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Nomenclature to describe the transition from multiserial to uniserial chamber arrangement in benthic Foraminifera

Michael A. Kaminski, Claudia G. Cetean and Jaroslaw Tyszka
Nomenclature to describe the transition from multiserial to uniserial chamber arrangement in benthic Foraminifera
Journal of Micropalaeontology (May 2011) 30 (1): 7-10

Abstract

We define terms used to describe the transition from a trochospiral, multiserial or biserial chamber arrangement to a uniserial chamber arrangement in benthic foraminifera. The morphological transition from a trocho-, multi- or biserial to a uniserial chamber arrangement may be abrupt, or form a morphological progression through transitional stages defined as 'loosely biserial', 'lax-uniserial' and, finally, 'loosely uniserial'. The precise meanings of the intermediate stages ending in uniseriality are defined here by means of examples using foraminiferal models. We introduce the new terms 'Cryptobiserial', 'Cryptotriserial' and 'Cryptotrochospiral' to describe the chamber arrangement in genera with uniserial stages that preserve the sense of coiling of the previous trochospiral, triserial or biserial stages.


ISSN: 0262-821X
EISSN: 2041-4978
Serial Title: Journal of Micropalaeontology
Serial Volume: 30
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Nomenclature to describe the transition from multiserial to uniserial chamber arrangement in benthic Foraminifera
Affiliation: University College London, Department of Earth Sciences, London, United Kingdom
Pages: 7-10
Published: 201105
Text Language: English
Publisher: British Micropalaeontological Society, London, United Kingdom
References: 17
Accession Number: 2011-053970
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: Natural History Museum, GBR, United KingdomPolish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geological Sciences, POL, Poland
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201130
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