Articles | Volume 18, issue 13
Biogeosciences, 18, 4073–4090, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4073-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 4073–4090, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4073-2021

Research article 07 Jul 2021

Research article | 07 Jul 2021

Atypical, high-diversity assemblages of foraminifera in a mangrove estuary in northern Brazil

Nisan Sariaslan and Martin R. Langer

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-56', Johann Hohenegger, 18 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Nisan Sariaslan, 20 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-56', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Nisan Sariaslan, 20 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 May 2021) by Hiroshi Kitazato
AR by Nisan Sariaslan on behalf of the Authors (31 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Jun 2021) by Hiroshi Kitazato
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Short summary
Analyses of foraminiferal assemblages from the Mamanguape mangrove estuary (northern Brazil) revealed highly diverse, species-rich, and structurally complex biotas. The atypical fauna resembles shallow-water offshore assemblages and are interpreted to be the result of highly saline ocean waters penetrating deep into the estuary. The findings contrast with previous studies, have implications for the fossil record, and provide novel perspectives for reconstructing mangrove environments.
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