Palynological study on a rock sequence at Bandar Tenggara, Johor

702001-100720-527-B
Author : Yap Siew Fong & Uyop Said
Publication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Page : 185-192
Volume Number : 45
DOI : https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm45200228

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 45, May 2002, pp. 185 - 192

 

Palynological study on a rock sequence at Bandar Tenggara, Johor

Yap Siew Fong and Uyop Said

Program Geologi, Pusat Pengajian Sains Sekitaran & Sumber Alam, Fakulti Sains & Teknologi, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor D.E., Malaysia

 

Abstract: The identified palynomorph assemblage from a rock sequence exposed at Bandar Tenggara, Johor is interpreted to be Tertiary in age. It resembles the Verrucatosporites usmensis zone which is characterised by the presence of Verrucatosporites usmensis, Spinizonocolpites baculatus, Alnipollenites and Psilatricolporites operculatus of Late Eocene age. By the presence of fresh water algae Pediastrum sp., together with Striatricolpites catatumbus, Stenochlaena sp., Laevigatosporites sp. and Deltoidosporas sp. which were derived from freshwater swamp plant community, it shows that, the sediments were deposited in a freshwater swamp environment.

 

Abstrak: Himpunan palinomorf yang dikenal pasti dari jujukan batuan tersingkap di Bandar Tenggara, Johor ditafsir berusia Tertiar. Himpunan ini mempunyai persamaan dengan zon Verrucatosporites usmensis yang dicirikan dengan kehadiran Verrucatosporites usmensis, Spinizonocolpites baculatus, Alnipollenites dan Psilatricolporites operculatus berusia Eosen Akhir. Kehadiran alga air tawar Pediastrum sp. bersama-sama dengan Striatricolpites catatumbus, Stenochlaena sp., Laevigatosporites sp. dan Deltoidospora sp. yang dihasilkan oleh tumbuhan di kawasan paya air tawar menunjukkan sedimen telah diendapkan di sekitaran paya air tawar.

https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm45200228