Sumgait River, Gobustan, member 11 Burdigalian (Miocene of Azerbaijan)

Where: Azerbaijan (40.5° N, 49.5° E: paleocoordinates 41.0° N, 48.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: 11 Member, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Sphenolithus heteromorphus Zone (NN5).

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; brown claystone and marl

• dark chocolate clays ferruginate at the weathered surface, bearing jarosite and gypsum

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

Primary reference: S. V. Popov, E. K. Sychevskaya, M. A. Akhmet'ev, N. I. Zaporohets, and L. A. Golovina. 2008. Stratigraphy of the Maikop Group and Pteropoda Beds in Northern Azerbaijan. Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation 16(6):664-677 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 116629: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 10.09.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Coccolithophyceae
 Syracosphaerales - Rhabdosphaeraceae
 Prymnesiophycidae - Prymnesiophycidae
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Sphenolithus moriformis Bronnimann and Stradner 1960
Sphenolithus abies Deflandre 1954
Cyclicargolithus floridanus Roth and Hay 1967
Helicosphaera
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Helicosphaera carteri
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Helicosphaera carteri Wallich 1877
Reticulofenestra
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Pinopsida
 Pinales - Pinaceae
Pinaceae indet. Rudolphi 1830
Cedrus sp. Trew 1757 cedar
Pinus sp. Linnaeus 1753 pine
Picea sp. Dietrich 1824 spruce
 Pinales - Taxodiaceae
Taxodiaceae indet. Saporta 1865
Angiospermae
 Fagales - Fagaceae
Fagaceae indet. Dumortier 1829
 Fagales - Myricaceae
Myricaceae indet. Martinov 1817
 Fagales - Juglandaceae
Juglandaceae indet. Perleb 1818
Carya sp. Nuttall 1818 hickory
Engelhardia sp. Blume 1825
 Fagales - Betulaceae
Betulaceae indet. Gray 1822 birch
Betula sp. Linnaeus 1753 birch
Carpinus sp. Linnaeus 1753 hornbeam
 Rosales - Ulmaceae
Ulmaceae indet. Brisseau-Mirbel 1815 elm
 Sapindales - Sapindaceae
Acer sp. Linnaeus 1753 maple
 Sapindales - Anacardiaceae
Rhus sp. Linnaeus 1753 sumac
 Malvales - Tiliaceae
Tilia sp. Linnaeus 1753 linden
 Magnoliales - Magnoliaceae
Magnolia sp. Linnaeus 1753 magnolia
 Caryophyllales - Chenopodiaceae
Chenopodiaceae indet. Ventenant 1799
 Asterales - Asteraceae
Artemisia sp. Linnaeus 1753 daisy
 Cornales - Nyssaceae
Nyssa sp. Linnaeus 1753 tupelo
 Saxifragales - Hamamelidaceae
Liquidambar sp. Linnaeus 1753 sweetgum
 Proteales - Platanaceae
Platanus sp. Linnaeus 1753 plane tree
 Poales - Poaceae
"Gramineae indet." = Poaceae
"Gramineae indet." = Poaceae Barnhart 1895 true grass
Ginkgoopsida
 Ephedrales - Ephedraceae
Ephedra sp. Linnaeus 1753 jointfir
Plicapollis
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Plicapollis sp. Pflug 1953
Dinophyceae
 Gonyaulacales -
Batiacasphaera sp. Drugg 1970
 Gonyaulacales - Gonyaulacaceae
 Thoracosphaerales -
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Spiniferites sp. Mantell 1850