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1 July 2016 The Palynostratigraphy of the Lower Carboniferous (Middle Tournaisian—Upper Viséan) Shishtu Formation from the Howz-e-Dorah Section, Southeast Tabas, Central Iranian Basin
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Palynological analysis of the Shishtu 2 Member (Shishtu Formation) located in the Howz-e-Dorah area (southeast Tabas, central Iran Basin) suggests a middle Tournaisian—late Viséan age for this rock unit. The Shishtu 2 Member consists of shale, sandstone, dolostone and limestone. Three palynological assemblages are recognised and mainly correlated with the miospore biozones of Northern Gondwana. A microfloristic comparison with other sections in Western Gondwana (South America) is also proposed. We identify a sedimentary hiatus between the Shishtu 1 and Shishtu 2 members. Our findings suggest that the Mush Horizon is the lowermost part of the Shishtu 2 Member, contrary to the Iranian literature where it is considered to be the uppermost part of the Shishtu 1 Member.

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Mohammadreza Aria-Nasab, Amalia Spina, Simonetta Cirilli, and Jahanbakhsh Daneshian "The Palynostratigraphy of the Lower Carboniferous (Middle Tournaisian—Upper Viséan) Shishtu Formation from the Howz-e-Dorah Section, Southeast Tabas, Central Iranian Basin," Palynology 40(2), 247-263, (1 July 2016). https://doi.org/10.1080/01916122.2015.1038756
Published: 1 July 2016
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