Asen Locality (GI 32141), Scania (Cretaceous to of Sweden)

Also known as Hoganas AB kaolin Quarry, level 32141

Where: Scania, Sweden (56.2° N, 14.5° E: paleocoordinates 46.2° N, 15.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Santonian to Santonian (86.3 - 72.1 Ma)

• This locality is late Santonian or early Campanian. The plant bearing sequence consists of about 20 m of unconsolidated sands and clays that are divisible into a lower and an upper series, the boundary between the two being a distinctive weathered horizon. The lower unit overlies the kaolinite which is unconformable on Lower Palaeozoic basement. Similar deposits are known from two other, now abandoned, quarries nearby in the vicinity at Axeltorp and Ivo Klack.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; claystone

• The deposits of Asen are fluviatile-lacustrine.
• Sand and clay containing plant fossils. This collection is from a clay with coalified wood fragments.

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: coalified, original sporopollenin

Collection methods: salvage, chemical, sieve,

• 800 g of sediment were collected and examined for each sample. Other fossils recovered from some of the samples have recently been described by Friis (1985) and Friis et al. (1988), namely Platananthus scanicus (GI32107, 32189), Platanocarpus sp. (GI32107-32189) and Actinocalyx bohrii (GI32107).

Primary reference: E. Koppelhus and D. J. Batten. 1989. Late Cretaceous megaspores from Southern Sweden: Morphology and paleoenvironmental significance. Palynology 13:91-120 [R. Lupia/B. Wilborn/B. Wilborn]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34372: authorized by Rick Lupia, entered by Brooke Wilborn on 28.08.2003

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