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Andrea Benedetti

Last name: Benedetti
First name: Andrea
Date of birth: august 11 - 1980
Place of birth: Tivoli (Rome)
Current occupation: Science teacher in secondary high school
P.le A. Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy

Skype-to: andrbenedetti

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Curriculum

2009, Feb: Ph.D in Paleontology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia; dissertation on: "Agglutinated foraminifers and larger foraminifera from the Eocene-Oligocene of northern Sicily", advisors professors Ruggero Matteucci and Johannes Pignatti.
2005, Sept: Graduate cum laude in Geological Sciences at the University of Rome "La Sapienza".
Experimental thesis: "Microfaune del Paleogene della Formazione di Caltavuturo in località Portella Colla presso Isnello (Madonie Orientali)",
Experimental short thesis: "Interpretazione sismica della sezione CROP M-6B."

Scientific interests

Spiral growth and neanic acceleration in lepidocyclinids.

Systematics, biostratigraphy and paleoecology of foraminiferal assemblages from Paleogene deep-water flysch-like successions of central and north-western Sicily. 

Oligocene deep-water agglutinated foraminifers (DWAF)

Biometric and typological study of larger foraminifers, in particular orbitoidiforms (Nephrolepidina) and nummulitids, for biostratigraphic and paleoenvironmental purposes (e.g., bathymetric trends). 

Depth-dependence of the embryo size in present-day and fossil larger foraminifers.

Recent benthic foraminifers from shallow-water environments.

Other activities

2011, Jan-Jul: stage at the Italian Geological Survey (ISPRA - Istituto Superiore per la Ricerca e la Protezione Ambientale) with the production of the thesis "Paleogene-Neogene larger foraminifera and microfacies analysis of thin section from the Sheet 348 "Antrodoco" (Italian Geological Map 1:50000)"

2009, Mar. 2-6: international course on "Applied Facies Analysis in Carbonate rocks". Geozentrum Nordbayern - University di Erlangen-Nuremberg.

2009, Feb. 23-27: "International Course on Carbonate Microfacies". Geozentrum Nordbayern - University di Erlangen-Nuremberg.

2008, Sept: biostratigraphic consultant in the frame of the contract MedoilGas Italia S.p.A./Department of Earth Sciences, University of Rome "La Sapienza" on larger foraminifers from thin sections and cuttings from oil wells of the Apulian platform.

Publications

download buttonBenedetti A. & Pignatti J. (2008) - Deep-water agglutinated foraminifers (DWAF) assemblages from the Priabonian-Rupelian of the Madonie Mountains (Sicily). Atti del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Trieste, 53 (suppl.): 97-109.

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download buttonPignatti 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.

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download buttonBenedetti A. & Pignatti J. (2009) - Caudammina gutta, a new species of Caudammina (Hormosinellidae, Foraminiferida ) from the Rupelian of Sicily. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia, 115 (3): 337-348.

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download buttonBenedetti A. (2010) - Biostratigraphic remarks on the Caltavuturo Formation (Eocene-Oligocene) cropping out at Portella Colla (Madonie Mts., Sicily). Revue de Paléobiologie, 29(1): 197-216.

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download buttonBenedetti A., Di Carlo M. & Pignatti J. (2010) - Embryo size variation in larger foraminiferal lineages: strati graphy versus paleoecology in Nephrolepidina praemarginata (R. Douvillé, 1908) from the Majella Mt. (Central Appennines). Journal of Mediterranean Earth Sciences, 2: 19-29.

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download buttonBenedetti A., Di Carlo M. & Pignatti J. (2011) - New Late Ypresian (Cuisian) rotaliids (Foraminiferida) from Central and Southern Italy and their biostratigraphic potential. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 20(6): 701-719.

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download buttonBenedetti A. & D'Amico (2012) - Benthic foraminifers and gastropods from the Gratteri Formation cropping out near Isnello (Madonie Mts., Sicily). Italian Journal of Geosciences, 131(1): 47-65.

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download buttonPignatti J., Frezza V., Benedetti A., Carbone F., Accordi G. & Matteucci R. (2012) - Recent foraminiferal assemblages and mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments along the coast of southern Somalia and northern Kenya. Italian Journal of Geosciences, 131(1): 66-75.

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download buttonBenedetti A. & Briguglio A. (2012) - Risananeiza crassaparies n. sp. from the Late Chattian of Porto Badisco (southern Apulia). Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana, 51(3): 166-176.

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download buttonBenedetti A. & Pignatti J. (2013) - Conflicting evolutionary and biostratigraphical trends in Nephrolepidina praemarginata (Douvillé, 1908) (Foraminiferida). Historical biology, 25(3): 363-383.

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download buttonBenedetti A. (2014) - Spiral growth in Nephrolepidina: evidence of "golden selection". Paleobiology, 40(2): 151-161.

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download buttonBenedetti A. (2015) - The new family Ornatorotaliidae (Rotaliacea, Foraminiferida). Micropaleontology, 61: 231-236.

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download buttonBenedetti A. (2015) - Twin embryos in the larger benthic foraminifer Nephrolepidina praemarginataJournal of Mediterranean Earth Sciences, 7: 9-17.

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download buttonTomassetti L., Benedetti A. & Brandano M. (2016) - Middle Eocene seagrass facies from Apennine carbonate platforms (Italy). Sedimentary Geology, 335: 136-149.

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download buttonBenedetti A. & Frezza V. (2016) - Benthic foraminiferal assemblages from shallow-water environments of northeastern Sardinia (Italy, Mediterranean Sea). Facies, 62: 14.

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download buttonBenedetti A. (2017) - Eocene/Oligocene deep-water agglutinated foraminifers (DWAF) assemblages from the Madonie Mountains (Sicily, Southern Italy). Palaeontologia Electronica, 20.1.4A: 1-66.

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download buttonBenedetti A. (2017) - Evolutionary trends in the larger foraminifer Halkyardia maxima Cimerman: a biometrical approach. Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie - Abhandlungen, 284: 299-305.

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download buttonBenedetti A., Marino M. & Pichezzi R.M. (2018) - Paleocene to Lower Eocene larger foraminiferal assemblages from Central Italy: new remarks on biostratigraphy. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia, 124: 73-90.

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download buttonBenedetti A., Less, Gy., Parente M., Pgnatti J., Cahuzac B., Torres-Silva A.I. & Buhl D. (2018) - Heterostegina matteuccii sp. nov. (Foraminiferida: Nummulitidae) from the lower Oligocene of Sicily and Aquitaine: a possible transatlantic immigrant. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 16: 87-110.

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download buttonBenedetti A. (2018) - Eocene carbonate clasts in Oligocene siliciclastic sediments of the Trapani Basin (NW Sicily): depositional and stratigraphic significance. Facies, 64:14.

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download buttonBenedetti A. (2018) - Biometric study of Planorbulina (Foraminiferida) from the Late Eocene-early Oligocene of Portella Colla (Madonie Mountains, Sicily).  Micropaleontology, 63(6) [2017].
 
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download buttonBenedetti A. (2019) - Benthic foraminiferal assemblages from the late Eocene to the early Oligocene of the Caltavuturo Formationin the Madonie Mountains (Sivily): a tool for correlation.  Italian Journal of Geosciences, 138: 43-55.

Abstracts and congress proceedings

download buttondownload buttonBenedetti A. & Pignatti J. (2006) - Associazioni a foraminiferi agglutinanti di acque profonde (DWAF) del Priaboniano-Rupeliano delle Madonie (Sicilia). In:Fonda G., Melis R., Romano R. (eds.) Abstracts Giornate di Paleontologia 2006: 8.

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download buttondownload buttonPignatti J., Di Carlo M., Benedetti A., Bottino C., Briguglio A., Falconi M., Matteucci R., Perugini G. & Ragusa M. (2006) - SBZ 2-6 larger foraminiferal assemblages from the Apulian and Pre-Apulian domains. In:Fonda G., Melis R., Romano R. (eds.) Abstracts Giornate di Paleontologia 2006: 66.

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download buttonBenedetti A., Curtacci M., Di Carlo M. & Pignatti, J. (2007) - A new record of Caudammina (Foraminiferida) from the upper Rupelian of Madonie Mts. (Sicily). In:Tintori A. & Boccaletti M. (eds.) Abstracts Giornate di Paleontologia 2007: 9.

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download buttondownload buttonBenedetti A., Matteucci R. & Pignatti J. (2007) - Biometric study of Nephrolepidina praemarginata (Douvillé, 1908) from the Madonie Mountains (Sicily). In:Tintori A. & Boccaletti M. (eds.) Abstracts Giornate di Paleontologia 2007: 10.

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download buttondownload buttonDi Carlo M., Pignatti J. & Benedetti A. (2007) - Thanetian larger foraminifera from Zakynthos (Ionian Islands, Greece). In:Tintori A. & Boccaletti M. (eds.) Abstracts Giornate di Paleontologia 2007: 26.

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download buttonMatteucci R., Pignatti J., Benedetti A. & Schiavinotto F. (2007) - Microfacies della successione paleogenica di Monte La Rocca (appennino aquilano). Workshop di fine progetto PRIN 2004 045107: L'influsso di fluttuazioni paleoclimatiche sulle comunità di biocostruttori, la produttività carbonatica e la dinamica deposizionale di piattaforme meso-cenozoiche italiane. In:Tintori A. & Boccaletti M. (eds.) Abstracts Giornate di Paleontologia 2007: 73.

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download buttondownload buttonBenedetti A. (2007) - Paleoenvironmental remarks on the Caltavuturo Fm. cropping out at Portella Colla (Madonie Mts.). Epitome, 2: 175. Geoitalia 2007.

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download buttondownload buttonBenedetti A., Di Carlo M. & Matteucci R. (2007) - Heterostegina from the Oligocene of Southern Italy: biometric remarks. Epitome, 2: 389-390. Geoitalia 2007.

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download buttonBenedetti A. & Pignatti J. (2008) - Eocene/Oligocene deep-water agglutinated foraminifera (DWAF) assemblages from the Madonie Mts.In: Mazzei R., Fondi R., Foresi L., Riforgiato F. & Verducci M. (eds), Riassunti dei lavori Giornate di Paleontologia 2008: 11-13.

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download buttonBenedetti A., Di Carlo M., Matteucci R. & Pignatti J. (2008) - Heterostegina from the Oligocene of Southern Italy.In: Mazzei R., Fondi R., Foresi L., Riforgiato F. & Verducci M. (eds), Riassunti dei lavori Giornate di Paleontologia 2008: 10.

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download buttondownload buttonBenedetti A., Di Carlo M. & Pignatti J. (2008) - Nephrolepidina praemarginata (Douvillé, 1908) from Majella Mt. (Central Appennines).In: Mazzei R., Fondi R., Foresi L., Riforgiato F. & Verducci M. (eds), Riassunti dei lavori Giornate di Paleontologia 2008: 11.

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download buttonBenedetti A., Briguglio A., Casieri S., D'Amico C., Di Carlo M., Frezza V., Gianolla D., Pisegna Cerone E. & Succi M.C. (2008) - GIRMM (Gruppo Informale di Ricerche Micropaleontologiche e Malacologiche): una risorsa online per uscire dall'anonimato.In: Mazzei R., Fondi R., Foresi L., Riforgiato F. & Verducci M. (eds), Riassunti dei lavori Giornate di Paleontologia 2008: 104.

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download buttondownload buttonDi Carlo M., Carbone F., Pignatti J. & Benedetti A. (2008) - Upper Cretaceous-Eocene microfacies from clasts in conglomerates of Zakynthos (Greece): a progress report. In: Mazzei R., Fondi R., Foresi L., Riforgiato F. & Verducci M. (eds), Riassunti dei lavori Giornate di Paleontologia 2008: 18-19.

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download buttondownload buttonBenedetti A., Di Carlo M. & Pignatti J. (2009) - Late Ypresian (Cuisian) rotaliids (Foraminiferida) and their biostratigraphic potential. Tertiary Larger Foraminifera: Evolution, Biostratigraphy, Palaeoecology and Palaeobiogeography, 62nd Geological Kurultai of Turkey, 13−17 April 2009, MTA-Ankara, Türkiye: 925.

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download buttondownload buttonBenedetti A. & D'Amico (2010) - Paleontological remarks on the Gratteri Formation cropping out near Isnello (Madonie Mts., Sicily). Riassunti dei lavori Giornate di Paleontologia 2010: 18-19.

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download buttonPignatti J., Benedetti A., Di Carlo M., Gerbasi G. & Succi M.C. (2010) - Fathoming the diversity of foraminifers: how many species are there? Forams 2010 - International Symposium on Foraminifera.

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download buttondownload buttonPignatti J., Frezza V., Benedetti A., Carbone F. & Matteucci R. (2010) - Present-day carbonate-siliciclastic sedimentation and foraminiferal assemblages along the coast of southern Somalia and northern Kenya. Rendiconti online della Società Geologica Italiana, 11 (2): 502-503.

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download buttonCosentino D., Faranda C., Hudáčková N., Cipollari P., Lucifora S., Schildgen T.F., Cifelli F., Dudas F., Zágoršek K., Mattei M., Gliozzi E., Benedetti A. & Pignatti J. (2010) - Constraining uplift of the southern margin of the Central Anatolian Plateau from biostratigraphy and 87Sr/86Sr stratigraphy on the highest marine sediments of the Mut Basin (Southern Turkey). 7th International Symposium on Eastern Mediterranean Geology. Adana 18-22 October 2010.

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download buttonBenedetti A. (2012) - Spiral growth in Nephrolepidina. Prodrome of Golden Selection. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 14, EGU2012-569. EGU General Assembly 2012. 

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download buttondownload buttonBenedetti A. (2012) - Evolutionary trends in Nephrolepidina: neanic acceleration and Golden Selection. Rendiconti online della Società Geologica Italiana, 21: 1062-1064.

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download buttondownload buttonBenedetti A., Marino M. & Pichezzi R.M. (2012) - Microfacies and biostratigraphical analysis on Paleogene-Neogene formations cropping out near Antrodoco (Central Apennines, Italy). Rendiconti online della Società Geologica Italiana, 21: 1065-1067.

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download buttondownload buttonBenedetti A., Pignatti J. & Matteucci R. (2012) - Depth distribution of Amphistegina from Lamu Archipelago (Kenya). Rendiconti online della Società Geologica Italiana, 21: 1068-1070.

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download buttondownload buttonBriguglio A. & Benedetti A. (2012) - X-ray microtomography as a tool to present and discuss new taxa: the example of Risananeiza sp. from the late Chattian of Porto Badisco. Rendiconti online della Società Geologica Italiana, 21: 1072-1074.

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download buttondownload buttonBenedetti A. (2013) - Le mie tasche sono un ambiente selettivo? Metodi per affrontare la teoria dell'evoluzione nelle scuole superiori. Giornate di Paleontologia XIII ed. - Perugia, 23-25 maggio 2013 - Volume dei riassunti: 66.

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download buttondownload buttonBianchi E., Benedetti A., Di Carlo M. & Pignatti J. (2013) - Recent foraminifers from shallow water post-tsunami environments of Lhaviyani Atoll (Maldive archipelago). Giornate di Paleontologia XIII ed. - Perugia, 23-25 maggio 2013 - Volume dei riassunti: 70.

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download buttonCosovic V., Baumgartner-Mora C., Benedetti A., Briguglio A., Di Carlo M., Drobne K., Ferrández Canadell C., Hohenegger J., Kertesz B., Less G., Novak V., Ozcan E., Papazzoni C.A., Pignatti J., Pugliese N., Renema W., Hosseinzadeh R., Seddighi M. & Zakrevskaya E. (2013) - Atlas of Paleocene larger benthic foraminifera. An introductory note. Paleogene events, Evolution and Stratigraphy. First international Congress on Stratigraphy-STRATI 2013, 17.

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download buttonTomassetti L., Benedetti A., Mannetta D., Cornacchia I. & Brandano M. (2015) - Middle Eocene seagrass assemblage from Apennine carbonate platforms (Italy). STRATI 2015, Graz, 19-23 July 2015. Ber. Inst. Erdwiss. K.-F.-Univ. Graz: 372.

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download buttonLess G., Benedetti A., Cahuzac B., Parente M., Pignatti J. & Torres-Silva A. (2015) - Supposed trans-Atlantic migration of Heterostegina around the Eocene/Oligocene boundary. STRATI 2015, Graz, 19-23 July 2015. Ber. Inst. Erdwiss. K.-F.-Univ. Graz: 222.

 

Membership(s)

Italian Paleontological Society (SPI)