CUSHMAN FOUNDATION FOR FORAMINIFERAL RESEARCH SPECIAL PUBLICATION NO. 46
The Paleogene Planktonic Foraminifera Working Group has been active over 25 years and dealing with comprehensive revisions to the taxonomy and biostratigraphy of Paleogene taxa. The Atlas of Oligocene Planktonic Foraminifera (published 2018) represents the third, and final, contribution of this series. Our aim was to establish a clear and workable taxonomy for all Oligocene planktonic foraminifera. Our work has included acquiring new SEM images of holotypes and paratypes, some of which have never been imaged before. We have assessed the distribution, stratigraphic ranges and phylogeny of each morphospecies, as well as bringing together the literature on their stable isotope paleobiology. The Atlas of Oligocene Planktonic Foraminifera contains over 2000 SEM images and will be invaluable to anyone undertaking Oligocene and early Miocene planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy or geochemistry.