Absolute abundances of benthic and planktonic foraminifers in samples of ODP Hole 149-901A (Table 1), supplement to: Collins, Eric S; Kuhnt, Wolfgang; Scott, David B (1996): Tithonian benthic foraminifers from Hole 901A. In: Whitmarsh, RB; Sawyer, DS; Klaus, A & Masson, DG (eds.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 149, 193-201Eric S Collins, Wolfgang Kuhnt & David B Scott
Dark gray laminated silty claystones (Unit II) drilled at Site 901 contain Tithonian benthic foraminifer assemblages that indicate a neritic depositional environment and probably dysaerobic bottom-water conditions. Three benthic foraminifer zones are distinguished within Unit II. The upper part of the unit is dominated by Spirillina polygyrata, contains Globospirillina spp. (Samples 149-901A-3R-1, 10-12 cm, to 149-901A-3R-1, 75-77 cm) and is interpreted as late Tithonian. Samples 149-901A-3R-1, 87-89 cm, to 149-901A-6R-1, 74-76 cm, contain Epistomina uhligi...
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