Comparison of Palaeoclimatic Data Based on Plant and Foraminiferal Evidence from the Cenozoic of Northeast Asia (Koryak Hills, Kamchatka)

  • L. I. Fot’janova
  • M. Ya. Serova
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Climatic changes have been of primary importance in the parallel development of marine and terrestrial biotas of northeast Asia (Koryak Hills, Kamchatka). A close correlation between the warmest Cenozoic floras and the appearance and taxonomic diversity of planktonic and warm-water benthic foraminifera has been established. From the time of the climatic maximum at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary temperatures there did not reach such high values. Some major floristic events are also connected with the climatic change.


Late Miocene Benthic Foraminifera Middle Eocene Late Eocene Planktonic Foraminifera 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. I. Fot’janova
    • 1
  • M. Ya. Serova
    • 2
  1. 1.Palaeontological InstituteAcademy of Science of RussiaMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Geological InstituteAcademy of Sciences of RussiaMoscowRussia

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