DSDP site 116 Sample 8 (Pliocene to of Ireland)

Also known as Hatton-Rockall

Where: Ireland (57.5° N, 15.9° W: paleocoordinates 57.5° N, 15.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Early/Lower Pliocene to Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: microfossils

Collection methods: sieve

Primary reference: P. E. Belanger and W. A. Berggren. 1986. Neogene benthic foraminifera of the Hatton-Rockall Basin. Micropaleontology 32(4):324-356 [M. Uhen/R. McClees-Funinan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 141456: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Ricardo McClees-Funinan on 27.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• The benthic foraminifera greater than 150 micrometers were randomly split using a Sepor microsplitter to yield generally 200 to 400 specimens (average of 325 specimens) per sample. A total of 88 taxonomic species (an 89th category for "other") were recognized and are listed in Appendix 1, and the more common and more taxonomically problematic taxa illustrated on plates 1 through 7. Census data are listed in Appendix 2. All three suborders, Textulariina, Miliolina and Rotaliina, are represented the Rotaliina dominate all samples.
  - Chilostomellidae
 Rotaliina - Stilostomellidae
 Rotaliina - Cassidulinidae
 Planorbulinacea - Cibicididae
 Planorbulinacea - Planulidae
 Buliminacea - Uvigerinidae
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
 Nonionacea - Nonionidae
 Rotaliina - Bolivinidae
Brizalina sp. Costa 1856
 Textulariacea - Valvulinidae
 Miliolida - Hauerinidae