Spore stratigraphy of Lower Devonian and Eifelian (?), alluvial and marginal marine deposits of the Radom-Lublin area (central Poland)

Elżbieta Turnau, Lech Miłaczewski, Gordon D. Wood


Stratygrafia sporowa aluwialnych i przybrzeżnomorskich utworów dolnego dewonu i eiflu (?) z obszaru Radomsko-Lubelskiego

The Czarnolas and Zwoleń Formations of the Terebin IG 5 borehole, and the Terrigenous suite of the Giełczew PIG 5 borehole were analyzed for their spores. Palynological slides from a previous study of the Czarnolas Formation from the Pionki 4 borehole were re-examined and re-interpreted based on new observations and recent spore zonation publications. Two new cryptospores (Cymbohilates pusillus n. sp., Cymbohilates baculatus n. sp.) and two new trilete spores (Retusotriletes niger n. sp., Retusotriletes tuberiferus n. sp.) are described and illustrated.
The Lower Devonian and probable Eifelian spore assemblages are assigned to Streelispora newportensis- Emphanisporites micrornatus (NM), Verrucosisporites polygonalis-Dibolisporites wetteldorfensis (PoW), Emphanisporites foveolatus-Verruciretusispora dubia (FD), and Acinosporites apiculatus-Calyptosporites proteus (AP) Oppel zones. These zones have been recognized in the Ardenne-Rhine regions. These data can also be compared to worldwide eustatic signatures. The spore data indicate that in the Radom-Lublin area marine sedimentation ended in either late early or early late Lochkovian, and the successive flooding commenced in late Emsian, probably the serotinus chron.

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