Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Ostracodes and foraminifera from the ?Middle Miocene of the western coast of the Gulf of Suez, Egypt

Janina Szczechura and Ezzat Abd-Elshafy

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 33 (4), 1988: 273-342

The microfauna described here come from the marine sediments of the Miocene Hommath Formation, from the west coast of the Gulf of Suez. Fifty five ostracod species have been distinguished including five new ones. The co-occurring foraminifera served as stratigraphical and ecological indicators. The age of the fauna has been determined as Middle Miocene though with hesitation. A similar assemblage of microfauna, especially ostracodes has been found in Miocene sediments from the Sirte Basin of Central Libya.

Key words: Ostracoda, Foraminiferida, Miocene, North Africa.

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