West Tiba-1, Zone PVa, Sample 27 (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Western Desert, Egypt (31.0° N, 27.8° E: paleocoordinates 10.8° N, 23.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Abu Roash Formation, Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified 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 139341: 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
Classopollis brasiliensis Herngreen 1975
 Ephedrales - Ephedraceae
Ephedripites spp. Bolkhovitina and Potonié 1958 jointfir
 Cycadales -
Eucommiidites sp. Erdtman 1948 cycads
Cycadopites spp. Wodehouse 1933
 Schizaeales - Schizaeaceae
Granulatisporites sp. Potonié and Kremp 1954
Deltoidospora spp. Miner 1935
Rousea spp. Srivastava 1969
Tricolpites sp. Potonié 1960