Document Type : Original Research Paper


Department of Geology, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz Branch, , Shiraz, Iran.


The study of planktonic foraminifera of the Gurpi Formation at Kuh-e Khane Kat (east of Shiraz) led me to find standard biozones from Early Santonian to Middle Campaninan. Four biozones were determined: biozones I (Dicarinella asymetrica zone) and II (Rosita fornicata zone) belong to Early and Late Santonian. Biozones III (Globotruncanita stuartiformis zone) and IV (Globotruncana ventricosa zone) represent the Early and Middle Campaninan. Due to a decrease in water depth in Kuh-e Khane Kat, Globotruncanita calcarata zone and other Maastrichtian plagic biozones were not recognized. In this section, Gurpi Formation is 220.5 meters thick and contains shale and argillaceous limestone. Its underlying and overlying formations are Sarvak and Tarbur.


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