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27 September 2018 Two poorly known species of Foraminifera: Polystomella minuta Reuss, 1865 from the Oligocene of Germany (Bavaria) and P. falunica Allix, 1913 from the Miocene of western France (Touraine). Designation of a neotype for P. falunica
Jean-Pierre Margerel, Armelle Poignant
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Abstract

The type specimens of Polystomella minutaReuss, 1865, have not been found in the Reuss collection of the Museum of Vienna. No topotypic specimen is known and all the subsequent designations of this species in the Oligocene and Miocene are misidentifications. Polystomella falunica Allix, 1913, was discovered again in 1968, and cited in 1980, 1989, 1997, 2009 by one of the authors of this study (JPM) and also a few others (see furthers). It is present in the upper Oligocene of the Paratethys and frequent in the Miocene of France and Paratethys, rare in the Pliocene of France. A neotype is here selected and described.

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Jean-Pierre Margerel and Armelle Poignant "Two poorly known species of Foraminifera: Polystomella minuta Reuss, 1865 from the Oligocene of Germany (Bavaria) and P. falunica Allix, 1913 from the Miocene of western France (Touraine). Designation of a neotype for P. falunica," Geodiversitas 40(4), 497-504, (27 September 2018). https://doi.org/10.5252/geodiversitas2018v40a19
Received: 4 July 2017; Accepted: 13 April 2018; Published: 27 September 2018
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