Linking upper Silurian terrestrial and marine successions : alynological study from Skåne, Sweden

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title = "Linking upper Silurian terrestrial and marine successions : alynological study from Sk{\aa}ne, Sweden",
abstract = "We have performed a palynostratigraphic study on miospore assemblages from near-shore marine Silurian sedimentary rocks of Sk{\aa}ne, southern Sweden. The material includes both drillcore (from Klintaborrningen 1 and Bj{\"a}rsj{\"o}lag{\aa}rdborrningen 2) and outcrop samples from various localities in Sk{\aa}ne. Well- preserved spore assemblages were identified. Long ranging species with a global distribution dominate the spore assemblages, including Ambitisporites sp., Dyadospora sp., Laevolancis sp., and Tetrahedraletes sp. and complemented with key taxa including Emphanisporites neglectus, Hispanaediscus lamontii, Hispanaediscus verrucatus, Scylaspora scripta, Synorisporites libycus and Synorisporites tripapillatus. Based on biostratigraphical schemes for early land plant spores, the studied sedimentary rocks of the cores Klintaborrningen 1 and Bj{\"a}rsj{\"o}lag{\aa}rdborrningen 2 are interpreted as late Silurian in age, spanning Ludlow to P{\v r}{\'i}dol{\'i}. The spore assemblages are compared and correlated to marine fossil schemes including those of conodonts, chitinozoans, graptolites and tentaculitids. Additionally, relative abundance data of specific spore taxa have been used for correlation between the drillcores and the outcrops.",
keywords = "early land-plants, Baltica, conodonts, chitinozoans, biostratigraphy",
author = "Kristina Mehlqvist and Kent Larsson and Vivi Vajda",
year = "2014",
doi = "10.1016/j.revpalbo.2013.12.001",
language = "English",
volume = "202",
pages = "1--14",
journal = "Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology",
issn = "0034-6667",
publisher = "Elsevier",