Twenty species belonging to fifteen genera of cyclostome and cheilostome bryozoans encrusting belemnite rostra are described from the late Campanian to Maastrichtian of the Aktolagay Plateau, in western Kazakhstan. Due to the moderate to poor preservation of the material, only four cheilostome species are identified down to the species level: Wilbertopora? besoktiensis (Voigt, 1967), ‘Aechmellina’ stenostoma Voigt, 1930, and two new species, ‘Aechmellina’ viskovae and Cheethamia aktolagayensis. All remaining species are left in open nomenclature. Type material of Wilbertopora? besoktiensis from the early Maastrichtian of the Mangyshlak Peninsula in Kazakhstan, has been re-examined. Palaeobiogeographical and implications are discussed. Cheilostomes slightly dominated over cyclostomes in the Aktolagay Plateau fauna encrusting on belemnites in terms of diversity. The dominant colony forms observed were spots and sheets.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Bryozoa, Cyclostomata, Cheilostomata, Taxonomy, Palaeobiogeography, Aktolagay Plateau, Late Cretaceous
|☆|| Corresponding editor: Frédéric Quillévéré.