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|Title: ||Distribution of Recent Benthic Foraminifera in the Caribbean Region|
|Authors: ||Culver, Stephen J.|
Buzas, Martin A.
|Issue Date: ||17-Nov-1982|
|Citation: ||Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences; 14|
|Abstract: ||A computer file of all published distributional data (presence or absence) on the living and dead recent benthic foraminifera in the Caribbean region was constructed from 99 papers published since 1839. Manipulation of this file produced 5 catalogs and 131 maps.
Catalog 1 lists alphabetically species names with publication and locality information as recorded in the literature (i.e., unsynonymized). Catalog 2 lists synonymized species names with publication and locality information. Catalogs 3 and 4 list alphabetically all unsynonymized and synonymized species names, respectively. Catalog 5 lists synonymized names by increasing latitude and longitude.
During the past 140 years, 1868 names have been used to record benthic foraminifera in the Caribbean region. Through synonymization, this number was reduced to 1189, of which 130 occur at 13 or more of the 338 sample localities. Computer-generated maps were drawn for these 130 most commonly recorded species.
The majority of these species were assigned to a ubiquitous geographic distribution category and, because most samples are restricted to shallow shelf areas, to a shallow shelf depth distribution category. Only 14 species do not conform to these distribution patterns.
Because of the sample framework, no conclusions can be reached with regard to possible foraminiferal provincial subdivisions within the Caribbean region.|
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