Two taxodiaceous conifer pollen species form the dominant components among sporomorphs of the Lower Oligocene Vicksburg Group in the eastern Gulf Coast. The two species, Sequoiapollenites lapillipites and Sequoiapollenites sp. 1, are very prominent in the Mint Spring Marl and Marianna Limestone at two localities in SE Mississippi and SW Alabama. These two lithostratigraphic units constitute the transgressive systems tract of the Tejas A Gulf Coast (TAGC)-4.4 sequence. Thus, the concentration of these two Sequoia type pollen species may be used as a marker for these transgressive deposits in the eastern Gulf Coast.
F. Oboh-Ikuenobe and L. M. Reeves Morris, "Correlation Between Sequoia Type Pollen and Lower Oligocene Transgressive Deposits in the Eastern Gulf Coast," Palaios, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 371-382, SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology, Aug 1995.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3515162
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
conifer; Oligocene; pollen; sea level variation; Sequoia; USA, Alabama, Gulf Coast; USA, Mississippi, Gulf Coast; Coniferophyta; Mentha; Sequoia
Eastern Gulf Coast
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