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1 December 2010 Planktonic Foraminiferal Assemblage in Surface Sediments from the Thukela Shelf, South Africa
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Twenty-three species of planktonic Foraminifera have been identified from surface sediments on the Thukela Shelf (KwaZulu-Natal Bight, South Africa). The assemblage is dominated by Orbulina universa, Globigerinoides ruber and Neogloboquadrina dutertrei, and is referred to the tropical-subtropical zone. Surface-water species (Globigerinoides ruber, G. trilobus, G. sacculifer, and G. conglobatus) dominate over deep-water species (Globorotalia inflata, G. tumida, G. menardii, and Sphaeroidinella dehiscens). Identification keys to species of Globorotalia, Globigerina, and Globigerinoides from the KwaZulu-Natal Bight are provided.

Maria N. Ovechkina, Marina E. Bylinskaya, and and Ron Uken "Planktonic Foraminiferal Assemblage in Surface Sediments from the Thukela Shelf, South Africa," African Invertebrates 51(2), 231-254, (1 December 2010). https://doi.org/10.5733/afin.051.0202
Published: 1 December 2010
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