Gabal, Musaba Salama Area, SK1 (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Sinai, Egypt (29.1° N, 33.2° E: paleocoordinates 6.6° N, 28.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Neocomian (145.0 - 130.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, argillaceous, carbonaceous claystone

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: soft parts, original sporopollenin

Collection methods: quarrying, chemical

Primary reference: M. Kora and S. El Beialy. 1989. Early Cretaceous palynomorphs from Gabal Musaba Salama area, Southwestern Sinai, Egypt. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 58:129-138 [C. Jaramillo/G. Doria/A. Cardenas ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140636: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Gabriela Doria on 13.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Pinopsida
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
 Pinales - Cheirolepidiaceae
 Pinales -
Cycadopsida
 Cycadales -
Cycadopites
  -
Cycadopites sp. Wodehouse 1933
Cycadopites nitidus de Jersey 1964
Auritulinasporites
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Concavisporites
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Concavisporites sp. Delcourt and Sprumont 1955
Pteridopsida
  -
 Gleicheniales - Gleicheniaceae
  -
Lycopsida
  -
  - Selaginellaceae
Neoraistrickia sp. PotoniƩ 1956
Triplanosporites
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Impardecispora apiverrucata
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Impardecispora apiverrucata Venkatachala et al. 1968
 Gymnospermophyta -
Alisporites similis Dettmann 1963
Paraconcavisporites
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Pinidae
 Cupressales - Pinidae