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Microforaminifera of the Marianna limestone (Oligocene), from Little Stave Creek, Alabama

Katherine M. M. Schaeffer
Microforaminifera of the Marianna limestone (Oligocene), from Little Stave Creek, Alabama
Micropaleontology (1960) 6 (4): 399-415

Abstract

A study based on 2 samples of the Marianna limestone from Little Slave Creek, Clarke County. One sample is from the Limestone member and the other from the Mint Spring member. The entire foraminiferal population was studied in order to establish the relationship of the microforaminifera to the other Foraminifera present in each sample. Measurements made on series of Foraminifera ranging in size from 60 to 800 microns indicate the lack of a natural size boundary for the microforaminifera group. Identifications of microforaminifera, where possible, were based on comparisons with Foraminifera of larger size. Most microforaminifera are believed to be megalospheric forms. Some microforaminifera are not sufficiently differentiated in coiling or distinctive in test character, to permit identification with established genera or species. The lithology and microfossil assemblage of the 2 samples suggest deposition of the Marianna limestone in clear, calm, lower-neritic waters.


ISSN: 0026-2803
Coden: MCPLAI
Serial Title: Micropaleontology
Serial Volume: 6
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Microforaminifera of the Marianna limestone (Oligocene), from Little Stave Creek, Alabama
Affiliation: Echols. Dorothy J.
Pages: 399-415
Published: 1960
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, United States
Accession Number: 1960-008141
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N30°00'00" - N35°00'00", W88°30'00" - W85°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1960
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