Early Paleogene agglutinated foraminifera from the Middle East (Egypt and Arabia) and their distribution in the Tethys
HAIDAR SALIM ANAN
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Thirty-two small benthic foraminiferal species belonging to sixteen genera are originally described from the Paleogene rocks (mainly Paleocene and Eocene) from three countries of the Middle East: Egypt, Jordan and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Some of these species are also recorded in other localities of the Tethys, i.e. United States of America (USA), France, Hungary, Tunisia, Qatar, Yemen and Pakistan. Some of these taxa extend into younger stratigraphic horizons than the Paleogene. The palaeontology, stratigraphy, palaeoenvironment and palaeogeography of these species in the Middle East and other Tethyan localities are presented.
Keywords: Paleogene, benthic foraminifera, Middle East, Tethys.
How to cite: Anan, H.S. 2016. Early Paleogene agglutinated foraminifera from the Middle East (Egypt and Arabia) and their distribution in the Tethys. Spanish Journal of Palaeontology, 31 (2), 353-368.
Received 17 April 2016, Accepted 16 June 2016, Published 31 December 2016