El Zampal section - Bajo de la Carpa Formation (Cretaceous of Argentina)

Where: Mendoza, Argentina (36.5° S, 69.7° W: paleocoordinates 41.0° S, 50.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bajo de la Carpa Formation (Neuquen Group), Santonian (86.3 - 83.6 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, muddy mudstone

• The Neuquén Group includes terrestrial post-orogenic deposits related to the main Miranic Orogeny (also known in the literature as the Patagonidic Orogeny)

Size class: microfossils

• Other = Palynology

Preservation: soft parts, original sporopollenin

Collected by Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB)

Collection methods: bulk, chemical, hydrochloric, hydroflouric,

• UNPSJB: Repository

Primary reference: P. Vallati. 2013. Paleotropical pollen grains from the Neuquén Group, Patagonia, Argentina. Carnets de Géologie (5)273-279 [C. Jaramillo/P. Santamarina]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 149816: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Patricio Santamarina on 27.08.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Dryadopollis "sp." Srivastava 1977
 Pinales - Podocarpaceae
 Pinales - Cheirolepidiaceae
 Pinales -
 Arecales - Arecaceae
? Racemonocolpites "sp." González-Guzmán 1967
 Liliales - Liliidae
 Gnetales -
Steevesipollenites "sp." Stover 1964 cycads
Equisetosporites "sp." Daugherty 1941 cycads
Equisetosporites cf. cancellatus Paden et al. 1971 cycads
Equisetosporites multicostatus Norris 1967 cycads
Gabonisporis vigourouxii
Gabonisporis vigourouxii Boltenhagen 1967
 Gleicheniales - Gleicheniaceae
 Magnoliales - Trimeniaceae
 Sapindales - Sapindaceae
? Cupanieidites "sp." Cookson and Pike 1954
 Santalales - Loranthaceae
? Syncolporites "sp." Van der Hammen 1954
 Proteales -
? Proteacidites "sp." Cookson and Couper 1953
Tricolpites "sp." Potonié 1960
 Gymnospermophyta -
Confossia vulgaris
Confossia vulgaris Stough 1968