The morphology, paleoecology and systematics of Nothia excelsa (Grzybowski), a deep-water agglutinated foraminifer

Stanisław Geroch, Michael A. Kaminski

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Morfologia, paleoekologia i pozycja systematyczna głębokowodnej otwornicy aglutynującej Nothia excelsa (Grzybowski)

A study of unusually well-preserved specimens from the upper surface of a turbidite sandstone layer indicates the tubular agglutinated foraminifer described by Grzybowski (1898) as Dendrophrya excelsa must be transferred to the genus Nothia. The autecology o f this common species is interpreted as a surface-dwelling detritivore.

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