Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
01 Dec 1992
 | 01 Dec 1992

The relative taxonomic value of morphological characters in the genus Nummulites (Foraminiferida)

Andrew Racey

Abstract. The main evolutionary trends in the nummulites are briefly summarised and the value of certain morphological characters in species discrimination are summarised. The degree of interdependence of each morphological character on all other characters is assessed and the characters are weighted in order of importance. Environmental and ontogenetic effects on each character are then reviewed and the characters reweighted in order of importance.