USE OF X-RAY MICRO-COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY ON SELECTED UPPER TRIASSIC (RHAETIAN) FORAMINIFERA FROM THE WESTERN BLACK SEA SHELF, OFFSHORE ROMANIA

Authors

  • EUGEN GRĂDINARU Department of Geology, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest, Blvd Bălcescu Nicolae 1, RO-010041, Bucharest, Romania https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3445-7853
  • MIHA MARINŠEK Geological Survey of Slovenia, Dimičeva 14, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • LIDIJA KORAT Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute, Dimičeva 12, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3412-981X
  • LUKA GALE Department of Geology, University of Ljubljana, Aškerčeva 12, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2524-0073

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54103/2039-4942/14283

Keywords:

North Dobrogea Orogen; Romania; Rhaetian; olistolith; taxonomy; micro-CT.

Abstract

Upper Triassic (Rhaetian) foraminifera belonging to the species Glomospira charoides (Jones & Parker), Gaudryinopsis kelleri (Tappan), G. triadica (Kristan-Tollmann), Ammobaculites zlambachensis Kristan-Tollmann, Verneuilinoides racema (Trifonova), and Trochammina cf. jaunensis Brönnimann & Page were investigated using X-ray micro-computed tomography. Foraminifera were recovered from the drill core CM31 of the 817 Lebăda Vest borehole, located off the coast of Romania on the western Black Sea shelf, from depths of 2623 m to 2625 m. Tomographic data was used to generate digital models, which were then virtually sectioned in desirable ways. The acquired transects can be used for comparison with specimens viewed in thin sections, providing a better connection between specimens recovered from residues and those observed in thin sections using transmitted light microscopy.

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2022-03-04 — Updated on 2022-03-04

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