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Article: Late Mesozoic and Early Cainozoic benthic Foraminifera from Jordan

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 19
Part: 3
Publication Date: August 1976
Page(s): 517 537
Author(s): Abdurahman I. Futyan
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FUTYAN, A. I. 1976. Late Mesozoic and Early Cainozoic benthic Foraminifera from Jordan. Palaeontology19, 3, 517–537.

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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.
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