Quistes de dinoflagelados y polen asociado del Cretácico Inferior (Formación Springhill) de la Cuenca Austral, Plataforma Continental Argentina

Verónica Guler, Lorena Berbach, Ana Archangelsky, Sergio Archangelsky
2015 Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia  
DINOFLAGELLATE CYSTS AND ASSOCIATED POLLEN FROM LOWER CRETACEOUS (SPRINGHILL FORMATION) IN THE AUSTRAL BASIN, ARGENTINA CONTINENTAL SHELF. Well preserved and moderately diverse, early Cretaceous dinofl agellate cyst assemblages were recovered from the Springhill Formation at wells MLD3 and MLD4, of southeastern Argentina. The relative dating of the sequences is based on the fi rst and last occurrences of age-diagnostic dinofl agellate cysts taxa. These bioevents are, in ascending order: last
more » ... urrence of Kleithriasphaeridium fasciatum, fi rst occurrence of Prolixosphaeridium parvispinum, last occurrence of Phoberocysta neocomica, fi rst occurrence of Herendeenia postprojecta, fi rst occurrence of Odontochitina operculata, last occurrence of Cassiculosphaeridia magna and last occurrence of Kaiwaradinium scrutillinum and support a late Barremian age for both stratigraphical sequences. The last occurrence of K. fasciatum and the fi rst occurrence of P. parvispinum recorded at the lower part of the marine interval in the MLD3 well and the upper part of the MLD4 well, constrain the age of the beginning of the transgressive episode around the early/late Barremian transition, not younger than the early late Barremian. In these intervals, the upper part of the Australian Muderongia testudinaria Zone Helby can be indirectly recognized. The top of the Muderongia australis Zone was recognized at the uppermost marine part of the MLD3 well, assigned to the late Barremian. First occurrences of primitive angiosperm pollen grains like cf. Clavatipollenites, Spinizonocolpites sp., Arecipites sp., Asteropollis, Foveomonocolpites and Tricolpites were recorded too in both wells. RESUMO -Assembleias de cistos de dinofl agelados, bem preservados e moderadamente diversifi cados, foram descobertos nos poços MLD3 e MLD4 da Formação Springhill, no sudeste argentino. A datação relativa é baseada nas primeiras e últimas
doi:10.4072/rbp.2015.2.10 fatcat:ahdvorozqjc3xis6qpavu6wlsq