Plant microfossils from Triassic sediments near Poatina, Tasmania

Playford, Geoffrey (1965) Plant microfossils from Triassic sediments near Poatina, Tasmania. Journal of the Geological Society of Australia, 12 2: 173-210. doi:10.1080/00167616508728592


Author Playford, Geoffrey
Title Plant microfossils from Triassic sediments near Poatina, Tasmania
Journal name Journal of the Geological Society of Australia
ISSN 0016-7614
Publication date 1965-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00167616508728592
Open Access Status
Volume 12
Issue 2
Start page 173
End page 210
Total pages 39
Place of publication Adelaide, Australia
Publisher Geological Society of Australia
Language eng
Subject 0403 Geology
Abstract A detailed account is given of plant microfossils recovered from shales and siltstones that represent three of the four Triassic formations developed in the vicinity of Poatina, north-central Tasmania. The microfloral assemblages comprise 44 species of spores and pollen grains, of which nine species are described as new. The diagnosis of Lundbladispora Balme is emended. Comparison with existing records of Australian and overseas Triassic microfloras indicates that at least the greater part of the Triassic is represented in the Poatina sequence, which has itself been regarded as the most complete development of the System in Tasmania. This work serves to emphasize the unique and potential value of palynology in the resolution of difficulties of correlation within the Tasmanian Triassic.
Keyword Earth Systems Science
Engineering Geology
Geochemistry
Geology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Physical Sciences Publications
 
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