ICIPEG 2014 pp 331-335 | Cite as

Palynological Zonation of the Paleogene–Neogene Strata of the Kaikang Trough, Muglad Rift Basin, Republic of South Sudan

  • Omer Babiker AbdelrahimEmail author
  • Mohd Suhaili bin Ismail
  • Aaron W. Hunter
Conference paper


Five palynological zones are identified in this Cenozoic-through-Quaternary section based on quantitative specimen counts calculated as absolute abundance. These palynological zones are: K-VI (Paleocene), K-VII (Eocene–Early Oligocene), K-VIII (Late Oligocene-Early Miocene), K-IX (Late Miocene–Pliocene), and K-X (Quaternary).


Early Cretaceous Late Miocene Carbon Capture Rift Basin Absolute Abundance 
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Funding for this study was provided by Ministry of Petroleum Sudan, Central Petroleum Laboratories, and a Petronas Scholarship. We are grateful for access to the facilities of the Geoscience Department, Universiti Teknologi Petronas.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Omer Babiker Abdelrahim
    • 2
    Email author
  • Mohd Suhaili bin Ismail
    • 2
  • Aaron W. Hunter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied GeologyCurtain UniversityPerthAustralia
  2. 2.Department of GeosciencesUniversiti Teknologi PetronasTronohMalaysia

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