Turriglomina ? anatolica, n. sp (Foraminiferida) from the cretaceous of North-Western Anatolia (Turkey): Remarks on the evolution of Mesozoic meandrospirids


Altiner D. , Rettori R., Zaninetti L., Martini R.

RIVISTA ITALIANA DI PALEONTOLOGIA E STRATIGRAFIA, vol.107, no.3, pp.477-482, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 107 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Title of Journal : RIVISTA ITALIANA DI PALEONTOLOGIA E STRATIGRAFIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.477-482

Abstract

A new species of foraminifer, Turriglomina ? anatolica, n.sp., is erected from the Lower Cretaceous of North-Western Anatolia, Turkey,. The species is characterized by, a well developed meandrospirid stage followed by, a rectilinear, helicoidal stage. The morphology of the new taxon is similar to that of the Triassic genus Turriglomina Zaninetti; however, the generic attribution is doubtful as the evolutionary path of meandrospirids is not documented from Triassic to Cretaceous.