Cryptic species of planktonic foraminifera: their effect on palaeoceanographic reconstructions

@article{Kuera2002CrypticSO,
  title={Cryptic species of planktonic foraminifera: their effect on palaeoceanographic reconstructions},
  author={Michal Ku{\vc}era and Kate F. Darling},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={360},
  pages={695 - 718}
}
  • M. Kučera, K. Darling
  • Published 15 April 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Shells of planktonic foraminifera recovered from marine sediments provide a multitude of important palaeoproxies. Most of these proxies are based on the assumption that each morphospecies of planktonic foraminifera represents a genetically continuous species with a unique habitat. Recent discovery of hitherto hidden genetic diversity among modern planktonic foraminifera has significant repercussions on palaeoproxies derived from their fossil shells. We have compiled all available data on this… 
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