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Allopolymorphina N. Gen. (Polymorphinidae) from the earliest Pliocene of Flinders Island, Tasmania


Quilty, PG and Whitehead, J, Allopolymorphina N. Gen. (Polymorphinidae) from the earliest Pliocene of Flinders Island, Tasmania, Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 44, (4) pp. 434-439. ISSN 0096-1191 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Cushman Foundation

DOI: doi:10.2113/gsjfr.44.4.434


A new polymorphinid genus and species Allopolymorphina flindersi Quilty and Whitehead is defined from earliest Pliocene shallow-water, fully marine, calcareous sediments from eastern Flinders Island, northeast Tasmania, Tasman Sea. It is a large, elongate form up to 2.5 mm in length (holotype 1.85 mm), initially polymorphinid but changing early to uniserial frondicularine in later chambers. Specimens occur in most samples of this study, but not in others collected previously from the island. The thin source sequence comes from a previously unrecognized depositional event in outcrop in the western margin of the hydrocarbon-bearing Gippsland Basin of southeastern Australia. Deposition occurred during an interval of high sea level and major coastal onlap.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Palaeontology (incl. palynology)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Quilty, PG (Dr Pat Quilty)
UTAS Author:Whitehead, J (Dr Jason Whitehead)
ID Code:96607
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Earth Sciences
Deposited On:2014-11-12
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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