Aptian planktonic foraminifera from Israel

Shulamit Lipson-Benitah, Ahuva Almogi-Labin

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Twenty-two species of Aptian planktonic foraminifera from offshore Israel are described and illustrated for the first time by SEM photographs. The validity of several species and genera is reviewed, avoiding splitting of taxa and unjustified synonymy. The assemblage is characteristic of the Tethyan realm. Four zones are distinguished, as follows (from youngest to oldest): Pseudoplanomalina cheniourensis Zone and Globigerinelloides algerianus Zone of Late Aptian, Leopoldina cabri Zone, Early Aptian (upper part) to Late Aptian (lower part), and Blowiella blowi Zone, Early Aptian to Late Barremian. The proposed stratigraphic scheme is compared with the most updated zonations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-46
Number of pages20
JournalIsrael Journal of Earth Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


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