Posted 19 April 2014
On April 14 and 15th, 2014 a Ellington and Associated hosted a 2-day Micropaleontology workshop.
Mr. Ardren Callender instructed the short course entitled Gulf of Mexico Neogene: Selected Cibicides and Related Species. The purpose of this workshop was to familiarize paleontologists with the various Neogene Gulf of Mexico species and discuss their biostratigraphic and paleoenvironmental value. Participants were focused on the species of Cibicides which are often the most common and diverse constituents of benthonic assemblages. They are also often the most poorly identified and mis-described species.The course was focused on key deepwater lineages covering the Pleistocene – Oligocene. It provided an in-depth overview of the genera Cibicidina, Cibicides, Planulina, Cibicidoides, Hanzawaia and Heterolepa.