West Tiba-1, Zone PI, Sample 2 (Jurassic to of Egypt)

Where: Western Desert, Egypt (31.0° N, 27.8° E: paleocoordinates 12.5° N, 24.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Khatatba Formation, Bathonian to Bathonian (168.3 - 157.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, argillaceous, muddy mudstone and lithified, argillaceous, silty shale

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: soft parts, original sporopollenin

Primary reference: M. S. Mahmoud and A.-R. M. Moawad. 2000. Jurassic-Cretaceous (Bathonian to Cenomanian) palynology and stratigraphy of the West Tiba-1 borehole, northern Western Desert, Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 30:401-416 [C. Jaramillo/G. Doria/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139311: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gabriela Doria on 11.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Pinales - Araucariaceae
Araucariacites sp. Cookson and Couper 1953
 Coniferales - Cheirolepidiaceae
Classopollis sp. Pflug 1953
Classopollis torosus Burger 1965
 Coniferales -
Cycadopites spp. Wodehouse 1933
Concavisporites sp. Delcourt and Sprumont 1955
Pilosisporites sp. Delcourt and Sprumont 1955
Laevigatosporites sp. Ibrahim 1933
 Schizaeales - Schizaeaceae
Deltoidospora spp. Miner 1935
Taurocusporites sp. Stover 1962
 Sphaerocarpales -
Aequitriradites spinulosus Cookson and Dettmann 1961