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Paläontologische Zeitschrift

, 69:321 | Cite as

New radiolarians from the earliest Cretaceous of the Sultanate of Oman (Wahrah Formation, Jebel Buwaydah)

  • Wolfgang Kiessling
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Abstract

In a section from the central Oman Mountains (Wahrah Formation, Jebel Buwaydah) well preserved radiolarians were extracted. Stratigraphically they represent typical earliest Cretaceous species (Bernasian). Besides well known Tethyan species allowing an exact age determination, unknown morphotypes are common in some samples. Some of these represent new species, which are described herein. The composition and diversity of the faunas hints to a depositional environment in the lower bathyal.

Keywords

Oman Early Cretaceous Berriasian Tithonian Radiolaria 
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Kurzfassung

In einem Profil aus den zentralen Oman-Bergen (Wahrah Formation, Jebel Buwaydah) wurden gut erhaltene Radiolarien geborgen, die stratigraphisch in die unterste Kreide (Berriasien) einzuordnen sind. Neben gut bekannten, typisch tethyalen Arten, die eine genaue Datierung zulassen, treten in einigen Proben auch bisher unbekannte Morphotypen auf. Einige dieser Morphotypen repräsentieren sicher neue Arten, die hier beschrieben werden. Die Zusammensetzung und Diversität der Faunen spricht für einen Ablagerungsbereich im tieferen Bathyal.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Kiessling
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  1. 1.Institut für PaläontologieErlangen

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