By H. M. Bolli, J.-P. Beckmann, J. B. Saunders
This ebook offers an important info set for benthic foraminifera present in the vintage southern Caribbean area. It assembles facts on a thousand of crucial species for the time span Cretaceous to Miocene (120 to ten million years sooner than present). Age levels are put in the framework of these used for planktic foraminifera present in Plankton Stratigraphy (Bolli et al., CUP, 1985). The taxa were cited so far generically, and in lots of circumstances new comparisons between species were made--the overdue Cretaceous and Early Paleogene are relatively particular. this data, including targeted illustrations, will let the taxa for use stratigraphically.
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