Article: Late Mesozoic and Early Cainozoic benthic Foraminifera from Jordan
Abdurahman I. Futyan
Foraminiferal faunas from the Late Mesozoic-Early Cainozoic succession in three widely separated surface sections in Jordan are studied in detail. The benthic and planktic foraminifera have been used to interpret the stratigraphy. The Mesozoic-Cainozoic boundary is marked by distinct lithological and microfaunal changes; there is also a hiatus between the Middle and Late Paleocene. Thirteen new species and one subspecies are described and illustrated.