeontological Reference Centre has become an important repository for published micropalaeontological collections. As of December 2017, the foraminiferal collections consist of approximately 22,000 faunal slides. The "gem" of the collection is a separate microscope slide cabinet that contains type specimens (holotypes, metatypes and paratypes) of species of foraminifera. Currently, type specimens of 237 species, including holotypes of 53 species, are housed in our center. The largest group of species represent deep-water agglutinated foraminifera (DWAF), but other agglutinated, as well as calcareous benthic foraminifera, are also present. These species were described mainly by Amao, Barnard & Banner, Bubik, Cetean, Eickhoff, Geroch, Gradstein, Holbourn, Jozsa, Jurkiewicz, Kaminski, Kender, Luczkowska, McNeil, Mikhalevich, Mjatliuk, Neagu, Nagy, Podobina, Podobina & Orlov, Preece, Samuel, Setoyama, Tyszka, Vasicek, Waskowska, White, and their coauthors. Moreover, we also house the shipboard or shorebased micropaleontological samples from DSDP/ODP Legs 9, 12, 26, 27, 29, 44, 90, 94, 104, 105, 122, 123, 124, 151, 159, 162, 302, and 323, as well as industry boreholes from the North Sea, Labrador Sea, Norwegian Sea, Barents Sea, and offshore West Africa. The slides of type specimens are archived in cabinet drawers together with the reprints of papers in which the species or assemblages were described. The collection constantly enlarges, thanks to scientists who donate their recently described or archival specimens and picked slides. The list of the type specimens, as well as the list of the publications in which the faunas housed in the European Micropalaeontological Reference Centre were described, are both available on-online ( [Copyright Author(s) 2018. CC Attribution 4.0 License:]
Year of Publication: 2018
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 10 Paleontology, Invertebrate; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Foraminifera; Marine sediments; Microfossils; Ocean Drilling Program; Programs; Sediments
Record ID: 2019014048
Copyright Information: GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from European Geosciences Union, Munich, Germany

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