Ghazalat-1 well, 3a (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 142215: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gabriela Doria on 07.04.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Ephedrales - Ephedraceae
Ephedripites spp. Bolkhovitina and PotoniƩ 1958 jointfir
 Arecales -
Arecipites "sp. A" Nichols et al. 1973
 Gnetales -
Steevesipollenites spp. Stover 1964 cycads
 Gleicheniales - Matoniaceae
Deltoidospora diaphana Wilson and Webster 1946
 Nepenthales - Dilleniidae
 Euphorbiales - Dilleniidae
 Magnoliales - Trimeniaceae
Rousea miculipollis Srivastava 1975
Tricolpites spp. PotoniƩ 1960