Middle Carnian (Late triassic) Nassellaria (Radiolaria) of Koseyahya NAPPE from eastern Taurides, Eastern Turkey

Tekin U. K., Bedi Y.

RIVISTA ITALIANA DI PALEONTOLOGIA E STRATIGRAFIA, vol.113, no.2, pp.167-190, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 113 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-190
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Abundant, very diverse, and well-preserved Nassellarian fauna has been obtained from cherty/clayey limestone levels at the basal part of the "Koseyahya nappe east of the town of Elbistan", Eastern Taurides. A comparison with the radiolarian faunas of Austria, Japan and Turkey allows us to assign a middle Carnian age to this radiolarian fauna from the Elbistan region. This fauna contains Nassellaria that are typical for this time interval. Moreover, it contains Tetraporobrachia baeckeli Kozur & Mostler which is an index fossil that gives the name to the zone established by Kozur & Mostler. As a result of the taxonomic study of the Nassellarian fauna, thirty-nine taxa among which nine new species (Goestlingella tueysuezi, Haeckelicyrtium planum, Hinedorcus koeseyahyaensis, Katroma ? ornata, K ? proba, K ? tunoglui, Syringocapsa firma, S. nuda, Sanfilippoella carterae) and twelve taxa remained in open nomenclature are described and figured in this study.