Safaniya Well 59 (Cretaceous of Saudi Arabia)

Where: AsSharqiyah, Saudi Arabia (28.4° N, 48.9° E: paleocoordinates 1.7° N, 39.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Safaniya Formation, Late/Upper Albian (105.3 - 99.6 Ma)

• COEff:shore Safaniya Formation, Safaniya Well 59, Arabian Gulf, 1515-1506 m = 9 m; Upper Albian (holotype 1506 m).

Environment/lithology: lithified, calcareous shale

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: soft parts, original sporopollenin

Collection methods: core, chemical

• Repository: Chevron Oil Field Research Company, La Habra, California 90631, U.S.A.

Primary reference: S. K. Srivastava. 1984. A new elater-bearing Late Albian pollen species from offshore eastern Saudi Arabia. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 89:231-238 [C. Jaramillo/G. Doria]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137202: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gabriela Doria on 12.12.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Gnetales -
Elaterocolpites pentarhetus Srivastava 1984 elaterate