Ghazalat-1 well, S. 2 (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Western Desert, Egypt (29.0° N, 29.0° E: paleocoordinates 6.9° N, 24.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Kharita Formation, Albian (113.0 - 100.5 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, argillaceous sandstone and lithified, argillaceous siltstone

• Composed essentially of sandstones with thin shale and siltstones intercalations, it conformably overlies the Alamein Formation and underlies the Bahariya Formation. The age of the Kharita Formation is Albian

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: soft parts, original sporopollenin

Primary reference: M. I. A. Ibrahim. 1996. Aptian-Turonian palynology of the Ghazalat-1 well (GTX-1), Qattara Depression, Egypt. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 94:137-168 [C. Jaramillo/G. Doria/A. Cardenas ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 142203: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gabriela Doria on 07.04.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Ostracoda
 Palaeocopida -
Circulina parva Brenner 1963 ostracod
Psilamonocolpites
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Psilamonocolpites spp. Van der Hammen and Garcia de Mutis 1966
Brenneripollis
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Pinopsida
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
Balmeisporites holodictyus Cookson and Dettmann 1958
 Pinales - Cheirolepidiaceae
 Pinales -
Ginkgoopsida
 Ephedrales - Ephedraceae
Ephedripites spp. Bolkhovitina and Potonié 1958 jointfir
Ephedripites jansonii Muller 1968 jointfir
Ephedripites ovalis Müller 1968 jointfir
Retimonocolpites
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"Brenneripollis reticulatus" = Retimonocolpites reticulatus
"Brenneripollis reticulatus" = Retimonocolpites reticulatus Doyle 1975
Afropollis jardinus
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Afropollis jardinus Doyle et al. 1982
Monocotyledoneae
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Stellatopollis barghoornii Doyle et al. 1975
Cycadopsida
 Cycadales -
Eucommiidites spp. Erdtman 1948 cycads
Cycadopites
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Concavisporites
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Concavisporites spp. Delcourt and Sprumont 1955
Murospora
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Murospora spp. Somers 1952
Pteridopsida
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 Salviniales - Marsileaceae
Crybelosporites pannuceus Srivastava 1977
 Schizaeales - Schizaeaceae
 Gleicheniales - Matoniaceae
 Gleicheniales - Gleicheniaceae
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Deltoidospora diaphana Wilson and Webster 1946
Cibotiumspora
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Trilobosporites
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Magnoliopsida
 Magnoliales - Chloranthaceae
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Tricolpites spp. Potonié 1960
Perotriletes
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Perotriletes spp. Reyre 1966
Pinidae
 Cupressales - Pinidae