Stratigraphy and lithology
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Kirichkova A.I.
Article # 50_2012
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pdf  The Paleogene foraminifera of Mametchinsky Gulf, Western Kamchatka: paleontology, stratigraphy and paleogeography. Part 1. Complexes and biostratons of benthic and planktonic foraminifera
Some new results of a joint study of benthic and planktonic foraminifera from the Paleogene sections of Mametchinsky Gulf (Western Kamchatka), which are the basis for identifying biostratons, are presented. The comparison of layers on the basis of planktonic and benthic foraminifera enabled us to determine the age of benthic foraminifera. For the first time in Western Kamchatka the Lower Eocene sediments have been determined on the basis of fauna of foraminifera, and the consistent and continuous formation of investigated suites between Paleocene and Middle Eocene has been justified in the Paleogene stratigraphic scheme. The photo-tables of zonal and typical species of benthic and planktonic foraminifera, with brief explanations are presented.

Key words: foraminifera, Paleogene, stratigraphy, Mametchinsky Gulf, Kamchatka.
article citation Fregatova N.A., Ben'yamovskiy V.N. Foraminifery paleogena Mametchinskogo zaliva Zapadnoy Kamchatki: paleontologiya, stratigrafiya i paleogeografiya. Chast' 1. Kompleksy i biostratony bentosnykh i planktonnykh foraminifer [The Paleogene foraminifera of Mametchinsky Gulf, Western Kamchatka: paleontology, stratigraphy and paleogeography. Part 1. Complexes and biostratons of benthic and planktonic foraminifera]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2012, vol. 7, no. 3, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/2/50_2012.pdf
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