CONTRIBUTION TO THE PALEONTOLOGY, STRATIGRAPHY AND PALEO-BIOGEOGRAPHY OF SOME DIAGNOSTIC PAKISTANIAN PALEOGENE FORAMINIFER IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Journal: Earth Sciences Pakistan (ESP)
Author: Haidar Salim Anan
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This paper deals with new information on paleontology and stratigraphy of eighteen Pakistanian Paleogene foraminiferal species and its paleogeographic distribution in the Tethyan Middle East. These species are: Tritaxia elongata, T. limbata, Siphogaudryina daviesi, S. elongata, Textularia sp. (=T. farafraensis, T. punjabensis, Pseudoclavulina pseudohumilis (=P.farafraensis), Globanomalina ovalis (=G. luxorensis, Fursenkoina dubia, Sakhiella nammalensis, Valvulineria nammalensis, Discorbis globiformis, Cibicidoides grandis, C. nammalensis, Rectoeponides dubia (=Karreria fallax), Ornatanomalina hafeezi and Pararotalia khirthari. One of the illustrated species is believed to be new: Nonionella haquei Anan, n. sp. Detailed study of rich and well preserved Pakistanian taxa were introduced by Haque made it possible to correlate them with those previously identified species in the coeval sequence in different Middle East and other Tethyan localities.