Articles | Volume 41, issue 1
J. Micropalaeontol., 41, 29–74, 2022
J. Micropalaeontol., 41, 29–74, 2022
Review article
11 Mar 2022
Review article | 11 Mar 2022

Taxonomic review of living planktonic foraminifera

Geert-Jan A. Brummer and Michal Kučera

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To aid researchers working with living planktonic foraminifera, we provide a comprehensive review of names that we consider appropriate for extant species. We discuss the reasons for the decisions we made and provide a list of species and genus-level names as well as other names that have been used in the past but are considered inappropriate for living taxa, stating the reasons.