Spores from a Carboniferous section in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Playford, Geoffrey and Helby, Robin (1968) Spores from a Carboniferous section in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. Journal of the Geological Society of Australia, 15 1: 103-119. doi:10.1080/00167616808728684

Author Playford, Geoffrey
Helby, Robin
Title Spores from a Carboniferous section in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales
Journal name Journal of the Geological Society of Australia
ISSN 0016-7614
Publication date 1968-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00167616808728684
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 15
Issue 1
Start page 103
End page 119
Total pages 17
Place of publication Adelaide, Australia
Publisher Geological Society of Australia
Language eng
Subject 0403 Geology
Abstract In this initial systematic study of Carboniferous spores from New South Wales, Australia, fifteen species (all but one of them new) are formally described and are distributed among eight established genera and two new genera (Rattiganispora, a distally annulate trilete form, and Psomospora, an inaperturate or proximally hilate form). The species were selected as being the most characteristic and distinctive forms found in the Italia Road Formation at its well-exposed type section in the Hunter Valley, east-central New South Wales. The formation is a cyclical non-marine unit, over 300 metres (1,000 ft) thick, consisting of lithic arenites together with carbonaceous shales, claystones, and siltstones; its age is regarded as West-phalian-Stephanian. The microfiora is compared with those known from sediments of similar age elsewhere and its place in the Australian Palaeozoic palynostratigraphic record is discussed. New specific institutions are as follows: Punctatisporites lucidulus, P. sub-tritus, Verrucosisporites aspratilis, V. italiaensis, Raistrickia accincta, R. radiosa, Reticulatisporites asperidictyus, R. magnidictyus, Foveosporites pellucidus, Rattiganispora apiculata (type species), Kraeuselisporites kuttungensis, Grandispora maculosa, Psomospora detecta (type species), and Wilsonites australiensis.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Previously published as: Journal of the Geological Society of Australia (0016-7614) until 1983

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