Benthic Zone


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Benthic Zone

 

a watery region settled by organisms dwelling on or in the bottom soil of a body of water. In bodies of salt water and fresh water, the benthic zone is subdivided into different vertical zones.

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The biostratigraphic analysis of the Panoba Formation based on benthic foraminifera suggests that the Formation was deposited in basal Ilerdian time, equivalent to larger benthic zones SBZ 5 and 6 and planktic foraminiferal zones E1 and E2 (part).
These limestone beds indicate larger benthic zones BFZK1 (B) and BFZK 2 of Ahmad (Jr.) et al.
larger foraminifera with subordinate dasycladacean green algae indicating Shallow Benthic zones 4 and 5 (SBZ4 and SBZ5).