Borings in larger benthic foraminifers from Turkey and their paleoenvironmental significance


Gormus M., Nielsen J. K.

JOURNAL OF FORAMINIFERAL RESEARCH, vol.36, no.2, pp.152-165, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.2113/36.2.152
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF FORAMINIFERAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.152-165

Abstract

Cretaceous/Paleogene outcrops of Turkey provide important areas for the study of trace fossils on larger benthic foraminiferal tests such as Orbitoides and Loftusia from the Maastrichtian, and Nummulites, Assilina and Discocyclina from the Eocene. The current investigation synthesizes previous and new records of borings on Upper Cretaceous and Paleogene foraminifers with information on faunal associations, stratigraphical correlation and paleoenvironmental conditions. The types of borings were distributed according to their shallow-water paleoenvironments.