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Distribution of foraminifera, radiolaria and diatoms in sediments of the Gulf of California

Orville L. Bandy
Distribution of foraminifera, radiolaria and diatoms in sediments of the Gulf of California
Micropaleontology (1961) 7 (1): 1-26

Abstract

A study was made of the Foraminifera, diatoms, and Radiolaria in bottom samples from the Gulf of California. Seventeen separate foraminiferal faunas are recognized, spanning the range from paralic facies to a depth of more than 3,000 m. Planktonic and benthonic Foraminifera are more abundant than diatoms and Radiolaria in sediments of the continental shelf and in the upper bathyal zone; Radiolaria and diatoms are most abundant in sediments of the basin bottoms; Radiolaria are relatively most abundant in the deepest basins at the S. end of the Gulf. Sill depths appear to control the dominant distribution patterns of the basin assemblages.


ISSN: 0026-2803
Coden: MCPLAI
Serial Title: Micropaleontology
Serial Volume: 7
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Distribution of foraminifera, radiolaria and diatoms in sediments of the Gulf of California
Author(s): Bandy, Orville L.
Pages: 1-26
Published: 1961
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, United States
Accession Number: 1961-006658
Categories: General paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
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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: 1961
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