Nasara-1 well (Cretaceous to of Nigeria)

Where: Nigeria (9.8° N, 10.9° E: paleocoordinates 4.6° S, 2.9° E)

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When: Bima Sandstone Formation (Upper Benue Trough Group), Late/Upper Aptian to Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 109.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; lithified, argillaceous sandstone

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: soft parts, original sporopollenin

Primary reference: M. B. Abubakar, N. G. Obaje, H. P. Luterbacher, E. F. C. Dike, and A. R. Ashraf. 2006. A report on the occurrence of Albian-Cenomanian elater-bearing pollen in Nasara-1 well, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria: Biostratigraphic and palaeoclimatological implications. Journal of African Earth Sciences 45:347-354 [C. Jaramillo/G. Doria/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137263: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gabriela Doria on 13.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

Ginkgoopsida
 Ephedrales - Ephedraceae
Afropollis jardinus
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Afropollis jardinus Doyle et al. 1982
Cycadopsida
 Gnetales -
Elaterosporites protensus Jardiné 1967 elaterate
Elaterosporites klaszi Jardiné 1967 elaterate
Elaterocolpites castelani Herngreen 1973 elaterate
Elateroplicites africaensis
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Elateroplicites africaensis Herngreen 1973 elaterate
Senegalosporites
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Senegalosporites petrobrasi Herngreen 1973 elaterate