Distribution of benthic foraminifera in DSDP Hole 24-238 in the Central Indian Ocean (Appendix A), supplement to: Gupta, Anil K; Sarkar, Sudipta; Mukherjee, Baidehi (2006): Paleoceanographic changes during the past 1.9 Myr at DSDP Site 238, Central Indian Ocean Basin: Benthic foraminiferal proxies. Marine Micropaleontology, 60(2), 157-166Anil K Gupta, Sudipta Sarkar & Baidehi Mukherjee
Deep-sea benthic foraminifera have been quantitatively analyzed in samples (>125 µm size fraction) from Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Site 238, to understand paleoceanographic changes in the Central Indian Basin over the past 1.9 Myr. Factor and cluster analyses of the 25 highest-ranked species made it possible to identify five biofacies, characterizing distinct deep-sea environmental settings. The environmental interpretation of each biofacies is based on the ecology of recent deep-sea benthic foraminifera. The benthic faunal record...
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