Stratigraphic distribution of marine palynomorph species recorded for the Miocene and lowermost Pliocene of ODP Hole 105-646B (Table 1)


A total of 58 productive samples have been palynologically analyzed from the upper Miocene and lowermost Pliocene of Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Hole 646B in the central Labrador Sea. Pollen and spores are a major component of the assemblages and indicate a temperate-source vegetation, although they mainly comprise forms that are longranging in high latitudes. Reworking may account for some of these forms. A diverse marine palyno flora (70 taxa) was recovered, and five provisional dinocyst assemblage zones are erected. Palynomorph assemblages are thought to be largely allochthonous and may reflect changing bottom-water paleocurrents. The dinocyst flora consists of both oceanic and neritic species and indicates temperate surface-water conditions. Similarities exist with other dinocyst assemblages recorded from the northern North Atlantic and Norwegian Sea, although there are some important differences, including a diverse protoperidiniacean component at this site.

Species abundance: A = abundant, C = common, R = rare, - = not presented, cf. = confer.

Supplement to: Head, Martin J; Norris, Geoffrey; Mudie, Peta J (1989): Palynology and dinocyst stratigraphy of the upper Miocene and lowermost Pliocene, ODP Leg 105, Site 646, Labrador Sea. In: Srivastava, SP; Arthur, M; Clement, B; et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 105, 423-451

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Creator Head, Martin J; Norris, Geoffrey; Mudie, Peta J
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 1989
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 2400 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-48.369 LON, 58.209 LAT); Labrador Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 1985-10-04T08:45:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1985-10-13T21:01:00Z