Planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy of Upper Paleocene to Middle Eocene sequences in the Eastern Desert area, Egypt

Hiroshi Nishi, A. M.T. Elewa, K. Ishizaki

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Abstract

Rocks exposed in this area comprise five lithological units, and can be divided into five planktonic foraminiferal biozones. The Esna Formation is assigned to the late Paleocene to latest early Eocene, and the Maghagha and Qarara Formations to the middle Eocene. The limestone-marl Maghagha Formation was deposited in the west, simultaneously with the sandstone-shale Qarara Formation in the east. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-552
Number of pages32
JournalTransactions & Proceedings - Palaeontological Society of Japan
Volume175
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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