Permian palynomorphs from the number 5 seam, Ecca Group, Witbank/Highveld coalfields, South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Aitken, G A
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-08T13:14:19Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-08T13:14:19Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.issn 0078-8554
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/16272
dc.description.abstract A palynological study of the number 5 seam in the Ecca group has yielded a wide variety of miospores, with a lateral and vertical consistency in their relative abundance, diversity and composition. Striate bisaccate pollen genera predominate, particularly Protohaploxypinus Samoilovich emend. Morbey 1975, Striatopodocarpites Zoricheva & Sedova ex Sedova emend. Hart 1964 and Weylandites Bharadwaj & Srivastava 1969. On a regional scale the number 5 seam palynomorphs correlate both quantitatively and qualitatively with Biozone F of MacRae (1988) from the Waterberg and Pafuri coal-bearing basins, and Hammanskraal plant locality. Broad palaeoenvironmental inferences drawn from both the palynology and sedimentology of this seam, support a flood plain setting, comprising shallow wide open pans and peat swamps interspersed with wide water-logged mud flats . The surrounding highlands would have been forested mostly by plants adapted to wind dispersal with colonisation of the levees and margins of smaIl ponds by spore producers. The age of the number 5 seam is tentatively suggested as Guadalupian, which in turn is equated with the Tatarian (European Standard usage); Midian to Dzhulfian (Tethys usage). en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship University of the Witwatersrand; Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research en_ZA
dc.subject ecca en_ZA
dc.subject Karoo en_ZA
dc.subject palynology en_ZA
dc.subject permian en_ZA
dc.subject biostratigraphy en_ZA
dc.title Permian palynomorphs from the number 5 seam, Ecca Group, Witbank/Highveld coalfields, South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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