A New Genus and Species of Foraminifer from the Early Miocene of Puerto Rico

Pedro J. Bermudez, George A. Seiglie


The purpose of this paper is to describe the foraminifer Riveroinella martinezpicoi, gen. et sp. nov. from the Lower Miocene Ponce Formation of Puerto Rico.  This work is part of the Research Project 22-66 of the Center of Investigations of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.  Thanks are given to Mr. Benge Sonesson and Mr. L. Valls from the Puerto Rican Cement Company from Ponce, Puerto Rico, for the facilities for sampling the quarries.

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