The palynostratigraphy of the Lower Carboniferous (middle Tournaisian–upper Viséan)Shishtu Formation from the Howz-e-Dorah section,southeast Tabas, central Iranian Basin: discussion

Playford, Geoffrey, Hashemi, Hossein and Wicander, Reed (2017) The palynostratigraphy of the Lower Carboniferous (middle Tournaisian–upper Viséan)Shishtu Formation from the Howz-e-Dorah section,southeast Tabas, central Iranian Basin: discussion. Palynology, 1-5. doi:10.1080/01916122.2016.1268520


Author Playford, Geoffrey
Hashemi, Hossein
Wicander, Reed
Title The palynostratigraphy of the Lower Carboniferous (middle Tournaisian–upper Viséan)Shishtu Formation from the Howz-e-Dorah section,southeast Tabas, central Iranian Basin: discussion
Journal name Palynology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0191-6122
1558-9188
Publication date 2017-03-13
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01916122.2016.1268520
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This assessment of the article by Aria-Nasab et al. (2016), on the palynostratigraphy of the upper part of the Shishtu Formation (Shishtu 2) in central Iran, reveals many shortcomings. The majority of the defects are judged to reflect unwarranted or erroneous taxonomic identifications of the adversely preserved miospores. This, in turn, casts considerable doubt on the compositional integrity of Aria-Nasab et al.'s three proposed stratigraphically successive miospore assemblages, which they dated as encompassing the mid Tournaisian through late Viséan; i.e. within the generalised Mississippian age for Shishtu 2 that had previously been established from marine faunal evidence. We confirm, through examination of their illustrations, the presence of recycled Late Devonian palynomorphs, including Retispora lepidophyta. A late Tournaisian through late Viséan or early Serpukhovian age for the sampled Shishtu 2 section is suggested here.
Keyword Palynostratigraphy
Mississippian
Shishtu Formation
Central Iran Basin
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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