Abstract

Well-preserved foraminiferal faunas have been recovered from the upper 14,300 feet of Mesozoic sediments that are exposed along Dry Creek, Tehama County, Calif. These foraminifers and supplementary megafossil data permit correlation of these sediments with the Hauterivian-Barremian to Turonian Stages of the standard Cretaceous section of Europe. The fauna of coiled planktonic foraminifera includes 27 species and subspecies, of which five are new. New species described herein are: Rotalipora tehamaensis, Globotruncana roddai, Hedbergella beegumensis, H. murphyi, and H. quadrata.

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