Articles | Volume 31, issue 1
01 Feb 2012
 | 01 Feb 2012

Restructuring outer neritic foraminiferal assemblages in the aftermath of the Paleocene–Eocene thermal maximum

Peter Stassen, Ellen Thomas, and Robert P. Speijer

Keywords: Paleocene–Eocene thermal maximum, benthic foraminifera, neritic, stratigraphy

Abstract. Deep-sea benthic foraminiferal faunas underwent severe extinction during the Paleocene–Eocene thermal maximum (PETM), but less is known about neritic environments. Through taxonomical analysis we document for the first time that recovery of neritic benthic assemblages after the PETM followed a similar pattern in shelf regions in New Jersey (USA) and Egypt.