With the loss of expertise in the various (sub)disciplines of micropaleontology gathering momentum owing to a variety of reasons, the need for synoptic overviews has become increasingly apparent. Thus over the last 20 years we have seen the publication of Atlases of Cenozoic Cosmopolitan Deep Water Benthic Foraminifera (CCDWBF), Cretaceous, Paleocene (and soon to appear, Eocene) planktonic foraminifera and a series of Handbooks on Cenozoic calcareous nannoplankton. Deep Water Agglutinated Foraminifera (DWAF) are characteristic of siliclastic deposits from flysch basins as well as deep sea deposits around the world. They have been noticeably neglected (with the exception of a devoted...

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