Dakhla Oasis Area, Sh-1b (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: El Wadi El Gadid, Egypt (25.5° N, 29.0° E: paleocoordinates 3.9° N, 23.7° 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 and lithified sandstone

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 139496: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gabriela Doria on 12.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Pinopsida
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
Araucariacites spp. Cookson and Couper 1953
 Pinales - Cheirolepidiaceae
Classopollis spp. Pflug 1953
Ginkgoopsida
 Ephedrales - Ephedraceae
Ephedripites spp. Bolkhovitina and PotoniƩ 1958 jointfir
Afropollis
  -
Cycadopsida
 Gnetales -
Steevesipollenites sinuosus Azema and Boltenhagen 1974 cycads
Pilosisporites
  -
Pilosisporites sp. Delcourt and Sprumont 1955
Pteridopsida
  -
Cyathidites sp. Couper 1953
 Schizaeales - Schizaeaceae
Cicatricosisporites spp. Potonie and Gelletich 1933
Biretisporites sp. Delcourt et al. 1963
Biretisporites potoniaei Delcourt and Sprumont 1955
 Gleicheniales - Matoniaceae
  -
Deltoidospora spp. Miner 1935
Lycopsida
  -
Leptolepidites sp. Couper 1953
Triplanosporites
  -
Marchantiopsida
 Sphaerocarpales -
Aequitriradites spp. Delcourt and Sprumont 1955
Bryopsida
  -
Magnoliopsida
 Magnoliales - Chloranthaceae
Balmeiopsis limbatus
  -
Balmeiopsis limbatus Archangelsky 1977
Pinidae
 Cupressales - Pinidae