Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Paralic arenaceous foraminifera from the Upper Cretaceous of the Benue Trough, Nigeria

Sunday W. Petters

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 24 (4), 1979: 452-471

The spectrum of depositional environments represented in the Benue Trough ranges from fluviatile to paralic and shalw epicontinental marine. The Upper Cretaceous paralic sequence contains diverse and well preserve arenaceous foraminifera. Nineteen new species are described, namely; Glomospirella ivensis sp.n., Reophax guineana sp.n., Miliammina onyeamensis sp.n., M. pindigensis sp.n., Haplophragmoides bauchensis sp.n., H. pindigensis sp.n., Ammoastuta nigeriana sp.n., Ammobaculites amabensis sp.n., A. bauchensis sp.n., A. benuensis sp.n., A. gombensis sp.n., A. jessensis sp.n., A. numanhensis sp.n., A. pindigensis sp.n., Ammomarginulina emir sp.n., Spiroplectammina hausorum sp.n., Textularia biafrae sp.n., Trochammina afikpensis sp.n., and T. imensis sp.n.

Key words: Arenaceous foraminifera, Upper Cretaceous, Nigeria.

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