The paleoecological Studies of Benthic Foraminifera of Upper Cretaceous Sediments of Badamoyeh mountain ( West of Kerman)

Category Paleontology and Stratigraphy
Group GSI.IR
Location The 24 Symposium of Geosciences
Author Mahanipour, A., Vaziri, M.R., Dastanpour, M., Salehipour, B.,
Holding Date 27 August 2007


The Upper Cretaceous succession (Lower Cenomanian- Santonian) in Badamoyeh mountain (West of Kerman) contain a rich macro and micro biota, among which benthic foraminifera show a diverse and abundant assemblage. These microfossils are a prominent representative of paleoecological environments. Whrolment, wall structure, possibility of algal symbionts and also mode of life all reflect the paleoecological conditions. The obtained results conduct us to conclude a shallow, photic, warm and oligotrophic environmet has been prevailed during the interval.