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NAME: Ali A.F. AL-FURAIH, King Saud University.





·       B. Sc. In Geology with grade excellent and first class of distinction, King Saud University, Riyadh, June 1971.

·       Ph.D. in Geology, University of Leicester, England, July 1977.


                   ACADEMIC CAREER:



* Professor of Geology 1985 - present.

* Associate Professor 1980 - 1985.

* Adjunct Associate Scientist, University of Kansas, 1982-1983.

* Assistant Professor 1977 - 1980.




1- Dean of Graduate College, King Saud University (1995-1998).

2- Member of the Editorial board of Journal of Faculty of Science, King Saud University.

3- Chairman of Seismological-Geophysical Observatory, King Saud University (1991-1995).

4- Chairman of Geology Department, Faculty of Science, King Saud University (1986-1988).

5- Vice Dean of Centre for University Women Students, King Saud University (1980-1983).





·        Member of King Saud University Council (1995-1998).

·        Member of the Academic Council (1985-1992).

·        Member of College of Science Council (1979-1980) and (1986-1988).

·        Member of Earth Science Society Council (1988-1991).

·        Member of the University Co-operative Society Council (1987-1992).

·        Chairman or member of several committee at King Saud University.

·     Representative of King Saud University at several Saudi Arabian Organizations.




1) Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1975):-On Hornibrookella anna (Lienenkaus), A Stereo-Atlas of Ostracod Shells, vol. 2, pt. 3, p 211-214, London.

2) Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1975):-On Paragrenocythere biclavata Al-Furaih gen. et sp. nov. A Stereo-Atlas of Ostracod Shells, vol.2 pt. 4, p. 231-238, London.

3) Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1977):-Cretaceous and Palaeocene species of the Ostracod Hornibrookella from Saudi Arabia. Palaeontology, vol.20, pt.3, p. 483-502, pl. 53-58, London.

4) Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1980):-Upper Cretaceous and Lower Tertiary Ostracoda (Superfamily CYTHERACEA) from Saudi Arabia, 211 p., 65 pl., publication of University Libraries, University of Riyadh, Riyadh.

5) Al-Furaih, A.A.F. and Siddiqui, Q.A., (1981):-The Ostracod Genus Ananmatocythere from the Middle Eocene of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, Bulletin of College of Science, Riyadh Univer., vol. 12, no. 2, p. 429-441, 2 pl., 2 fig, Riyadh.

6) Siddiqui, Q.A. and Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1981):-Schizoptocythere, A distinctive New Ostracode Genus from the Early Tertiary of Western Asia, Palaeontology vol. 24, pt. 4, p. 877-890, pl. 123-126, London.

7) Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1983):-Palaeocene and Lower Eocene Ostracoda from the Ummer Radhuma Formation of Saudi Arabia. The University of Kansas Palaeontological Contributions, no. 107, 10 p., 3 pl., 1 fig., 1 table, Kansas.

8) Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1983):-Middle Cretaceous (Cenomanian) Ostracoda from the Wasia Formation of Saudi Arabia, The University of Kansas Palaeontological Contributions, no. 108, 6 p., 1 pl., 1 fig, Kansas.

9) Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1983):-A new species of Phalcocythere (Ostracoda) from the Lower Palaeocene of Saudi Arabia. Journal of College of Science, King Saud University, vol. 14, no. 1, p. 157-162, 1 pl., 1 fig, Riyadh.

10) Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1984):-Maastrichtian Ostracode from the Aruma Formation of Saudi Arabia. Revue de Micropaleontologie, vol. 27, pt. 3, p. 159-170, 1 fig., 3 pls, Paris.

11) Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1984):-Maastrichtian and Palaeocene species of the Ostracod genus Foveolebris from Saudi Arabia. Revista Espagnola de Micropaleontologia, vol. 16, no. 2, p. 161-169, 1 fig., 2 pls, Madrid.

12) Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1984):-Maastrichtian Ostracodes from Wadi al-Atj, Saudi Arabia. Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research, vol. 2, no. 2, p. 495-503, 1 fig., 2pls, Riyadh.

13) Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1984):-On Loxoconcha multiornata Bate&Gurney, A Stereo-Atlas of Ostracod Shells vol. 11, pt. 2, p. 99-102, London.

14) Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1984):-On Loxoconcha undulata Al-Furaih sp. nov., A Stereo-Atlas of Ostracod Shells vol. 11, pt. 2, p. 103-106, London.

15) Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1984):-On Loxoconcha amygdalanux Bate & Gurney, A Stereo-Atlas of Ostracod Shells vol. 11, pt. 2, p. 107-110, London.

16) Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1985):-The Ostracod genus Brachycythere from the UpperCretaceous of Saudi Arabia, Revista Espanola de Micropaleontologia, vol. 17, no. 1, p. 113-122, Madrid.

17) Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1986):-Kaesleria A new Ostracode genus from the Aruma Formation (Upper Cretaceous of Saudi Arabia),Journal of Paleontology, vol. 60, pt. 5, p. 701-720, 5 figs, Tulsa, Oklahom.

18) Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1988) (ed.):-Proceeding of the Third Arab Symposium on Earthquake Seismology, publisthe Geophysical-Seismological Observatory, King Saud University, Riyadh

19) Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1986):- Biostratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous and Lower Tertiary of Saudi Arabia, 11th Intr. Sym. Ost., Melbourne, Australia.

20) Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (1994):- On Carinocythereis batei , A Stereo-Atlas of Ostracod Shells, vol.21, pt.2,p.71-74, London.





1 - Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (2000): "Principales of Micropaleontology" Published by King Saud University press, Riyadh, 544p.

2 - Al-Furaih, A.A.F., (2007): "Paleontological laboratory manual"

    Published by King Saud University press, Riyadh, 393p.




1) Jurassic Ostracodes.

2)Stratigraphical and Environmental Studies on Hanifa Formation (Jurassic) of Saudi Arabia.

3) Recent Marine Ostracodes from the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea.

4)Biostratigraphical studies on Aruma Formation of Saudi Arabia.


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