More than two decades ago, Gawor-Biedowa (1987) described a number of benthic foraminifers from Late Cretaceous deposits in Poland. At that time she proposed a new genus Varsoviella, although this name was already preoccupied by the validly named rhabdocoel flatworm Varsoviella Gieysztor and Wiszniewski, 1947.

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The foraminifer VarsoviellaGawor-Biedowa, 1987, is a monotypic genus. Although the type species, V. pazdroaeGawor-Biedowa, 1987, has been described as a Late Cretaceous benthic ataxophragmiid, its type of aperture is reminiscent of some representatives of the Dorothiidae Balakhmatova, 1972. It was nevertheless classified within the Ataxophragmiidae Schwager, 1877, and placed within...

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