Algae (Dasycladales) from the Upper Triassic Nayband Formation (northeast Iran)

Document Type: Research Paper

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Geozentrum Nordbayern, Department of Palaeoenvironment, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Loewenichstr. 28, 91054 Erlangen, Germany

Abstract

Dasycladales are relatively abundant in the bedded limestones of the Bidestan and Howz-e Khan members of the Late Triassic Nayband Formation in central Iran. In a locality south of the town of Naybandan (northwest of Dig-e Rostam), several Rhaetian dasycladacean algae were found in thin sections. The following taxa are described: Diplopora phanerospora Pia, Naybandoporella rhaetica nov. gen. nov. sp., Naybandoporella cf. rhaetica.
The species Probolocuspis sarmeikensis Senowbari-Daryan is replaced and attributed to the genus Naybandoporella. The microfacies characteristics of the limestones as well as the associated organisms are mentioned.
Key words: Algae, Dasycladales, Naybandoporella, Upper Triassic, Nayband Formation, Iran

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