Foraminiferal biostratigraphy of the Middle and Upper Jurassic of the Polish Lowlands: the state of the art

Jolanta Smoleń, Jolanta Iwańczuk

Abstract


The foraminifera-based biostratigraphy of the Middle and Upper Jurassic of the Polish Lowlands was re-evaluated. Biostratigraphic charts providing ranges of the most important foraminiferal taxa characteristic of individual Jurassic stages are presented in relation to the currently used ammonite-based standard stratigraphic divisions. The study contains the new research on the foraminifera fauna and includes earlier results available in published and archival reports. In the Oxfordian and Lower Kimmeridgian deposits, various foraminiferal assemblages were distinguished with reference to the lithofacies in the individual parts of the Polish Basin and varying influences of the palaeogeographical provinces. Additionally, the foraminiferal zones in the Oxfordian and Lower Kimmeridgian deposits of southeastern Poland are distinguished based on detail study of foraminifers.


Keywords


foraminifers; biostratigraphy; Middle and Upper Jurassic; Polish Lowlands

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