First record to the Carboniferous fusuline genus Parawedekindellina in a Palaeotethyan area (Cantabrian Zone, NW Spain)
Departamento de Geología, Universidad de Oviedo. c/Jesús Arias de Velasco, s/n, 33005 Oviedo, Spain. firstname.lastname@example.org
SVETLANA T. REMIZOVA
Herzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia. email@example.com
A fusuline species of the genus Parawedekindellina Safonova has been found in the Fito Formation of the Carboniferous of the Cantabrian Zone (NW Spain). Representatives of this genus had only previously been recorded from the Arctic and the Ural palaeobiogeographic provinces, and therefore the new species from Spain in the first record of the genus from the Palaeotethyan province. This finding is interpreted as evidence of temporary connections between the Ural and the Palaeotethys provinces.
Keywords: Fusulinoideans, Parawedekindellina, Pennsulvanian, palaeobiogeography, Cantabrian Zone.
How to cite: Villa, E. & Remizova, S.T. 2016. First record of the Carboniferous fusuline genus Parawedekindellina in a Palaeotethyan area (Cantabrian Zone, NW Spain). Spanish Journal of Palaeontology, 31 (1), 245-252.
Received 4 September 2015, Accepted 22 January 2016, Published 30 June 2016