Benthic Foraminiferal Biostratigraphy of the South Caribbean Region

Benthic Foraminiferal Biostratigraphy of the South Caribbean Region

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Benthic foraminifera from the classic southern Caribbean region are presented in this book, to provide valuable information on ranges for biostratigraphers working in the region and beyond. Around 1000 of the more important species are assembled - from the Barremian (early Cretaceous) to the middle Miocene, approximately 120 to 10 million years before the present. The deeper water benthic species are tied in to the zonal scheme used in Plankton Stratigraphy, published by Cambridge University Press in 1985. The taxa have been brought up to date generically, and in many cases new comparisons between 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 more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 90 b/w illus. 10 maps
  • 1139242954
  • 9781139242950

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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; Part I. Trinidad: Barremian to Early Albian; Late Albian to Early Eocene; Late Early Eocene to Middle Miocene; Part II. Venezuela: Early Cretaceous of eastern Venezuela; Oligocene and Miocene of eastern Venezuela; The Falcon basin; The Maracaibo basin; Part III. Barbados; Annotated taxonomic list of late Early Eocene to Middle Miocene benthic foraminifera of Trinidad, Venezuela (Falcon), and Barbados; References; more

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' ... beautifully produced, scholarly work ... This handsome volume has been a pleasure to review. No institution with interests in benthic foraminifera can afford to be without this book and specialists in the group will feel deprived without it.' Geological Magazine ' ... an excellent piece of work and will most definitely deserve a place on the shelf of any micropaleontologist ...' Earth Science Reviewsshow more