Stratigraphic Palynology of the Palaeozoic of Saudi Arabia
Ordovician Chitinozoans from Central Saudi Arabia
Published:January 01, 2000
Florentin Paris, Jacques Verniers, Sa’id Al-Hajri, 2000. "Ordovician Chitinozoans from Central Saudi Arabia", Stratigraphic Palynology of the Palaeozoic of Saudi Arabia, Sa’id Al-Hajri, Bernard Owens
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Biostratigraphic investigations have been carried out on Ordovician chitinozoans mostly from the Quwarah, Ra’an, Kahfah and Hanadir members of the Qasim Formation in central Saudi Arabia. Among the 96 core samples processed from seven wells, about half of them (from wells Berri-84, Shedgum-239, Ain Dar-196 and Ain Dar-277) provided workable specimens, whereas the other wells, namely Ain Dar-281, Haradh-51 and Abu Jifan-25 were barren. Some chitinozoan species of Baltic affinities (e.g. Laufeldochitina striata) or of Laurentian affinities (e.g. Lagenochitina cf. pirum) are present, but most of the recovered chitinozoan species are of northern Gondwana affinities. These chitinozoans...