Late Quaternary benthic Foraminifera from Ocean Drilling Program Hole 716A, Maldives Ridge, southeastern Arabian Sea

Author(s): Sarkar, Sudipta; De, Soma; Gupta, Anil K.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Indian Institute of Technology, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Kharagpur, India
Volume Title: Micropaleontology
Source: Micropaleontology, 55(1), p.23-48. Publisher: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, United States. ISSN: 0026-2803 CODEN: MCPLAI
Note: In English. Includes appendix. 47 refs.; illus., incl. 11 plates, sketch map
Summary: A study on deep-sea benthic foraminifera from the interval ∼445 ka BP to the Present of the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Hole 716A (4°56.0'N, 73°17.0'E; present water depth 533.3m), Maldives Ridge, southeastern Arabian Sea, documented 201 species belonging to 105 genera. These taxa were examined under scanning electron microscope (SEM) to illustrate their interspecific morphological variations. Several of these species are dominant showing significant down core flutuations in their abundances shereas some are rare and sporadic.
Year of Publication: 2009
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 10 Paleontology, Invertebrate; Arabian Sea; Assemblages; Benthic taxa; Cenozoic; Deep-sea environment; Faunal list; Foraminifera; Holocene; Indian Ocean; Invertebrata; Leg 115; Maldives Ridge; Marine environment; Microfossils; ODP Site 716; Ocean Drilling Program; Paleo-oceanography; Paleoenvironment; Pleistocene; Protista; Quaternary; SEM data; Upper Pleistocene
Coordinates: N045600 N045600 E0731700 E0731700
Record ID: 2010025515
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