Where: West Kurdufan, Sudan (11.0° N, 27.7° E: paleocoordinates 9.5° S, 17.2° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Zone II (Barremian-Aptian) pollen zone, Abu Gabra Formation, Barremian to Barremian (129.4 - 113.0 Ma)
• Definition. The top of this zone is indicated by the last
•occurrence of Pilosisporites trichopapillosus and the
•occurrence of Afropollis zonatus, Leptolepidites psarosus,
•Concavissimisporites punctatus, Araucariacites
•australis, Cicatricosisporites spp. and Classopollis spp.
•Afropollis cf. operculatus and Concavissimisporites cf.
•variverrucatus are recorded from equivalent strata of
•the second study well, Khx-1.
Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; lithified siltstone
Size class: microfossils
Preservation: soft parts, original sporopollenin
Collection methods: chemical, hydrochloric, hydroflouric, sieve
Primary reference: A. A. M. Eisawi, A. B. Ibrahim, O. B. A. Rahim and E. Schrank. 2012. Palynozonation of the Cretaceous to Lower Paleogene Strata of the Muglad Basin, Sudan. Palynology 36(2):191-207 [C. Jaramillo/G. Doria/A. Cardenas ]more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 145176: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gabriela Doria on 28.05.2013
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