Miogypsina globulina (Michelotti) from Samatzai section (Lower Miocene-Southern Sardinia)

Vladimiro Verrubbi, Francesco Schiavinotto

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Abstract

Biometric data measured on a Miogypsina s.s. population are presented. Twenty-four megalospheric specimens have been obtained by means of a random picking on washing residues of a marl layer sampled in the Samatzai Miocene succession (Southern Sardinia), cropping out along the eastern side of the Plio-Pleistocene Campidano Graben. This succession has been mainly deposited into a neritic marine carbonate environment during the Early Miocene rift phase. M. globulina (Michelotti) has been detected in Sam-1 sample, at a central evolutionary stage of the species. It indicates a reference to a early-middle Burdigalian age, that is confirmed by the overlying planktonic foraminiferal assemblage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203 - 209
Number of pages7
JournalBollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana
Volume44
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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