Taxonomic revision and new species/subspecies of Middle-Late Miocene (Bessarabian) miliolids of the Family Hauerinidae Schwager from Georgia — Eastern Paratethys

Open access

Taxonomic revision and new species/subspecies of Middle-Late Miocene (Bessarabian) miliolids of the Family Hauerinidae Schwager from Georgia — Eastern Paratethys

Three new miliolid taxa from Bessarabian sediments from Georgia (Eastern Paratethys) are described following the classification of Łuczkowska (1972), which has never been used before by ex-Soviet micropaleontologists. They are: Varidentella luczkowskae; Varidentella reussi (Bogdanowicz) subsp. costulata; and Affinetrina voloshinovae (Bogdanowicz) subsp. eldarica. This classification takes into account the morphology of the aperture and the shape and size of teeth as criteria to distinguish the species. This study contributes important criteria which will help to unify the taxonomical inconsistencies between the Eastern, Central and Western Paratethyan miliolids.

Bogdanowicz A.K. 1947: The results of study of Miocene foraminifera of Crimea-Caucasus region. In: Microfauna of oil locations of Caucasus, Emby and Middle Asia. Trans. VNIGRI 5-34 (in Russian).

Bogdanowicz A.K. 1952: Miliolidae and Peneroplidae the fossil foraminifera of USSR. Trans. VNIGRI 64, 1-338 (in Russian).

Bogdanowicz A.K. 1959: The basis of paleontology. The Proterozoa. Acad. Sci. USSR, Moscow, 1-36 (in Russian).

Bogdanowicz A.K. 1960: About new and little known foraminifers from the Miocene of Western Pre-Caucasus. Trans. VNIGRI 3, 241-263 (in Russian).

Bogdanowicz A.K. 1981: The classification of small foraminifera of Mezo-Cenozoic. Trans. VNIGRI No. 3, 3-127 (in Russian).

Brady H.B. 1884: Report on the Foraminifera collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876. In: Thomson C.W. & Murray J. (Eds.): Report of the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 under the command of Captain George S. Nares and Captain Frank Tourle Thomson. London, Edinburgh, Dublin, IX, 1-814.

Cicha I., Rögl F., Rupp C. & Čtyroká J. 1998: Oligocene-Miocene foraminifera of the Central Paratethys. Abh. Senckenberg. Naturforsch. Gesell. 549, 1-325.

Delage Y. & Hérouad E. 1896: Traité de Zoologie Concrète. Le Cellule et les Protozoaires. Schleichter Frères, Paris, 1, 1-589.

d'Orbigny A. 1826: Tableau méthodique de la classe des Céphalopodes. Ann. Sci. Natur. 7, 245-314.

Ehrenberg G.C. 1839: Über die Bildung der Kreidefelsen und des Kreidemergels durch unsichtbare Organismen. Phys. Abh. Kön. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1838 (1840: separate 1839), 59-147.

Finlay J.A. 1947: New Zealand Foraminifera: key species in stratigraphy. New Zealand J. Sci. Tech. 28, 5 (sec. B), 272-275.

Hansen J.H. & Dalberg P. 1975: Symbiotic algae in milioline foraminifera: CO2 uptake and shell adaptation. Bull. Geol. Soc. Denmark 28, 47-55.

Harzhauser M. & Piller W.E. 2007: Benchmark data of a changing sea — palaeogeography, palaeobiogeography and events in the Central Paratethys during the Miocene. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 253, 8-31.

Iaccarino S. 1985: Mediterranean Miocene and Pliocene planktic foraminifera. In: Bolli H.M., Saunders J.B. & Perch-Nielsen K. (Eds.): Plankton stratigraphy. Cambridge Earth Sci. Ser., Cambridge Univ. Press, 283-314.

Kamladze G. & Kachkachishvili M. 1976: Summarizing of geologic-geophysical materials on Abkhazia and Megrelia. Rep. Abkhazian-Megrelian Thematic Geol. Party, Tbilisi, 1-216 (in Russian).

Karrer F. 1877: Geologie der Kaiser Franz-Josephs Hochquellen-Wasserleitung. Eine Studie in den Terliar-Bildungen am Westrande des alpinen Tiles der Niederung Wien. Abh. K.K. Geol. Reichsanst. Wien 9, 1-420.

Koiava K. 2006: The biostratigraphy of Sarmatian deposits of Eastern Georgia on the base of Foraminifera. PhD Thesis, Alexandre Djanelidze Inst. Geol., Tbilisi, 1-163 (in Georgian).

Kolesnikov V. 1935: Sarmatian Mollusks. Paleontology USSR, Moscow, 1-507 (in Russian).

Lamarck J.B. 1804: Suite des mémoires sur les fossiles desenvirons de Paris. Ann. Mus. Nat. Hist. Natur. 5, 349-357.

Loeblich A.R. Jr. & Tappan H. 1964: Sarcodina chiefly "The camoebians" and Foraminifera. In: Moore R.C. (Ed.): Treatise of invertebrate paleontology. C. Protista, New York, 2, 1, 1-510.

Loeblich A.R. Jr. & Tappan H. 1988: Foraminiferal genera and their classification. Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1-2, 1-970.

Łuczkowska E. 1972: Miliolidae (Foraminiferida) from Miocene of Poland//part I. Revision of the classification. Acta Palaeont. Pol. XVII, 3, 342-377.

Łuczkowska E. 1974: Miliolidae (Foraminiferida) from Miocene of Poland//part II. Biostratigraphy, palaeoecology and systematics. Acta Palaeont. Pol. XIX, 1, 1-176.

Maisuradze L.S. 1971: The Foraminifera of Western Georgia Sarmatian. Tbilisi, 1-120 (in Russian).

Papava D. 1974: Geological structure and oil-and-gas bearing of the middle flow of the river Mtkvari. Report of Adjara-Trialety Thematic Geologic Party, Tbilisi, 1-254 (in Russian).

Piller W.E. & Harzhauser M. 2005: The myth of the brackish Sarmatian Sea. Terra Nova 17, 450-455.

Pobedina V.M., Voroshilova A.T., Rybina O.I. & Kuznetsova T.V. 1956: The reference book on microfauna of middle and upper Miocene deposits of Azerbaijan. Baku, 3-179.

Popescu G. 1995: Contribution to the knowledge of the Sarmatian Foraminifera of Romania. Roman. J. Paleontology 76, 85-98.

Popov S.V., Akhmetev M.A., Zaporozhets N.I., Voronina A.A. & Stolyarov A.S. 1993: Evolution of Eastern Paratethys in the Late Eocene-Early Miocene. Stratigr. Geol. Correlation 1, 6, 572-600.

Rögl F. 1985: Late Oligocene and Miocene planktic foraminifera of the Central Paratethys. In: Bolli H.M., Saunders J.B. & Perch-Nielsen K. (Eds.): Plankton stratigraphy. Cambridge Earth Sci. Ser., Cambridge Univ. Press, 315-328.

Rögl F. 1999: Mediterranean and Paratethys. Facts and hypothesis of an Oligocene to Miocene paleogeography (short overview). Geol. Carpathica 50, 339-349.

Rögl F. 2001: Mid-Miocene circum-Mediterranean paleogeography. Berichte Inst. Geol. Paläont., K.-F.-Univ. Graz 4, 49-59.

Schlumberger C. 1887: Note sur le genre Planispirina. Bull. Soc. Zool. France 12, 105-118.

Schlumberger C. 1893: Monographie des Miliolidées du Golfe de Marseille. Mém. Soc. Zool. France 6, 199-224.

Schwager C. 1876: Saggio di una classificazione dei foraminiferi avuto riguardo alle loro famiglie naturali. Boll. Comitato Geol. Ital. 8, 18-153.

Spezzaferri S. & Ćorić S. 2001: Ecology of Karpatian (Early Miocene) foraminifera and calcareous nannoplankton from Laa an der Thaya, Lower Austria: a statistical approach. Geol. Carpathica 200, 361-374.

Steininger F.F. & Wessely G. 2000: From the Tethyan Ocean to the Paratethys Sea: Oligocene to Neogene stratigraphy, paleogeography and paleobiogeography of the circum-Mediterranean region and the Oligocene to Neogene Basin evolution in Austria; Aspects of Geology in Austria. Mitt. Österr. Geol. Gesell. 92, 95-116.

Vangengeym E.A., Gabuniya L.K., Pevzner M.A. & Tsiskarishvili G.V. 1989: Stratigraphical position of Transcaucasus Hipparion fauna occurrences in light of magnetic stratigraphy data. Trans. Acad. Sci. USSR, Ser. Geol. 8, 70-78 (in Russian).

Vella P. 1957: Foraminifera from Cook Strait. In: Studies in New Zealand Foraminifera, Part 1. Bull. Paleont. New Zealand Geol. Surv. 28, 1-41.

Wiesner H. 1931: Die Foraminiferen der deutschen. Südpolar — Expedition 1901-1903. Drygalski's Deutsche Südpolar Exp., Zool., Berlin-Leipzig 20, 53-165.

Williamson W.C. 1858: On the recent Foraminifera of Great Britain. Roy. Soc. Publ., London, 1-107.

Geologica Carpathica

The Journal of Geological Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences

Journal Information

IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 1.169
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.431

CiteScore 2017: 1.26

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.551
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.836


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 413 413 15
PDF Downloads 402 402 11