A review of low-latitude “Tethyan” calcareous nannoplankton assemblages of the Cretaceous

  • Michael Wagreich
Part of the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften Schriftenreihe der Erdwissenschaftlichen Kommissionen book series (ERDWISSENSCHAFT, volume 9)


Distinctive low-latitude (“Tethyan”) and high-latitude (boreal-austral) nannofossil assemblages can be recognized in Early Cretaceous, Mid-Cretaceous and Late Cretaceous times. Early and Mid-Cretaceous Tethyan assemblages are situated within a broad equatorial belt about 40° N to S. During the Late Cretaceous nannofossil bioprovincialism increases resulting in the existence of typical Tethyan/tropical, subtropical and high-latitude nannofossil species.


Early Cretaceous Planktonic Foraminifera Calcareous Nannofossil Warm Water Species Calcareous Nannoplankton 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Wagreich
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  1. 1.Institut für GeologieUniversität WienWienAustria

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