West Tiba-1, Zone PIII, Sample 17 (Cretaceous to of Egypt)

Where: Western Desert, Egypt (31.0° N, 27.8° E: paleocoordinates 8.7° N, 24.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Kharita Member (Burg El-Arab Formation), Aptian to Aptian (125.0 - 109.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified sandstone

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 139328: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gabriela Doria on 11.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Pinopsida
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
Araucariacites sp. Cookson and Couper 1953
Balmeisporites sp. Cookson and Dettmann 1958
 Pinales - Cheirolepidiaceae
Classopollis sp. Pflug 1953
Ginkgoopsida
 Ephedrales - Ephedraceae
Ephedripites multicostatus Brenner 1963 jointfir
Retimonocolpites
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Afropollis jardinus
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Afropollis jardinus Doyle et al. 1982
Cycadopites
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Cycadopites spp. Wodehouse 1933
Concavisporites
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Concavisporites sp. Delcourt and Sprumont 1955
Murospora
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Murospora sp. Somers 1952
Pteridopsida
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Todisporites minor Couper 1953
 Salviniales - Marsileaceae
Crybelosporites sp. Dettmann 1963
 Schizaeales - Schizaeaceae
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Deltoidospora spp. Miner 1935
Magnoliopsida
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Tricolpites sp. PotoniƩ 1960
Pinidae
 Cupressales - Pinidae
Inaperturopollenites spp. PotoniƩ 1966