Abyssal Agglutinates: Back to Basics

  • William A. Berggren
  • Michael A. Kaminski
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 327)


We live in a world of ever increasing complexity. In the 25 years since the publication of the Treatise volumes by Loeblich and Tappan (1964), the number of validly described foraminiferal genera has more than doubled from 1192 in 1964, to at least 2455 in 1988. Agglutinated foraminifera (including the proteinaceous allogromiids) occupy about 180 pages of the recently revised version (Loeblich and Tappan, 1988). From the astrorhizids to the chrysalidinids, there are now at least 624 valid agglutinated genera, nearly as many genera as in the hyaline calcareous benthic suborder Rotaliina.


Type Specimen Benthic Foraminifera Type Figure British Museum Planktonic Foraminifera 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William A. Berggren
    • 1
  • Michael A. Kaminski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geology and GeophysicsWoods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWoods HoleUSA
  2. 2.GEOMARKielGermany

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