Authors: NAZİRE ÖZGEN ERDEM, FELIX SCHLAGINTWEIT, DERYA SİNANOĞLU
Abstract: Rogerella aydimi Gallardo-Garcia and Serra-Kiel was described from the Priabonian Haluf Member of the Aydim Formation, Oman. Based on new finds from the Bartonian Hoya Formation of SE Turkey and the Jahrum Formation of Iran, its taxonomic status is discussed herein. It is concluded that it represents a species of Dictyoconus with a simple subepidermal network (1 rafter, 1 intercalary beam) below a thin epiderm. The stratigraphic range of D. aydimi known thus far is Bartonian-Priabonian or Shallow Benthic Zone 17- 20. The distribution of D. aydimi gives further evidence for a Middle-Late Eocene faunal provincialism of the Arabian Plate (Somalia, Oman, Iran, Iraq, SE Turkey).
Keywords: Benthic foraminifera, taxonomy and systematics, biostratigraphy, paleobiogeography, Eocene, SE Turkey
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