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First report of some Recent benthic foraminifera from the east coast of India


Twelve Recent benthic foraminiferal species hitherto not reported from the east and west coasts of India are presented and illustrated. They are, namely- Bolivina semicostata, Elphidium subgranulosum, Hanzawaia nipponica, Planorbulina variabilis, Pseudononion japponicum, Reussella haizumensis, Rosalina bradyi, Adelosina sp., Lagina sp. A, Lagina sp. B, Uvigerina sp. A and Uvigerina sp. B.

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Kathal, P.K., Singh, V.K. First report of some Recent benthic foraminifera from the east coast of India. J Geol Soc India 76, 69–74 (2010).

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  • Taxonomy
  • morphology
  • Recent benthic foraminifera
  • Indian waters