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Late oligocene-early miocene benthic foraminifera and biostratigraphy of the Asmari Formation south Yasuj, north-central Zagros basin, Iran

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A total of 19 genera and 34 species of benthic foraminifera were identified in the Asmari Formation from a stratigraphic section located south Yasuj; north-central Zagros, Iran. The age of the Asmari Formation at the studied section is Oligocene (Rupelian-Chattian) and Early Miocene (Aquitanian-Burdigalian). Age was determined by the occurrence ofNummulites vascus-Nummulites fichteli; Eulepidina-Nephrolepidina-Nummulites; Miogypsinoides-Archaias-Valvulinid; and Borelis melo group-Meandropsina iranica assemblage zones. AGlobbigerina spp. assemblage zone also occurs within theBorelis melo group-Meandropsina iranica assemblage zone west northwest of the study area.

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Hakimzadeh, S., Seyrafian, A. Late oligocene-early miocene benthic foraminifera and biostratigraphy of the Asmari Formation south Yasuj, north-central Zagros basin, Iran. Carbonates Evaporites 23, 1–10 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03176247

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