Paleogene larger rotaliid foraminifera from the western and central Neotethys

  • Lukas Hottinger
  • Davide Bassi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Rotaliid Foraminifera

  3. Systematic Palaeontology: Family Rotaliidae

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Davide Bassi
      Pages 23-38
    3. Davide Bassi
      Pages 39-55
    4. Davide Bassi
      Pages 57-97
    5. Davide Bassi
      Pages 99-119
    6. Davide Bassi
      Pages 121-151
    7. Davide Bassi
      Pages 173-191
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 193-196

About this book


This book provides a representative assessment of the state of the art of research on Paleogene rotaliid larger foraminifera. It gives an overview of the current understanding of systematics of this group and, in particular, of its biostratigraphic importance and palaeobiogeography. The senior author of the work, late Professor Hottinger, a leading scientist in the field, both from a systematic and  applied side, presents in this book his most recent advances.
The foraminiferal family Rotaliidae is a traditional group used frequently which plays an important role for petroleum exploration in the biostratigraphy and palaeobiogeography of Paleogene shallow water deposits in the Middle East. This book aims to introduce rotaliid representatives as index fossils that can be recognized in random thin-sections of cemented rocks.

The book is generously illustrated with an unprecedented degree of accuracy. The selection of taxa is restricted to forms having lived in the Paleocene and the Eocene, where their biostratigraphic significance is much higher than during later epochs. However, some additional rotaliid taxa, from the Late Cretaceous or that do not belong to the family Rotaliidae sensu stricto, are included in this book in order to demonstrate particular roots of rotaliid phylogenetic lineages in the previous community maturation cycle or to delimit the taxon Rotaliidae with more precision. This book can be considered as a reference in the field.


Biostratigraphy and Rotaliids Larger Foraminifera and Paleogene Rotaliids and the Western and Central Neotethys

Authors and affiliations

  • Lukas Hottinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Allschwil (Basel)Switzerland

Editors and affiliations

  • Davide Bassi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Earth SciencesUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02852-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02853-8
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