Kokhav 2 Well, Core 2 (Cretaceous to of Israel)

Where: Negev, Israel (31.6° N, 34.7° E: paleocoordinates 8.1° N, 30.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Helez Formation (Kurnub Group), Valanginian to Valanginian (139.8 - 129.4 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified sandstone and lithified, ferruginous, carbonaceous shale

• The sediments of the Kurnub Group consist of shallow marine to continental sandstones, carbonaceous shales, sandy and ferruginous limestones, and marls. The lowest formation, the Zeweira, is the most arenaceous unit and includes the carbonaceous shales and lignitic layers that yielded the spores and pollen used in this study. The middle part of the Zeweira Formation contains the lowest marine intercalations

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: soft parts, original sporopollenin

Collection methods: core, chemical

Primary reference: G. J. Brenner and I. S. Bickoff. 1992. Palynology and age of the Lower Cretaceous basal Kurnub Group from the coastal plain to the Northern Negev of Israel. Palynology 16:137-185 [C. Jaramillo/G. Doria/A. Cardenas ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140288: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gabriela Doria on 07.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pinales - Cheirolepidiaceae
Monosulcites "sp. D" Cookson and Couper 1953
 Gnetales -
 Magnoliales - Chloranthaceae