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Why are Foraminiferida Foraminifers ?

  • Ole S. Tendal
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 327)

Abstract

Fossil benthic and planktonic foraminifers play a major role in paleontology, first of all as a stratigraphic tool, but also in paleoecology, paleoclimatology, paleoceanography and paleobiogeography. Recent foraminifers are abundant and diverse in nearly all modern marine ecosystems, and although little is known about their life as organisms, they are among the most important marine animal groups (Bernstein et al., 1978; Gooday, 1986, 1988; Hemleben et al., 1989; Lipps, 1983; Murray, 1973; Tendal & Hessler, 1977; Thiel, 1975, 1983).

Keywords

Dissolve Organic Matter Benthic Foraminifera Planktonic Foraminifera Reproductive Pattern Planktonic Foraminifer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ole S. Tendal
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  1. 1.Zoological MuseumUniversity of CopenhagenKøbenhavn ØDenmark

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