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A new paleontology

Cesare Emiliani
A new paleontology
Micropaleontology (1969) 15 (3): 265-300


Current paleontological research is handicapped by nomenclatorial formalism, the definition of species, and the practice of holotype designation. Species is redefined as a platonic idea based on a representative sample of mature phenotypes. Accurate study of such samples yields a large amount of genetic and environmental information. This method, here applied to mature shells of planktonic foraminifera from Pleistocene deep-sea cores, leads to stratigraphic zonations some two orders of magnitude more accurate than presently possible, and appears invaluable also for ecological and paleoecological studies.

ISSN: 0026-2803
Serial Title: Micropaleontology
Serial Volume: 15
Serial Issue: 3
Title: A new paleontology
Author(s): Emiliani, Cesare
Pages: 265-300
Published: 1969
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, United States
Accession Number: 1969-032919
Categories: Stratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1969
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