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STRATI 2013 pp 581-585 | Cite as

Palynomorphs from the Pliensbachian–Toarcian Transition in the Benzerka Section (Traras Mountains, Northwestern Algeria): Preliminary Data

  • Louisa SamarEmail author
  • Abbas Marok
  • Choukri Soulimane
  • Fatiha Hadji
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

For the first time in Algeria, a palynological study of the deposits of the upper Pliensbachian–lower Toarcian in the Benzerka section (Traras Mountains, northwestern Algeria) has identified sporomorphs (spores and pollen grains) associated with acritarchs and algae. Some spores and pollen taxa provide new stratigraphic information for the lower limit of the Bayada Beds Formation.

Keywords

Palynology Pliensbachian Toarcian Traras Mountains Benzerka Algeria 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louisa Samar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abbas Marok
    • 2
  • Choukri Soulimane
    • 2
  • Fatiha Hadji
    • 2
  1. 1.Division Laboratoires, SonatrachAvenue du 1er novembreBoumerdèsAlgeria
  2. 2.Department of Earth and Univers SciencesUniversity of TlemcenTlemcenAlgeria

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