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Some Philippine Upper Tertiary Foraminera


Daleon, Benjamin Angel (1943) Some Philippine Upper Tertiary Foraminera. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/Y9DE-TX41.


A geological reconnaissance for oil was started by the Philippine Commonwealth on the spring of 1929, which yielded a good collection of foraminifera. Since very little work had been done on the paleontology and stratigraphy of the Philippines previous to this survey only meager information could be obtained from literature. Consequently, a tentative check list had to he set up as types for the biostratigraphy of the islands. Because of the economic nature of the survey, however, the time-consuming specific identification of the foraminifera was not attempted. Instead a generic identification with tentative species number was utilized and found sufficient for internal correlation. It is evident that a subsequent specific identification is necessary in order to give an interregional significance to the sections and localities where these foraminifera were obtained. Here such a task has been attempted in so far as the facilities at hand would permit.

The foraminifera used here came from the upper tertiary biostratigraphic section in Panay Island, Philippines. The lower limit was obtained by correlation of the associated orbitoids with the better known faunas in the Nederlands East Indies to which they are apparently related. Their upper limit, on the other hand was tied in through the associated mollusks.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:(Geology)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Geological and Planetary Sciences
Major Option:Geology
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Stock, Chester
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1943
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:03042010-131530656
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ID Code:5572
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:12 Apr 2010 18:32
Last Modified:10 Nov 2023 17:19

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