Borehole 2-Bast-I-MA, Sample 9, 458-460 m (Cretaceous of Brazil)

Also known as Barreirinhas (BA) Borehole

Where: Barreirinhas, Brazil (2.8° S, 42.8° W: paleocoordinates 9.6° S, 17.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Zone III pollen zone, Barreirinhas Formation, Late/Upper Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, argillaceous, silty limestone and lithified, argillaceous shale

• The section 250-875 m consists of (silty) limestone with some marlstones or shale layers. From 875-1870 m there is a slight increase of the clay contnt: silty limestones preominate with intercalations of shales and marls.

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: soft parts, original sporopollenin

Collection methods: chemical, hydrochloric, hydroflouric, sieve

Primary reference: G. F. W. Herngreen. 1975. Palynology of the Middle and Upper Cretaceous strata in Brazil. Medelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst, Nieuwe Serie 26:39-91 [C. Jaramillo/G. Doria/A. Cardenas ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 144296: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gabriela Doria on 03.05.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Pinales - Cheirolepidiaceae
Classopollis "largerthanthirty" Pflug 1953
mainly C. brasiliensis nov. nom.
 Ephedrales - Ephedraceae
Ephedripites "straight ridges" Bolkhovitina and Potonié 1958 jointfir
Triorites africaensis Jardiné and Magloire 1965
 Magnoliales - Trimeniaceae
 Buxales - Didymelaceae
Elateroplicites africaensis
Elateroplicites africaensis Herngreen 1973 elaterate
 Gymnospermophyta -