Neogene Deep Water Benthic Foraminifera from the Indian Ocean – A Monograph


Anil Kumar Gupta – Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, WB, India

Series: Earth Sciences in the 21st Century
BISAC: SCI054000; SCI031000; SCI052000
DOI: 10.52305/HPPF1438

This book pertains to the broader discipline of micropaleontology, presenting detailed taxonomic descriptions of deep water benthic foraminifera from the three Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) sites. Brief notes on microhabitats of benthic foraminifera, biostratigraphy and their importance in understanding history of oxygen minimum zone and deep–sea circulation in the Indian Ocean during the Neogene have also been provided. The purpose of this volume is to cater to the greater needs of graduate students, researchers and professionals working on Foraminifera – their systematic descriptions and use in paleoceanography from the marine realms with special interests on the Indian Ocean microfauna. This book is expected to serve as both a reference and textbook to students and experts. This book will reduce the ambiguities in taxonomic status of deep-water benthic foraminifera to a great extent since there is disagreement about the application of names to certain benthic foraminiferal taxa. For students of geology, this book will be relevant to the study of subjects of micropaleontology, paleoceanography and paleoclimatology, and marine geosciences. It will be useful for both teaching and research to graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral students.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Indian Ocean Deep Watermasses

Chapter 3. Preservation of Benthic Foraminifera

Chapter 4. Microhabitats of Deep Water Benthic Foraminifera

Chapter 5. Oceanography of the Indian Ocean and Deep Water Benthic Foraminifera-Watermass Associations

Chapter 6. Location of Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) Sites

Chapter 7. Taxonomy and Classification of Deep Water Benthic Foraminifera from the Indian Ocean

Chapter 8. Systematic Descriptions

Chapter 9. Biostratigraphy

Chapter 10. Neogene Lineages of Benthic Foraminifera

Chapter 11. Description of SEM Plates