Müller, Siegfried, 1966: Zusammenfassung der biostratigraphischen Ergebnisse im Tertiär des Objektes "Neogen Westmecklenburg" 1963-1964 nach Foraminiferenuntersuchungen, 1-35, 5 Tab., 10 Tafeln, Schwerin
Mueller describes the biostratigraphical setting of the Oligocene - Miocene in a central part of Northwestern Europe as derived from the fossil record of benthic foraminifera. His report is based on 23 drillings in Westmecklenburg in Northern Germany covering Middle Oligocene to Miocene strata. 10 plates illustrate found foraminiferal species, which are useful as biostratigraphical markers. A table states their stratigraphical range.
The field work and analysis of 3083 core-meters with 1231 samples were undertaken 1963-1965. The report finalized in 1966 has not been published in the former GDR. The foraminifera.eu-team decided to transcibe the paper from the type-written original provided by Siegfried Müller. The Geologischer Dienst Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Güstrow gave the permission for its publication.
We consider Müllers paper as quite useful for the whole Northwestern European bisotratigraphical interpretation of the Oligocene/Miocene. We found many of the illustrated species in our samples and in material of the US. A biostratigraphical record based on benthic organisms needs to take into account their nature as local and regional markers. Müllers report covers a central part of our main study area.
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the position of the drills are indicated by circles
Oligocene - Lowest Miocene
Eochattian - Neochattian
the specimens and b/w images are
from different drills cores
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