Abstract

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.

Department(s)

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

Geographic Coverage

Eastern Gulf Coast

Time Period

Oligocene

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

8831351

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1995 SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology, All rights reserved.

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