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New latest Permian foraminifers from Laren (Guangxi Province, South China): Palaeobiogeographic implications

Gaillot, Jérémie
Vachard, Daniel
Galfetti, Thomas
Published in Geobios. 2009, vol. 42, p. 141-168
Abstract Microfacies analyses performed on the latest PermianWujiaping Formation at Laren (Guangxi Province, South China) show that the bioclasticrich limestones of Late Permian age contain a rich and well-diversified foraminiferal fauna. This fauna is here revised in order to be compared with time-equivalent levels of southern Iran and southern Turkey. Some new and unexpected phylogenetic trends are highlighted among the biseriamminoids. The new or poorly known genera Retroseptellina, Septoglobivalvulina, Paraglobivalvulinoides, Dagmarita?, Bidagmarita nov. gen., Louisettita, Paradagmaritopsis nov. gen. and Paradagmarita? are concerned. Nevertheless, these newly appeared biseriamminoids are subordinate to abundant Tetrataxis and Climacammina, ultimate survivors of the families Palaeotextulariidae and Tetrataxidae, appeared as old as the Early Carboniferous (‘‘Mississippian''). Algae, miliolids, and nodosarioids are poorly represented. Two genera and four species are here newly described: Globivalvulina curiosa nov. sp., Louisettita ultima nov. sp., Bidagmarita nov. gen., Bidagmarita sinica nov. gen. nov. sp., Paradagmaritopsis nov. gen., Paradagmaritopsis kobayashii nov. gen. nov. sp. The palaeogeographic distribution of these foraminifers is interpreted to be typically of Neo-Tethyan regions, ranging from southern Turkey (Hazro) to South China (Laren) and up to Japan for some species (i.e., Paradagmaritopsis). At Laren, Late Permian strata are generally characterized by Reichelina ex gr. simplex Sheng. Isolated samples of packstones, collected in Tsoteng region (Guangxi Province, South China), contain Sphaerulina sp. together with various smaller foraminifers and numerous representatives of the new species G. curiosa nov. sp. In this study we demonstrate that the regions of Zagros (Iran), Taurus (Turkey), South China and even Japan shared similar foraminiferal assemblages and represented intermittently connected palaeobiogeographic provinces during Late Permian times.
Keywords ForaminifersBiseriamminoidsSystematicsNew taxaLate ChanghsingianUpper PermianSouth China
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GAILLOT, Jérémie et al. New latest Permian foraminifers from Laren (Guangxi Province, South China): Palaeobiogeographic implications. In: Geobios, 2009, vol. 42, p. 141-168. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:2424

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