An Upper Devonian Mioflora from new Albany Shale, Kentucky, U.S.A.


  • D.C. Bharadwaj Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India
  • R.S. Tiwari Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India
  • B.S. Venkatachala Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India



The palynological contents of New Albany Shale, Kentucky, U.S.A. have been analysed to reveal 17 species of trilete spores and 17 species of alete sphaeromorphs, hystrichospherids and Chitinozoa. Two new genera and 22 new species have been described.

Among the trilete spores, Cymbosporites (11 %) is associated with Fossulatisporites (10%), Auroraspora (3%) together with Ancyrospora and Hystricosporites (1% each). Among the acritarchs, Leiosphaeridia (40%), Tasmanites (10%) and Baltisphaeridium (6%) are the most prominent.

The trilete spores and the associated acritarchs suggest a Famennian age for the New Albany Shales.


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Bharadwaj, D., Tiwari, R., & Venkatachala, B. (1970). An Upper Devonian Mioflora from new Albany Shale, Kentucky, U.S.A. Journal of Palaeosciences, 19(1-3), 29–40.



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