Antonino Briguglio



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Roomnr.: 2B 406


Scientific Staff

Research Theme:

Micropalaeontology and Biostratigraphy


My research focuses on Applied Biometri and biostratigraphy of Cenozoic and recent larger foraminifera. My PhD thesis discussed the hydrodynamic behaviour of nummulitids, Shallow water zonation and forams distribution.
The project I am now working on deals with the Functional morphology of Larger Benthic Foraminifera shells and tests by applied Computed Microtomography.


Research Topics

P 23459-817 Functional Shell Morphology of Larger Benthic Foraminifera
06/2011-06/2014 with Ao. Prof. Dr. Johann Hohenegger


5 most important publications

Pignatti J., Di Carlo M., Benedetti A., Bottino C., Briguglio A., Falconi M., Matteucci R., Perugini G. & Ragusa M. (2008) - SBZ 2-6 larger foraminiferal assemblages from the Apulian and Pre-Apulian domains. Atti del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Trieste, 53 (suppl.): 131-145. http://www.girmm.com/articoli/Pignatti_etal_SBZ2-6_2008.pdf

Briguglio A. & Hohenegger J. (2009) - Nummulitids hydrodynamics: an example using Nummulites globulus Leymerie, 1846. Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana, 48(2): 105-111. http://www.girmm.com/articoli/Briguglio&Hohenegger_Nummulites_globulus_2009.pdf

Briguglio A (2010) - Hydrodynamic behaviour of nummulitids. PhD thesis. Institut für Paläontologie, Universität Wien. http://othes.univie.ac.at/12131/1/2010-11-08_0749105.pdf

Briguglio A, Metscher B & Hohenegger J (2011) - Growth Rate Biometric Quantification by X-ray Microtomography on Larger Benthic Foraminifera: Three-dimensional Measurements push Nummulitids into the Fourth Dimension. Turkish Journal of Earth Science. doi:10.3906/yer-0910-44 http://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/havuz/yer-0910-44.pdf

Briguglio A, Hohenegger J. (in press) How to react to shallow water hydrodynamics: The larger benthic foraminifera solution. Marine Micropaleontology. doi:10.1016/j.marmicro.2011.07.004 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0377839811000879