Keywords : Kurdistan Region

Larger Foraminifera (Foraminifera) from the Former Qulqula Conglomerate Formation, Kurdistan Region, Northeastern Iraq

Mushir M. Qadir; Imad M. Ghafor

Iraqi National Journal of Earth Sciences, 2009, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 35-54

The most recent studies reformed the occurrence of Qulqula Conglomerate Formation where they combined with Red Bed Series. The present palaeontological study, in the type locality, aids the recognition of the formation. Twenty species from the three families of Alveolinidae, Soritidae and Nummulitidae are described and figured from the former Qulqula Conglomerate Formation (present Red Bed Series) in Kurdistan Region, Northeastern Iraq. These assemblages indicate the age of the source area as Late Paleocene _ Middle Eocene age. The vertical and lateral distributions of the assemblages are discussed. The pebbles and boulders that bearing the recognized assemblages are derived by erosion from the source area (affiliated to Walash _ Naoperdan Group) and deposited during later ages (younger ages) that more likely they deposited during Late Eocene age