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Title: 

Spirobolivina papillosa and Spirobolivina retorta, two new foraminiferal morphospecies from the Bizerte Lagoon (Tunisia) 


Author(s)

Maria Virgínia Alves Martins, Noureddine Zaaboub, Monia El Bour, Michael A. Kaminski, Fabrizio Frontalini


Abstract:

Two species, Spirobolivina papillosa n. sp. and Spirobolivina retorta n. sp., are described from the Bizerte Lagoon (Tunisia), a Mediterranean transitional ecosystem. Two additional species, S. curta (Cushman, 1933) and S. minuta McCulloch, 1977, are also recorded from this lagoon. The identification and documentation of the new species are followed by a comparison with all the species belonging to the genus Spirobolivina and with selected species assigned to the genera Bolivinopsis and Spiroplectoides. Spirobolivina spp. are uncommon in Mediterranean modern environments and their ecology and paleoecology are poorly understood.


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http://jfr.geoscienceworld.org/content/47/1/93

Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)
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