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Maastrichtian-paleogene benthic foraminifera from the Middle East and its distribution in the Tethys, a review

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One hundred and nineteen hyaline benthic foraminiferal species and subspecies belonging to fifty seven genera are originally erected from the Maastrichtian and early Paleogene rocks of six countries in the Middle East which include countries like Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Pakistan. Some of these species are also found in other places like Libya, Tunisia, Nigeria, France, Spain, Arabian Sea, Atlantic Ocean. The present study deals with paleontology, stratigraphy, paleogeography and paleoecology of these taxa in the Middle East and other Tethyan Localities.


paleogene, calcareous benthic foraminifera, Middle East, Tethys