Journal article

Early Cretaceous megaspore assemblages from southeastern Australia

AMP Tosolini, S McLoughlin, AN Drinnan

CRETACEOUS RESEARCH | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2002

Abstract

Twenty-nine megaspore species including six new taxa (Bacutriletes otwayensis sp. nov., Erlansonisporites cerebrus sp. nov., Erlansonisporites decisum sp. nov., Hughesisporites coronatus sp. nov., Hughesisporites dettmanniae sp. nov., and Verruriletes depressus sp. nov.) are documented from Aptian and Albian strata of the Gippsland and Otway basins, southeastern Australia. Together with six taxa known only from underlying Neocomian strata, these megaspores are used to establish four provisional biozones for the Lower Cretaceous that complement existing biostratigraphic schemes based on miospores and plant macrofossils. Megaspores are best represented in silty floodbasin facies and it is like..

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