Finnmark core 7129/10-U-01 layer 57.23m (Triassic of Norway)

Where: Norway (71.2° N, 29.3° E: paleocoordinates 37.7° N, 19.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lundbladispora obsoleta - Tympanicysta stoschiana Assemblage Zone zone, Griesbachian (252.2 - 251.3 Ma)

• Similarities with Vardebukta Formation in Svalbard (Hochuli et al., 1989; Mangerud and Konieczny 1991,1993), with the lower Bjorne and Blind Fiord formations in the Sverdrup Basin (Fisher, 1979; Utting, 1985, 1989, pers. comm., 1993) and similar to the Wordie Creek Formation in East Greenland (Balme, 1980) and to the Toad/Grayling Formation in western Canada (Jansonius, 1962).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; silty sandstone

• lagoonal estuarine environment
• silty sandstone

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: original sporopollenin

Collection methods: core, chemical, mechanical,

• All palynological slides are housed in the type collection of the Paleontological Museum of Oslo.

Primary reference: G. Mangerud. 1994. Palynostratigraphy of the Permian and lowermost Triassic succession, Finnmark Platform, Barents Sea. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 82:317-349 [C. Looy/F. Verbruggen/F. Verbruggen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 31359: authorized by Cindy Looy, entered by Frederike Verbruggen on 08.05.2003

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Taxonomic list

Tasmanites spp. Newton 1875
Calamospora spp. Schopf et al.
 Ephedrales - Ephedraceae
Ephedripites spp. Bolkhovitina and Potonié 1958 jointfir
Leiotriletes sp. A Potonie and Kremp 1954
Leiotriletes spp. Potonie and Kremp 1954
Apiculatisporis spp. Potonié and Kremp 1956
 Gleicheniales - Matoniaceae
Dictyophyllidites mortonii Playford and Dettmann 1965
  - Selaginellaceae
Uvaesporites sp. Döring 1965
Klausipollenites spp. Jansonius 1962
Klausipollenites staplinii
 Life -
Veryhachium spp. Deunff 1954 acritarcs
 Gymnospermophyta -
Punctatosporites spp. Ibrahim 1933