First record of the Oligocene succession (Kirkuk Group) in Duhok Governorate, Kurdistan Region, North Iraq

Chronicle (Record) of the Oligocene succession (Kirkuk Group) in Duhok Governorate, Kurdistan Region, North Iraq    Kamal Haji Karim and Briar Ahmad Hama   Accepted  for Publication in Journal of Zankoy Sulaimani (JZS) volume 21(1 ) 2019      Abstract The previous studies referred to the Duhok area as a terrestrial uplift during Oligocene while […]

74. Cretaceous Paleodictyon Trace Fossils: Evolutionary Mimicry Tactic Versus Burrowing: Examples from the Kurdistan Region, Northeastern Iraq

Cretaceous Paleodictyon Trace Fossils: Evolutionary Mimicry Tactic Versus Burrowing: Examples from the Kurdistan Region, Northeastern Iraq Abstract The present study is set out not only to discuss but also to propose possible new functions (origins) of Paleodictyon. This function is a kind of protection against predation and not related to food habit or burrowing as […]

Geology and critical review of the Upper Cretaceous zagros chalky limestone (kometan Formation) from Sulaimani governorate, Northeastern Iraq

Geology and critical review of the Upper Cretaceous zagros chalky limestone (kometan Formation) from Sulaimani governorate, Northeastern Iraq   Kamal Haji KARIM (corresponding author) [email protected] Sherzad Tofeeq AL-BARZINJY  and  Polla Azad KHANAQAb     Published in : Bulletin of the Mineral Research and Exploration, (2018) 157: 59-74 ABSTRACT The chalky limestone (Kometan Formation) is aged Late Turonian–Middle […]

Stratigraphy and Facies analysis of the Govanda Formation from western Zagros, Kurdistan Region, Northeastern Iraq

Stratigraphy and Facies analysis of the Govanda Formation from western Zagros, Kurdistan Region, Northeastern Iraq   Kamal H.  Karim1, Irfan M.  Yara1, Soran O. Kharajiany1,  Polla A.  Khanaqa2, Khalid M. Sharbazheri2, Mushir M. Baziany1, Yousif O. Mohammad1, Sherzad T.   Mohammed1   1Department of Geology, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq  2 Kurdistan Institution for Strategic […]

Mammalian Skeleton Fossils of Late Miocene-Early Pliocene age

  New discovery of Carnivores Mammalian Skeleton Fossils of Late Miocene-Early Pliocene age from Chamchamal area/Kurdistan Region/NE-Iraq. I. M. Ghafor F. A. Lawa K. H. Karim Abstract A new vertebrate skeleton of Late Miocene-Early Pliocene age has been discovered for the first time, near Kanisard village (Chamchamal area, Kurdistan/NE-Iraq). The carnivorous vertebrate remains comprised of […]

Geology and critical review of the Upper Cretaceous Zagros chalky limestone (Kometan Formation) from Sulaimani Governorate, Northeastern Iraq

 Geology and critical review of the Upper Cretaceous Zagros chalky limestone (Kometan Formation) from Sulaimani Governorate, Northeastern Iraq   Kamal Haji KARIMa (corresponding author) [email protected] Sherzad Tofeeq AL-BARZINJYa  and  Polla Azad KHANAQAb  a Department Geology, College of Science, University of Sulaimani, New camp, Siulaimani city, Iraq b Institution for Strategic Studies and Scientific Research, Qrga, […]