Biostratigraphic And Geological Significance Of Planktonic Foraminifera, Second Edition
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Biostratigraphic And Geological Significance Of Planktonic Foraminifera, Second Edition

By Marcelle BouDagher-Fadel K.
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The role of fossil planktonic foraminifera as markers for biostratigraphical zonation and correlation underpins most drilling of marine sedimentary sequences and is key to hydrocarbon exploration. The first - and only - book to synthesize the whole biostratigraphic and geological usefulness of planktonic foraminifera, Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera unifies existing biostratigraphic schemes and provides an improved correlation reflecting regional biogeographies.



Renowned micropaleontologist Marcelle K. Boudagher-Fadel presents a comprehensive analysis of existing data on fossil planktonic foraminifera genera and their phylogenetic evolution in time and space. This important text, now in its Second Edition, is in considerable demand and is now being republished by UCL Press.



Features include:




  • New, updated version of a gold standard text widely regarded as an essential resource for anyone with an interest in planktonic foraminifera


  • The first - and only - book to synthesize  the whole biostratigraphic and geological usefulness of planktonic foraminifera by presenting all available biostratigraphic and paleoenvironmental data for significant genera and species


  • Provides the basis needed to understand the geological and biostratigraphic importance of planktonic foraminifera which are vital in hydrocarbon exploration and basin analysis


  • Coverage includes presentation and discussion of rarely studied thin sections of planktonic foraminifera, allowing for new developments in dating planktonic foraminifera in carbonates and expand their usefulness in hydrocarbon exploration


  • Unifies existing biostratigraphic schemes to provide an improved biostratigraphic correlation reflecting regional biogeographies

Table of Contents
  • BIOSTRATIGRAPHIC AND GEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF PLANKTONICFORAMINIFERA
    • Acknowledgments
    • Contents
    • Chapter 1 An introduction to planktonic foraminifera
      • 1.1 The biological classification of the foraminifera
      • 1.2 Planktonic foraminifera
        • 1.2.1 The morphology, sculpture, and structure of the test of planktonic foraminifera
        • 1.2.2 The crystallographic structure and chemical composition of the test walls of planktonic foraminifera
        • 1.2.3 Morphology, stratified biocenoses, and the death assemblages of planktonic foraminifera
      • 1.3 The evolution and paleontological history of the planktonic foraminifera
        • 1.3.1 Evolution of the planktonic foraminifera
        • 1.3.2 Paleontological history of the planktonic foraminifera
      • 1.4 Conclusion
    • Chapter 2 The biological and molecular characteristics of living planktonic foraminifera
      • 2.1 The biological characteristics of modern planktonic foraminifera
        • 2.1.1 Cytoplasm and test growth
        • 2.1.2 Symbionts
        • 2.1.3 Reproduction
      • 2.2 Biogeography and ecology of the modern planktonic foraminifera
      • 2.3 The molecular biological studies of the planktonic foraminifera
        • 2.3.1 Molecular and genetic insights into the origin of planktonic foraminifera
        • 2.3.2 Biogeography, cryptic speciation, and molecular biology
    • Chapter 3 The Mesozoic planktonic foraminifera: The Late Triassic–Jurassic
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Morphology and taxonomy of the Triassic– Jurassic planktonic foraminifera
      • 3.3 Biostratigraphy and phylogenetic evolution
      • 3.4 Paleogeography and paleoecology of the Triassic-Jurassic planktonic foraminifera
    • Chapter 4 The Mesozoic planktonic foraminifera: The Cretaceous
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 Morphology and taxonomy of the Cretaceous planktonic foraminifera
      • 4.3 Biostratigraphy and phylogenetic evolution
        • 4.3.1 The favusellids of the Cretaceous
        • 4.3.2 The globigerinids of the Cretaceous
        • 4.3.3 The planomalinids of the Cretaceous
        • 4.3.4 The heterohelicids of the Cretaceous
      • 4.4 Paleogeography and paleocology of the Cretaceous planktonic foraminifera
    • Chapter 5 The Cenozoic planktonic foraminifera: The Paleogene
      • 5.1 Introduction
      • 5.2 Morphology and taxonomy of the Paleogene planktonic foraminifera
      • 5.3 Biostratigraphy and phylogenetic evolution
        • 5.3.1 The microperforate trochospiral smooth or pustulose-walled, nonspinose Paleogene planktonic foraminifera
        • 5.3.2 The macroperforate planispiral smooth or pustulose-walled nonspinose Paleogene planktonic foraminifera
        • 5.3.3 The macroperforate trochospiral smooth, more or less cancellate, spinose Paleogene planktonic foraminifera
        • 5.3.4 The macroperforate trochospiral, planispiral, or streptospiral, smooth or punctate, spinose, or nonspinose Paleogene for forminifera
        • 5.3.5 The trochospiral muricate-walled, nonspinose Paleogene planktonic foraminifera
        • 5.3.6 The microperforate, pustulose Paleogene trochospiral globoconusids, and heterohelicids
      • 5.4 Paleogeography and paleoecology of the Paleogene planktonic foraminifera
    • Chapter 6 The Cenozoic planktonic foraminifera: The Neogene
      • 6.1 Introduction
      • 6.2 Morphology and taxonomy of the Neogene planktonic foraminifera
      • 6.3 Biostratigraphy and phylogenetic evolution
        • 6.3.1 The microperforate trochospiral, smooth or pustulose-walled, nonspinose Neogene planktonic foraminifera
        • 6.3.2 The macroperforate trochospiral, planispiral or streptospiral, smooth or punctate, spinose or nonspinose Neogene planktonic foraminifera
        • 6.3.3 The microperforate, pustulose Neogene trochospiral globoconusids, and heterohelicids
      • 6.4 Paleogeography and paleoecology of the Neogene planktonic foraminifera
      • 6.5 Conclusion
    • References
    • Subject Index
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