Title

New Species of Dinoflagellate Cysts from the Paleocene of the Anambra Basin, Southeast Nigeria

Abstract

Six new species of dinoflagellate cysts and one new combination from the Paleocene to ? lower most Eocene succession in the Alo-1 well, southeast Nigeria, are proposed herein. The new species are Achomosphaera quadrata, Diphyes bifidum, Ifecysta fusiforma, Ifecysta heterospinosa, Palaeocystodinium rafii, and Wilsonidium stellatum. Furthermore, Fibrocysta lappacea (Drugg 1970) Stover & Evitt 1978 is transferred to Ifecysta, and the diagnosis of Ifecysta is emended.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Dinoflagellate; Cysts; Nigeria; Paleogene; Taxonomy; Eocene; New Species; Paleocene; Africa; Anambra Basin; Nigeria; Sub-Saharan Africa; West Africa; Dinophyceae; Diphyes; Dinoflagellate cysts; Nigeria

Geographic Coverage

Nigeria

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1916122

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists (AASP), All rights reserved.

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