We are thankful to Mehdi Hadi for his constructive comments about the taxonomy of Alveolina in our paper entitled Larger Benthic Foraminifera and Microfacies of Late Paleocene – Early Eocene Sections in Meghalaya, Northeast India. Species identification of any larger foraminifera in random sections is problematic, and therefore his concerns are pertinent. Fully aware of this fact, we were constrained by the limitations of obtaining isolated specimens from very hard and compact Umlatdoh Limestone. In addition, there are reports of considerable variations in size and shape (the characters on which species are recognized) of Alveolina in an assemblage. Even...

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