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Journal of Earth System Science

, Volume 121, Issue 4, pp 1071–1092 | Cite as

Palynostratigraphy and age correlation of subsurface strata within the sub-basins in Singrauli Gondwana Basin, India

  • VIJAYA
  • ARCHANA TRIPATHI
  • A ROY
  • SAIBAL MITRA
Article

In the study area, changes in the facies of sediments and spores-pollen content appear to be all causally linked with the depositional set-up. Here, the qualitative and quantitative changes observed in the spores-pollen assemblages have led to recognize 10 Assemblage-zones representing from that earliest Permian in the Talchir Formation to that latest Late Triassic in the Parsora Formation. These spores-pollen assemblages are obtained from the wider parts in the Singrauli Gondwana Basin that includes (i) Moher sub-basin (boreholes SSM-1 and 2), and (ii) Singrauli main sub-basin (boreholes SMJS-2, 3 and SMBS-1). The progressively changing spores-pollen content infer the hiatuses of varied magnitude in the sedimentary sequences during the extended time interval of Permian and Triassic.

Keywords

Spores-pollen Permian Triassic Singrauli Gondwana Basin India 

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Acknowledgements

Authors (Vijaya and Tripathi A) extend their sincere thanks to Dr S Dasgupta, Associate Editor, and to the reviewer for their constructive suggestions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Birbal Sahni Institute of PalaeobotanyLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Coal WingGeological Survey of IndiaKolkataIndia

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