Bruce Hayward’s group at Geomarine Research (Auckland, NZ) complements their earlier monograph on the shallow-water (<50 m) foraminiferal fauna of New Zealand (Hayward and others, 1999) with this new tome devoted to its deeper (50–5000 m) counterpart. This long-term project was undertaken to document the ecologic and biogeographic distribution of foraminifera around New Zealand, primarily to provide the kind of data on the modern fauna that can be extrapolated to the past with better reliability and precision for regional benthic foraminiferal paleoenvironmental assessments. Co-authoring this book is the biostatistics guru of foraminiferology, Marty Buzas of the Smithsonian Institution,...

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