West Tiba-1, Zone PIII, Sample 15 (Cretaceous to of Egypt)

Where: Western Desert, Egypt (31.0° N, 27.8° E: paleocoordinates 8.7° N, 24.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Kharita Member (Burg El-Arab Formation), Aptian to Aptian (125.0 - 109.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, calcareous dolomite and lithified, argillaceous claystone

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: soft parts, original sporopollenin

Primary reference: M. S. Mahmoud and A.-R. M. Moawad. 2000. Jurassic-Cretaceous (Bathonian to Cenomanian) palynology and stratigraphy of the West Tiba-1 borehole, northern Western Desert, Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 30:401-416 [C. Jaramillo/G. Doria/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139326: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gabriela Doria on 11.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Pinales - Araucariaceae
Araucariacites sp. Cookson and Couper 1953
 Pinales - Cheirolepidiaceae
Classopollis sp. Pflug 1953
Afropollis jardinus
Afropollis jardinus Doyle et al. 1982
Cycadopites spp. Wodehouse 1933
Duplexisporites generalis
 Salviniales - Marsileaceae
Crybelosporites sp. Dettmann 1963
 Schizaeales - Schizaeaceae
Deltoidospora spp. Miner 1935
Tricolpites sp. PotoniƩ 1960