The geologic term "Tethys" introduced by Eduard Suess (1893) into science was originally a paleogeographic one. Since its original description it has been used in various ways. One of them is Tethys as a paleo-biogeographic concept. This concept was adopted for IGCP Project 262, Tethyan Cretaceous Correlation. It was proposed by G. Czaszar and Heinz A. Kollmann and has been approved by the IGCP Board in February 1987. The project has its aims primarily in the improvement of the stratigraphic correlation between the heterogenous facies of the Tethyan realm. The requests to paleontology in this programme are of various kinds: The delimitation of the Tethyan realm in space and time needs clear statements on the composition of Tethyan faunal or floral assemblages. Biozones based on various fossil groups have to be established for biostratigraphic correlation. Finally, Tethyan bioprovinces have to be established. These problems have been discussed in a special meeting of the paleontological group of the project which was held on January 25-27, 1988, in Vienna. Papers presented at this meeting are published in this volume.
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Table of Contents1. Cretaceous Tethys versus Mésogée.- 1.1. Kollmann. Heinz A.: Tethys the evolution of an idea.- 1.2. Masse. Jean Pierre: The Lower Cretaceous Mésogée: A state of the art.- 2. Tethyan Cretaceous floral and faunal elements.- 2.1. Poignant, Alain: Les algues Crétacées: Tendances génerales.- 2.2. Wagreich, Michael: A review of low-latitude “Tethyan” calcareous nannoplankton assemblages of the Cretaceous.- 2.3. Michalik, Jozef: The structure and distribution of the European Cretaceous brachiopod faunal assemblages with emphasis on the Tethyan.- 2.4. Dhondt, Annie V.: Paleogeographic distribution of Cretaceous Tethyan non-rudist bivalves.- 2.5. Kollmann, Heinz A.: Distribution of gastropods within the Cretaceous Tethyan realm.- 3. Paleogeographic implications of Tethyan Cretaceous faunas and floras.- 3.1. Medus, Jean: Les assemblages des pollens normapolles du Cretacé supérieur des rivages ouest européens de la Tethys.- 3.2. Turnšek, Dragica: Tethyan Cretaceous corals in Yugoslawia.- 3.3. Damotte. Renée: Ostracodes du Crétacé moyen et supérieur Tethysien. Etat des connaissance paléogéographie.- 4. Biostratigraphy.- 4.1. Gastnski, Adam: Albian and Cenomanian foraminifera from the Pieniny Klippen Belt (Carpathians, Poland).- 4.2. Masse, Jean Pierre, Arias, Consuelo, & Vilas, Lorenzo: Stratigraphy and biozonation of a reference Aptian Albian p.p. Tethyan carbonate platform succession: The Sierra del Carche series (oriental Prebetic zone Murcia, Spain).- 4.3. Mandov, G., & Nikolov, T.: Les successions d’ammonites et la subdivision des étages du Crétacé inférieur téthysien.- 4.4. Pleni?ar, Mario, Drobne, Katica, & Ogorelec, Bojan: Rudists and larger foraminifera below the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary in the Dolenja Vas Section.