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Paleoclimatology Evidence of Eocene from Jaddala Formation in Northwestern Iraq

  • Alaa Al-Zubaidi
  • Al-Badrani Omar Email author
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Abstract

Two hundred species of calcareous Nannofossils were identified from the Jaddala Formation from type section (stratotype) northwestern Iraq. The recorded of the calcareous nannofossils assemblages enables the recognition of the following four biozones which are (from older to younger):
  • Tribrachiatus orthostylus Interval Biozone (CP10) (Part)

  • Discoaster lodoensis Interval Biozone (CP11)

  • Discoaster sublodoensis Interval Biozone (CP12)

  • Nannotetrina quadrata interval Range Biozone (CP13).

On the basis of biocorrelation with previous works Early to Middle Eocene age was confirmed for the Jaddala Formation at the studied section (near Mosul, Iraq), and the paleoclimate was warm referred as tropical to subtropical at low latitude areas.

Keywords

Eocene Paleoclimatology Jaddala 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyEducation College, HamdaniyaMosulIraq
  2. 2.Department of GeologyScience College, Mosul UniversityMosulIraq

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