ACTA PALAEONTOLOGICA ROMANIAE
Acta Palaeontologica Romaniae, Vol. 13 (1) 2017 - Online Articles 
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FELIX SCHLAGINTWEIT & KOOROSH RASHIDI
ZAGROSELLA RIGAUDII N. GEN., N. SP., A NEW BIOKOVINOIDEAN FORAMINIFER FROM THE MAASTRICHTIAN OF IRAN
Acta Palaeontologica Romaniae, 13 (1), 2017: 3 - 13

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15. 03. 2017

Abstract A new larger benthic foraminifera, Zagrosella rigaudii n.gen., n.sp., is described from the Late Maastrichtian of the Tarbur Formation of the Zagros Zone, SW Iran. The new taxon represents almost a homeomorph to the Early Jurassic Biokovina gradacensis Gušić . The wall structure of Zagrosella n.gen. appears more evolved with larger parapores whereas in Biokovina these are thinner, and bifurcating. There are also differences in the endoskeletal structures, being more massive (in the central part of the test) and may fuse in Biokovina whereas in Zagrosella they occur preferentially on the sides of the chambers, and never fused. Zagrosella rigaudii n.gen., n.sp. represents one of the youngest representatives of the Biokovinoidea, a group that became extinct at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary.
Keywords: Larger benthic foraminifera, Biokovinidae, wall structure, systematics, biostratigraphy

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