TAXONOMIC CONSIDERATION OF THE SOUTHERN TETHYAN ROTALIID BENTHIC FORAMINIFERAL MEMBERS OF THE GENUS Cibicidoides
Journal: Earth Science Malaysia (ESMY)
Haidar Salim Anan
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Eighteen Cibicidoides Rotaliid benthic foraminiferal species were erected from three localities in the Southern Tethys Chile, Egypt and Pakistan. An American diagnostic west hemisphere species C. vulgaris is added to the assemblage, which was later is also recorded from another localities in the eastern hemisphere in the Southern Tethys: Egypt and Iran . One of the identified species is believed here to be new: C. chilensis. Environmental conditions of the identified species of the genus Cibicidoides represent middle-outer neritic environment (100-200 m) and show an affinity with Midway-Type Fauna “MTF”.