Revision of the Gault foraminifera from the Hollis and Neaverson Collection (1921)
- 1Departamento de Paleontología, Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid, Spain
- 2Geology Department, Institute of Earth Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Dyfed SY23 3DB, UK
Abstract. In 1921, Hollis and Neaverson listed 135 species and varieties of foraminifera from the Gault Phosphatic Nodule Bed at Ford, Buckinghamshire, England. The material has been re-examined, the list is brought up to date and the species are figured. The Collection has yielded a diverse and well preserved foraminiferal fauna of 90 species. Nodosariacea are the dominant group, though Ataxophragmiacea, Hedbergellacea and Miliolacea are abundant. The recorded assemblages allow us to date the Phosphatic Nodule Bed at Ford as belonging to the uppermost Euhoplites lautus Zone to lower part of Mortoniceras inflatum Zone within the Albian standard ammonite zonation.