Geology, v. 36, p. 987–990 (December 2008)

The following is a clarification/correction to the Results section of the palynological analysis pertaining to pollen grouped as “cf. Meliaceoidites-Rhoipites.”

Using both scanning electron and light microscopy, close inspection of pollen from this group now indicates that most of these specimens are rather described as Nitrariadites and/or Nitraripollis. Because of the striking resemblance of these two pollen groups, they are often confused for one another (Xi and Sun, 1987; Xi and Zhang, 1991; Zhang and Zhan, 1991; Jansonius et al., 1998). However, these groups have very different...

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