Palynozonation and correlation of the Permo-Triassic succession in the Negev, Israel.

Yoram Eshet, H. L. Cousiminer

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A Permo-Triassic succession about 1400 m thick was palynologically studied from the Makhtesh Qatan 2 well, northern Negev, southern Israel. Nine palynozones were defined an in interval that begins in the Lower Permian and terminates in the Carnian. The uppermost Triassic section is truncaated and the Liassic Mishhor Formation unconformably overlies the Mohilla Formation of Carnian age. Ninety-two species of sicty-two genera were defined. The Permian and Lower Triassic assemblages are similar to those reported from equivalent secions on Gondwanian localities while the Upper Triassic assemblages show greater similarity to those reported from Laurasia. Results of the study serve to extent the informal palynozonation proposed by Cousminer for the Triassic subsurface rocks of central and northern Israel to the section sampled in the Makhtesh Qatan 2 well, southern Israel.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-214
Number of pages22
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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  • Geology -- Israel -- Negev


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