Cuticules végétales dans le Crétacé inférieur du Sud du Liban

Georges BARALE & Dany AZAR

fr Comptes Rendus Palevol 3 (2) - Pages 119-124

Published on 31 March 2004

Lower Cretaceous plant cuticles from southern Lebanon

Plant cuticle compressions are described for the first time in a Lower Cretaceous level from the Khardalé region, southern Lebanon. The preliminary study of cuticles indicates a new assemblage with Ferns, Cycadales, Bennettitales and Coniferales. Angiosperms are not represented. It is the first discovery of such a diverse flora in this area. Stratigraphic, taphonomic and climatic remarks are given.


Plant cuticles, new assemblage, Early Cretaceous, Southern Lebanon

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