The middle Turonian Daliyya type section in Israel: biostratigraphy, palaeoenvironment and sea-level changes

Shulamit Lipson-Benitah, Amnon Rosenfeld, Avraham Honigstein, Akiva Flexer, Eliezer Kashai

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Abstract

The type section of the marly Daliyya Formation in Daliyat el Karmil, northern Israel, has been examined for planktonic foraminifera and ostracods. The coexisting assemblages of the upper part of the Helvetoglobotruncana helvetica total range zone (= Marginotruncana sigali interval zone) and of the Cythereis rawashensis kenaanensis assemblage zone indicate that this succession is middle Turonian in age. The depth of deposition varied from neritic (100-200 m) to shallow (≈50 m) with a short littoral episode. The palaeobathymetric oscillations agree rather well with global sea-level changes. Included in this paper are taxonomic remarks on some of the foraminifera and ostracods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-336
Number of pages16
JournalCretaceous Research
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1988

Keywords

  • Daliyya Formation
  • biostratigraphy
  • lithostratigraphy
  • middle Turonian
  • northern Israel
  • ostracods
  • palaeoenvironment
  • planktonic foraminifera
  • sea level changes

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