Benthic Foraminiferal Biostratigraphy of the South Caribbean Region
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This book presents a massive data set for benthic foraminifera found in the classic southern Caribbean region. It assembles data on 1000 of the most important species for the time span Cretaceous to Miocene (120 to 10 million years before present). Age ranges are placed within the framework of those used for planktic foraminifera found in Plankton Stratigraphy (Bolli et al., CUP, 1985). The taxa have been brought up to date generically, and in many cases new comparisons among species have been made--the Late Cretaceous and Early Paleogene are particularly detailed. This information, together with detailed illustrations, will enable the taxa to be used stratigraphically.
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/24/2005
Size: 8.27" wide x 11.02" long x 0.87" tall
|Publications in which the distribution of Cenozoic benthic foraminifera is correlated with planktic foraminiferal zonal schemes|
|Correlation of zones and formation in the areas under discussion|
|Trinidad: Barremian to Early Albian|
|Late Albian to Early Eocene|
|Late Early Eocene to Middle Miocene|
|Venezuela: Early Cretaceous of eastern Venezuela|
|Oligocene and Miocene of eastern Venezuela|
|The Falcon basin|
|The Maracaibo basin|
|Annotated taxonomic list of late Early Eocene to Middle Miocene benthic foraminifera of Trinidad, Venezuela (Falcon), and Barbados|