MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES "BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Palynological study of the Carboniferous sequence at Río Francia creek, Paganzo Basin, Argentina
PÉREZ LOINAZE, V.; C.O. LIMARINO,; CÉSARI, S.
ASOCIACION PALEONTOLOGICA ARGENTINA
Lugar: Buenos Aires; Año: 2011 p. 589 - 589
Abstract. Well-preserved palynological assemblages have been obtained from the Guandacol Formation at Río Francia Creek, PaganzoBasin, Argentina. The geological setting and stratigraphic provenance of the samples is provided. Forty-nine spore, twenty-three pollenand two algal species are identified. Some species are recognized for the first time from this unit, such as: Brevitriletes levis, B. leptoacaina,Lundbladispora areolata, Peppersites ellipticus, Psomospora detecta, Rattiganispora apiculata and Retusotriletes nigritelus. These assemblages arereferred to Subzone A of the Raistrickia densa-Convolutispora muriornata Biozone, late Serpukhovian?early Bashkirian in age. Palynologicalsamples from the Tupe Formation at the same locality were studied in order to compare the composition of both units, which presenta palynological composition similar to the associations recovered from the Guandacol Formation. Spelaeotriletes ybertii is restricted to thepalynological assemblages of the Tupe Formation studied herein. It is noteworthy that both units lack taeniate pollen. Some species restrictedat this locality to the Guandacol Formation, have a wider stratigraphic distribution elsewhere. The only species from this unit that seems tohave biostratigraphic significance is Tricidarisporites gutii. A new species of trilete spores is proposed, i.e., Cyclogranisporites cuerdae sp. nov.from the Tupe Formation.