REPRESENTATIVES OF SOME DIAGNOSTIC AGGLUTINATED FORAMINIFERAL GENERA OF THE SUBCLASS MONOTHALAMANA (BATHYSIPHON, ORBULINELLOIDES, REPMANINA, MILIAMMINA, AGGLUTINELLA, DENTOSTOMENIA, AMMOMASSILINA, PSAMMOLINGULINA) IN THE TETHYS
Journal: Geological Behavior (GBR)
Author: Haidar Salim Anan
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The present study deals with the paleontology, stratigraphy, paleogeography and paleoenvironment of the sixteen representatives of the Paleogene agglutinated benthic foraminifer Monothalamana of eight genera: Bathysiphon Sars, Orbulinelloides Saidova, Repmanina Suleymanov, Miliammina Heron-Allen & Earland, Agglutinella El-Nakhal, Dentostomina Cushman, Ammomassilina Cushman, Psammolingulina Silvestri. One species Orbulinelloides kaminskii is believed here to be new. As a whole these faunae are rarely described in the micropaleontological literatures, that’s why this study is detected. The recorded species are distributed on both sides of the Northern Tethys (Hungary, France), Southern Tethys (Egypt, UAE, Pakistan), Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. It seems that the changes in paleoceanographic conditions should accentuate the benthic faunal changes. Some of the recorded species are mostly confined to that mention localities in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, Northern and Southern Tethys, and it was recorded by a few authors. The deeper water species have smooth tests, while the shallow water specimens are coarser grained. The number differences of the recorded species between the different localities in the Tethys may be due to one or more parameters: the deficiency of available literatures, differences in ecological or environmental conditions (depth, salinity, water temperature, dissolved oxygen, nutrient, land barrier) and not homogeneity in the generic or species concept according to different authors.