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Deep-sea benthic foraminifera have performed a critical position in biostratigraphic, paleoecological, and paleoceanographical examine for over a century. those single–celled marine protists are vital due to their geographic ubiquity, contrast morphologies and fast evolutionary charges, their abundance and variety deep–sea sediments, and thanks to their application as symptoms of environmental stipulations either at and lower than the sediment–water interface. additionally, solid isotopic facts received from deep–sea benthic foraminiferal assessments offer paleoceanographers with environmental details that's proving to be of significant importance in reviews of worldwide climatic swap. This paintings collects jointly, for the 1st time, new morphological descriptions, taxonomic placements, stratigraphic prevalence info, geographical distribution summaries, and palaeoecological details, besides state of the art color photomicrographs (most taken in mirrored mild, simply as you will see them utilizing mild microscopy), of three hundred universal deep-sea benthic foraminifera species spanning the period from Jurassic - fresh. This quantity is meant as a reference and examine source for post-graduate scholars in micropalaeontology, geological execs (stratigraphers, paleontologists, paleoecologists, palaeoceanographers), taxonomists, and evolutionary (paleo)biologists.
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