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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.
         Müller, Siegfried, 1966: Zusammenfassung der biostratigraphischen Ergebnisse im Tertiär des Objektes Neogen Westmecklenburg 1963-1964 nach Foraminiferenuntersuchungen
Example: Plate 3





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Position of Drills
the position of the drills are indicated by circles
Western Mecklenburg
Northern Germany


Oligocene - Lowest Miocene
Regional Stages:
Rupelian
Eochattian - Neochattian
Vierlandian

the specimens and b/w images are
from different drills cores
shown on the map

the specimens and b/w images are provided by
Siegfried Müller



Almaena osnabrugensis
(Roemer, 1838) 
Oligocene Chattian
Almaena osnabrugensis
(Roemer, 1838) 
Oligocene Chattian
Almaena osnabrugensis
(Roemer, 1838) 
Oligocene Chattian
Asterigerina guerichi
(Franke, 1912) 
Oligocene 
   
Asterigerina guerichi
(Franke, 1912) 
Oligocene 
Massilina haidingeri
(d'Orbigny, 1846) 
Oligocene Chattian
Massilina haidingeri
(d'Orbigny, 1846) 
Oligocene Chattian
Planularia auricula
Roemer, 1838 
Oligocene Chattian
   
Planularia auricula
Roemer, 1838 
Oligocene Chattian
Planularia auricula
Roemer, 1838 
Oligocene Chattian
Saracenaria magna
Spiegler, 1974 
Oligocene Chattian
Sigmomorphina megapolitana
(Clodius, 1922) 
Oligocene Chattian
   
Sigmomorphina megapolitana
(Clodius, 1922) 
Oligocene Chattian
Siphonina reticulata
(Czjzek, 1848) 
Oligocene Rupelian
Siphonina reticulata
(Czjzek, 1848) 
Oligocene Rupelian
Vaginulina divergens
(Reuss, 1864) 
Oligocene Chattian
   
Vaginulina divergens
(Reuss, 1864) 
Oligocene Chattian
Vaginulinopsis crista
Spiegler, 1974 
Oligocene Chattian
Vaginulinopsis crista
Spiegler, 1974 
Oligocene Chattian
Vaginulinopsis crista
Spiegler, 1974 
Oligocene Chattian