Abstract One hundred and sixty-four dinoflagellate, thirteen acritarch, and one hundred and thirty-seven spore-pollen species occurred in two hundred and sixty samples from twenty-two sections in Australia. Seventy-nine dinoflagellate and four acritarch species require taxonomic comment; the other taxa are listed. One new dinoflagellate genus, Yalkalpodinium, is proposed. Thirteen new dinoflagellate species are proposed. The Aptian to Cenomanian marine section can be divided into nine units based on microplankton occurrences. The Neocomian to Cenomanian section can be divided into seven units on spore-pollen occurrences. The dinoflagellates and associated megafauna, foraminifera, and calcareous nannofossils provide age control. The combined palynostratigraphy facilitates better correlation across Australia.
Reference Morgan R. 1980. Palynostratigraphy of the Australian Early and Middle Cretaceous. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Memoir Palaeontology 18, 146 pp.
Comments Memoir Palaeontology 18: Palynostratigraphy of the Australian Early and Middle Cretaceous.