Early Mississippian calcareous foraminifera from the lower part of the Joana Limestone Formation, Utah

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2013
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Kocaturk, Ayni
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The Joana Limestone Formation is located in Ledger Canyon and Little Mile and One Half Mile Canyon in Utah. This study provides insight into middle and lower Mississippian foraminifer using over 150 specimens of foraminifera samples collected over two locations in the Joana Limestone, Utah, by Dr. Paul Brenckle, Honorary Director for the Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research. This study increases knowledge of the Missisissppian foraminifera taxa of that region which contains the following foreminiferal assemblage recorded at the base of the Joana Limestone Formation: Septaglomospiranella, Septabrunsiina, Tournayella, Chernyshinella, Granuliferella, Urbanella, Spinobrunsiina, Eblanaia, Dainella, Septatournayella, Endothyra. The author created a simple chart that organized the fossils according to order, family, and genus based upon current research in order for the readers to easily understand foraminifera taxonomies.

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