Dakhla Oasis Area, GD-3 (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: El Wadi El Gadid, Egypt (25.0° N, 28.5° E: paleocoordinates 3.6° N, 23.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Six Hills Formation, Barremian (129.4 - 125.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified shale

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: soft parts, original sporopollenin

Collection methods: core, chemical,

Primary reference: E. Schrank and M. S. Mahmoud. 2002. Barremian angiosperm pollen and associated palynomorphs from the Dakhla Oasis Area, Egypt. Palaeontology 45(1):33-56 [H. Wang/M. Arakaki/M. Arakaki]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139494: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gabriela Doria on 12.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Charophyceae
  - Zygnemataceae
Ovoidites parvus Nakoman 1966
Pinopsida
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
Araucariacites spp. Cookson and Couper 1953
Balmeisporites sp. Cookson and Dettmann 1958
 Pinales - Cheirolepidiaceae
Classopollis spp. Pflug 1953
Retimonocolpites
  -
Afropollis
  -
Cycadopsida
 Gnetales -
Steevesipollenites sinuosus Azema and Boltenhagen 1974 cycads
Pteridopsida
  -
Concavissimisporites sp. Delcourt and Sprumont 1955
 Schizaeales - Schizaeaceae
Cicatricosisporites spp. Potonie and Gelletich 1933
Biretisporites sp. Delcourt et al. 1963
  -
Deltoidospora spp. Miner 1935
Verrucosisporites
  -
Verrucosisporites spp. Potonie and Kremp 1954
Triplanosporites
  -
Pinidae
 Cupressales - Pinidae