Benthic foraminifera in the aftermath of the Cenomanian-Turonian boundary extinction event in the carbonate platform facies of the southern Apennines (Italy)

Maria Eugenia Arriaga, Gianluca Frija, Mariano Parente, Esmeralda Caus

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Abstract

© 2010. The Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research. After the two-step extinction event that eliminated all the complex larger benthic foraminifera in the latest Cenomanian, the early Turonian benthic foraminiferal assemblages consisted of small, morphologically simple taxa; these were found in the few carbonate platforms that survived drowning during the Cenomanian-Turonian boundary interval. In this paper, we provide detailed morphologic descriptions of the most typical species of the Turonian benthic foraminiferal assemblages from the Apennine carbonate platform of southern Italy, along with some remarks on their suprageneric systematic position. Their chronostratigraphic range is firmly constrained by integrating carbon- and strontium-isotope stratigraphy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-24
JournalJournal of Foraminiferal Research
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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