Taxonomic Survey of Lower Permian Algae from the Southern Tatum Basin, Southeastern New Mexico, U.S.A.
The Tatum Basin (Fig. 1) is located in southeastern New Mexico on the Northwest Shelf of the Permian Basin, a major hydrocarbon-producing region of North America. It is a local subsurface basin that appeared in Early Pennsylvanian time, with maximum development during the Middle Pennsylvanian. As a result of depositional infilling, the area ceased to be a basin sensu stricto by Early Permian (Wolfcamp) time and became a shallow, open carbonate shelf.
KeywordsPermian Porosity Hydrocarbon Shale Lithology
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