Ghazalat-1 well, 4b (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Western Desert, Egypt (29.0° N, 29.0° E: paleocoordinates 10.3° N, 23.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Abu Roash Formation, Turonian (93.9 - 89.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: transition zone or lower shoreface; lithified, calcareous limestone and lithified, calcareous shale

• Represented by the lower part, which could be attributed to the G, F and E Members. Generally, it consists of limestone, shaly limestone and shale interbeds. The age of the Abu Roash "G" Member is late Cenomanian (Hantar, 1990; E1-Shamma and Arafa, 1992; Schrank and Ibrahim, 1995), while the F and E Members are of Turonian age (Hantar, 1990).

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 142212: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gabriela Doria on 07.04.2013

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Foveotricolpites
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Nyssapollenites
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Ginkgoopsida
 Ephedrales - Ephedraceae
Ephedripites spp. Bolkhovitina and PotoniƩ 1958 jointfir
Ephedripites jansonii Muller 1968 jointfir
Papillopollis
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Papillopollis vancampoae Kedves and Pittau 1979
Tetracolpites
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Tetracolpites spp. Srivastava 1967
Retimonocolpites
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Cycadopsida
 Gnetales -
Steevesipollenites spp. Stover 1964 cycads
Equisetosporites ambiguus Hedlund 1966 cycads
Pteridopsida
 Gleicheniales - Matoniaceae
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Deltoidospora diaphana Wilson and Webster 1946
Cibotiumspora
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Dicotyledonae
 Nepenthales - Dilleniidae
 Euphorbiales - Dilleniidae
Magnoliopsida
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 Magnoliales - Trimeniaceae
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Rousea georgensis Dettmann 1973
Rousea miculipollis Srivastava 1975
Tricolpites spp. PotoniƩ 1960