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The Permian basin of Guardia Pisano (SW Sardinia, Italy): palynostratigraphy, paleophytogeography, correlations and radiometric age

Pittau, P; Barca, S; Cocherie, Alain; Del Rio, M; Fanning, Christopher; Rossi, Philippe


The Permian section outcropping at Guardia Pisano (Sulcis area, SW Sardinia), comprises two successions, separated by an unconformity. The lower succession is composed of grey-black sandy shales, rich in plant remains and in sporomorphs, deposited in a fluvial-lacustrine to palustrine environment; followed by layers of rhyolithic lavas and volcanoclastites with silicified plant trunks. Most of the analysed samples yielded a profusion of pollen and spores in a very good state of preservation....[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
DOI: 10.1016/S0016-6995(02)00069-4


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