Silurian agglutinated foraminifera from the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

An assemblage of primitive agglutinated foraminifera is reported for the frst time from Silurian limestones from the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland. The assemblage is dominated by tubothalamids (Rectoammodiscus and rare Sansabaina), with less abundant monothalamids (Psammosiphonella and Psammosphaera). At the species level, the agglutinated foraminiferal assemblage is identical to those described previously from the Silurian of North America but is of lower diversity. The foraminiferal assemblage has limited potential for stratigraphic correlation as long-ranging taxa are present. The co-occurring conodont fauna enables an assignment to the early Ludlow.

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Kaminski M.A., Ferretti A., Messori F., Papazzoni C.A. & Sevastopulo G., 2016. Silurian agglutinated foraminifera from the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland. Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana, v. 55, n. 2, p. 127-138. doi:10.4435/BSPI.2016.12