Lepinoconus chiocchinii gen. n., sp. n., a conical agglutinated foraminifera from the upper cretaceous of Italy

Erzika Cruz-Abad, Lorenzo Consorti, Esmeralda Caus

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Abstract

A new conical agglutinated foraminifer, Lepinoconus chiocchinii gen. n., sp. n. from the lower Campanian shallow-water platform deposits of the Lepini Mountains (central Apennines, Italy), is described. It has a pseudo-keriothecal wall structure, uniserial arrangement of the adult chambers and multiple apertures. The exoskeleton is constituted by beams (main and intercalary) continuous from one chamber to the next, while the endoskeleton bears pillars. The new taxon is included in the Coskinolinidae family. Lepinoconus chiocchinii gen. n., sp. n. is known from southern Italy, Greece and Albania.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-354
JournalRivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia
Volume123
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Central Italy
  • Coskinolinoidea
  • Larger benthic foraminifera
  • Late Cretaceous
  • Systematics

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