Upper Eocene larger foraminifera from the Dammam Formation in the border region of United Arab Emirates and Oman

Mohamed Boukhary, Osman Abdelghany, Salah Bhar, Yasmine Hussein-Kamel

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Abstract

An Upper Eocene diagnostic larger foraminiferal assemblage is described and illustrated from carbonates of the uppermost Dammam Formation, on the western side of the Northern Oman Mountains, along the United Arab Emirates and Oman border. This assemblage comprises Fabiania cassis (Oppenheim 1896), Silvestriella tetraedra (Gümbel 1870), Pellatispira madaraszi Hantken 1876, Nummulites fabianii (Prever 1905), N. ptukhiani Kacharava 1969 and N. retiatus (Roveda 1959). The presence of Nummulites ptukhiani and N. fabianii within the same horizon of Pellatispira madaraszi places both species in the Priabonian stage, confirming a Late Eocene age for the uppermost part of the Dammam Formation. The studied carbonates were deposited in an inner shelf environment, which may be related to the eustatic fall of sea level at the end of the Late Eocene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-504
Number of pages18
JournalMicropaleontology
Volume51
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Palaeontology

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