The Oldest Assemblages of Agglutinated Foraminifers of the Polish Flysch Carpathians

  • Stanislaw Geroch
  • Barbara Olszewska
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 327)


The oldest assemblages of agglutinated foraminifers of the Polish Flysch Carpathians occur in the marly shale intercalations of the Cieszyn Limestones (Upper Tithonian-Berriasian). The assemblages are comprised of primitive forms such as astrorhizids and ammodiscids and advanced ones such as trochamminids and verneuilinids. Fifteen genera and 19 species have been recognized. Most of these have been found in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean DSDP sites, proving the ubiquitous character of the Early Cretaceous arenaceous foraminiferal faunas. The accompanying calcareous foraminifers, mostly nodosariids, are interpreted as partly redeposited, connected with turbidites.


Lower Cretaceous Benthic Foraminifera Eastern Indian Ocean Foraminiferal Assemblage Benthic Foraminifer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanislaw Geroch
    • 1
  • Barbara Olszewska
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Geological SciencesJagiellonian UniversityKrakowPoland
  2. 2.Geological Survey of PolandCarpathian BranchKrakowPoland

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