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Working Group Upper Cretaceous Foraminifera Catalog of Maastrichtian Foraminifera

Mission and path

Mission:
we want to build a comprehensive catalog of Upper Cretaceous foraminifera. It shall be freely accessible thru the foraminifera.eu webpage.

Path:
We sample and process Upper Cretaceous rocks as a hobby out of fun. We extract the forams, photograph and identify them based on a comprehensive set of literature.
We integrate images provided by professionals. The share of images by professionals shall be 70%.

Who we are

  • Baubkus, Werner: preparing fieldtrips, sampling, processing, photographing and identification, since 2014
  • Bock, Karl Otto: picking of foraminifera, till 2014
  • Frenzel, Peter: contribution of 600+ images and illustrations from P. Frenzel, 2000 and samples
  • Friedman, Virginia: contribution of Cenomanian specimens of the Eagle Ford Formation, Texas, USA.
  • Hesemann, Michael: concept, sampling, processing, photographing and identification, web and database, contact to professional contributors
  • Ketelsen, Dieter: preparing fieldtrips, sampling, processing, photographing and identification
  • Raveling, Stefan: providing core-samples and from construction sites, processing, photographing and identification
  • Speijer, Robert P.: contributing of images
  • Wohler, Cai-Uso, sampling, processing, photographing and identification, since 2016

  • We thank the Smithonian Institution National Museum of Natural History and the IODP, ODP and DSPD for sharing their work.

    Achievements

    integration of 1838 datasets, of which
    1192 are contributed and identified by scientists.
    Each consists of an image and accompanying 30 data.

    accessibilty of images and data through the
    well structured database and query

    includes 233 genera and 535 species

    key to species for benthics

    talks on Upper Cretaceous foraminifera were given
    in Berlin, Hamburg and Hannover

    Actual work and plans for the future

    The Hamburg based members meet monthly to discuss IDs of forams from Campanian material sampled in the HOLCIM quarry at Hoever.


    In 2017 we want to finish benthic Campanian forams and start with planktonics and Santonian material.