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Living, dead, and total foraminiferal faunas, Heald Bank, Gulf of Mexico

Elaine Shifflett
Living, dead, and total foraminiferal faunas, Heald Bank, Gulf of Mexico
Micropaleontology (1961) 7 (1): 45-54

Abstract

Recent living, dead, and total foraminiferal populations in sediment samples collected by aqualung divers in the vicinity of Heald Bank, NW. Gulf of Mexico were studied. Fifty living species were identified; living specimens composed 35% of the total fauna. Comparisons of living, dead, and total populations permit valid ecological conclusions and suggest geological considerations on changing conditions and transportation of tests. Faunal variations within short lateral distances are appreciable.


ISSN: 0026-2803
Coden: MCPLAI
Serial Title: Micropaleontology
Serial Volume: 7
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Living, dead, and total foraminiferal faunas, Heald Bank, Gulf of Mexico
Author(s): Shifflett, Elaine
Pages: 45-54
Published: 1961
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, United States
Accession Number: 1961-006659
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N18°00'00" - N30°04'00", W98°00'00" - W80°30'00"
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: 1961
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