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Occurrences of Elaterate Pollen from the Lower Cretaceous of Ghana: Implications for Biostratigraphy and Palaeoclimatology

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Elaterate pollen with elater-like protruberances including Elaterocolpites castelaini, Elaterosporites klaszii, E. protensus, E. verrucatus, Elateropollenites jardinei, Galaeocornea causea, G. clavis, Sofrepites legouxae, have been recovered from the 1S-3AX well in the offshore Tano Basin. The assemblage has been interpreted as Albian - Cenomanian age, and is indicative of an arid to semi-arid palaeoclimatic conditions for these periods in the Tano Basin. Similar species have been interpreted as Albian – Cenomanian in other localities within the Africa-South America (ASA) province and thus allows for a palynostratigraphic correlation with these localities in the ASA province.


International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 4)
D. Atta-Peters, "Occurrences of Elaterate Pollen from the Lower Cretaceous of Ghana: Implications for Biostratigraphy and Palaeoclimatology", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 4, pp. 54-66, 2013
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