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Foraminifera from late Quaternary dune sands of the Thar Desert, India

K. Kameswara Rao, R. J. Wasson and M. Krishnan Kutty
Foraminifera from late Quaternary dune sands of the Thar Desert, India
Palaios (April 1989) 4 (2): 168-180

Abstract

Eighty-two species of foraminifera are recorded from the Late Quaternary eolian sands of the Thar Desert. The most abundant and widely distributed species is Ammonia beccarii (Linne) variant. The foraminifera were transported in suspension from diverse sources; many were transported hundreds of kilometers. The presence of foraminifera in the Thar and in other terrestrial dune sands suggests that a mixed fauna in well-sorted quartzose sandstones may be present in the rock record, thereby complicating paleoenvironmental interpretation.


ISSN: 0883-1351
Serial Title: Palaios
Serial Volume: 4
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Foraminifera from late Quaternary dune sands of the Thar Desert, India
Affiliation: Natl. Inst. Oceanogr., Cochin, India
Pages: 168-180
Published: 198904
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 40
Accession Number: 1989-071267
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 5 tables, sketch map
N07°00'00" - N37°00'00", E68°00'00" - E97°00'00"
N22°00'00" - N32°00'00", E68°00'00" - E76°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: CSIRO, AUS, Australia
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 1989
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