Articles | Volume 40, issue 2
J. Micropalaeontol., 40, 195–223, 2021
J. Micropalaeontol., 40, 195–223, 2021

Research article 25 Nov 2021

Research article | 25 Nov 2021

Biometry and taxonomy of Adriatic Ammonia species from Bellaria–Igea Marina (Italy)

Joachim Schönfeld et al.

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Ammonia beccarii was described from Rimini Beach in 1758. This taxon has often been mistaken with other species in the past. Recent studies assessed the biometry of Ammonia species and integrated it with genetic data but relied on a few large and dead specimens only. In a comprehensive approach, we assessed the whole living Ammonia assemblage near the type locality of A. beccarii and identified parameters which are robust and facilitate a secure species identification.