LATE CAMPANIAN-MAASTRICHIAN GASTROPODA FROM BEKHME FORMATION, NORTHERN IRAQ

Authors

  • Salam Ismail Al-Dulaimi Department of Geology, Collage of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46717/igj.53.1C.4Rx-2020-04-04

Keywords:

Bekhme, Gastropods, Iraq, Maastrichtian, Rudist

Abstract

The gastropod fauna of the Upper Campanian-Masstrichtian Bekhme Formation in the Northern Iraq comprises six species belonging to six genera, six families are documented for the first time from Iraq. The species are abundant at the lower and middle parts in the formation. Most of the specimens are internal molds, some of which are, in addition in complete. The geographic distribution of the identified species is having closely affinity to the Tethyan fauna from Asia, Europa and Africa. These species are associated with large foraminifera such as: Orbitoides media; O.apiculatus; Loftusia elongatea; Omphalocyclus macroporus; Siderolites calcitropodes and rudist as: Durania cornupastoris, Hippurites sp.; Dictyptchus sp.

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Published

2020-03-29