Monthly Archives: December 2012

Unidentified foraminifera. Size 1.2mm

Foram, maybe Nummilite sp, (size dia 1.2 mm) in Eocene, Alveolina (Mixon) Limestone, probably Bartonian (about 37.2 to 40.4 million years ago) Corresponds to shallow benthic zone (SBZ) 17, and probably just above (later than) the “Calcaire grossier” of the Paris Basin, a basin of a transgressive phase of the Western Tethys. Dredged from off Sussex coast, England, in the area of the Owers Bank..