Foraminifera: Distribution of Provinces in the Western North Atlantic

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Science  08 Aug 1980:
Vol. 209, Issue 4457, pp. 687-689
DOI: 10.1126/science.209.4457.687


All published distributional data on recent benthic foraminifera of the North American Atlantic continental margin were archived into computerized catalogs. Cluster analysis of these data delimited seven large, marginally overlapping provinces exhibiting a congruous relationship with western North Atlantic water masses. The single major latitudinal faunal change occurs at Cape Hatteras.

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