Fusulinoidean faunas from the Upper Carboniferous and Lower Permian platform limestone in the Hadim area, Central Taurides, Turkey

Kobayashi F., ALTINER D.

RIVISTA ITALIANA DI PALEONTOLOGIA E STRATIGRAFIA, vol.114, no.2, pp.191-232, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 114 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.191-232
  • Keywords: fusulinoideans, Upper Carboniferous, Lower Permian, central Taurides, biostratigraphy, systematic paleontology, CANTABRIAN MOUNTAINS, FUSULINID GENERA, TRITICITES
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Sixty-one species assignable to 31 genera of Late Carboniferous and Early Permian fusulinoideans were distinguished from the Hadim area, central Taurides, Turkey. They are biostratigraphically divided into eleven zones in ascending order: Protriticites variabilis, Montiparus urnbonoplicatus and Schwageriniformis schwageriniformis zones in the Kasimovian; the figulites A formosus, Daixina asiatica and Rugosofusulina sp. A zones in the Gzhelian; Paraschwagerina sp. and Dutkevichia complicata zones in the Asselian; Paraschwagerina pseudomira and Robustoscbwagerina nucleolata zones in the Sakmarian; and the Dunbarula? sp. zone of possible Artinskian age. Basal Kasimovian strata, Kasimovian-Gzhelian boundary strata and lower Asselian strata are missing due to erosion and/or non-deposition on the basis of faunal analysis of these fusulinoideans.