Micropaleontological Study of the Contact Between Kometan and Shiranish Formations from Dokan Area, Northern Iraq

  • Ibrahim Al–Shareefi
  • Omar Al-BadraniEmail author
  • Aseel Yousif
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Nine samples of carbonate rocks from the contact between Kometan and Shiranish Formations from Dokan area, Northern Iraq are studied in terms of micropaleontology. The study showed different assemblages of microfauna such as ostracode, planktonic foraminifera and calcareous nannofossils which are observed by using thin sections in addition to the picked species. According to the identified species, the top of the Kometan Formation is early Campanian while the base of the Shiranish Formation is middle Campanian and the contact between them is unconformable.


Kometan formation Shiranish formation Campanian Micropaleontology Iraq 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ibrahim Al–Shareefi
    • 1
  • Omar Al-Badrani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aseel Yousif
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geology, College of ScienceUniversity of MosulMosulIraq

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