Abstract

"In northwest Australia fourteen species and subspecies of Globotruncana, ranging in age from Cenomanian or Turonian to Maestrichtian, have been found in surface and well samples from the Carnarvon basin. Many species that are common in the European upper Cretaceous also appear in the upper Cretaceous of northwest Australia, where their stratigraphic distribution is likewise of considerable value in correlation. Quantitative analysis of microfaunas containing Globotruncana suggests that the members of this genus are benthonic, at least in the adult stages, and not entirely planktonic as formerly supposed." The systematic descriptions include a description of G. (Globotruncana) planata n.sp.

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