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TABLE 1. Shelf (Compton et al., 2002, 2004; this study) and slope planktic foraminifera (Giraudeau, 1993; Wefer et al., 1998) along the western margin of Namibia and South Africa.

Planktic species Slope Shelf Planktic species Slope Shelf
Beella digitata x   Globorotalia hirsuta x  
Globigerina bulloides x x Globorotalia inflata x x
Globigerina falconensis x   Globorotalia menardii x x
Globigerina quinqueloba x   Globorotalia scitula x  
Globigerina umbilicata x   Globorotaloides hexagona x  
Globigerinella siphonifera x x Hastigerina siphonifera x  
Globigerinita glutinata x   Neogloboquadrina dutertrei x  
Globigerinoides ruber x x Neogloboquadrina pachyderma x x
Globigerinoides truncatulinoides x x Orbulina universa x x
Globorotalia crassaformis x   Trilobatus sacculifer x x

 

 

TABLE 2. Molluscs recorded in Quaternary cores from the Namibian and northwestern South African shelf.

Species Class Northern Namibian
shelf (this study)
Walvis Bay-Lüderitz
shelf (this study)
Orange River shelf
Compton et al., 2002)
Anomia sp. Bivalvia x x  
Carditella spp. Bivalvia x x x
Cardium sp. Bivalvia x x  
Comitas saldanhae Bivalvia x x  
Dosinia lupinus Bivalvia x x x
Hiatella arctica Bivalvia x x  
Limopsis chuni Bivalvia x x  
Lucinoma capensis Bivalvia x x x
Macomopsis crawfordi Bivalvia     x
Marginella spp. Bivalvia x x  
Nassarius muiri Gastropoda     x
Nassarius plicatellus Gastropoda     x
Nassarius vinctus Gastropoda x x x
Nucula nucleus Bivalvia x x x
Nuculana bicuspidata Bivalvia x x  
Ostrea spp. Bivalvia x x  
Pecten spp. Bivalvia x x  
Tellimya trigona Bivalvia     x
Tellina analogica Bivalvia x x x
Tivella compressa Bivalvia     x
Turritella declivis Gastropoda   x x
Venerupis corrugata Bivalvia     x
Volutacorbis lutosa Gastropoda x x x

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