Israel Zohar 8 borehole Early Triassic shale 2563m (Triassic of Israel)

Where: Israel (31.6° N, 34.7° E: paleocoordinates 14.6° S, 35.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Endosporites papillatus Zone zone, Zafir Formation, Early/Lower Triassic (252.2 - 247.2 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shale

• Shallow nearshore marine
• Zafir Formation: shaly marine limestone alternating with dolostone (this sample was taken from a shale layer)

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: original sporopollenin

Collection methods: core, chemical, mechanical,

Primary reference: Y. Eshet. 1990. Paleozoic-Mesozoic Palynology of Israel: I: Palynological Aspects of the Permo-Triassic Succession in the Subsurface of Israel. Geological Survey of Israel 81:1-57 [C. Looy/F. Verbruggen/J. Cassara]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 31497: authorized by Cindy Looy, entered by Frederike Verbruggen on 14.05.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Life -
Micrhystridium spp. Naumova 1968 acritarcs
Veryhachium spp. Deunff 1954 acritarcs
 Gymnospermophyta -
Vitreisporites pallidus Nilsson 1958
Raistrickia sp. PotoniƩ and Kremp 1954
species B; rare