Geoloski anali Balkanskoga poluostrva 2002 Issue 64, Pages: 107-135
doi:10.2298/GABP0264107R
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The Rhynchonellide Brachiopod Cyclothyris ? globata (Arnaud, 1877) from the Santonian-Campanian of Pannonides, Carpatho-Balkanides and Dinarides, South-Eastern Europe

Radulović Vladan, Motchurova-Dekova Neda

The asymmetric rhynchonellide brachiopods Rhynchonella difformis Valenciennes in Lamarck and R. contorta d'Orbigny were often mentioned in the stratigraphic literature on Santonian-Campanian outcrops of the Pannonides, Carpatho-Balkanides and Dinarides (southeastern Europe). A recent taxonomic study including modern methods of serial sectioning and shell microstructure of brachiopods has resulted in revision of both species, identified now as Cyclothyris ? globata (Arnaud).

Keywords: rhynchonellide brachiopod, Cyclothyris ? globata, Cretaceous, Santonian-Campanian, stratigraphy, Pannonides, Carpatho-Balkanides, Dinarides

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