The Bajocian–Bathonian plant fossil from the Hojedk formation, Lenjan section, Kerman, Iran

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The Jurassic successions represent a wide distribution in North of the Kerman province. These successions include Ab-Haji, Badamu, and Hojedk formations. The Hojedk Formation contains the plant fossils. The Lenjan section is one of the suitable areas for paleontological studies on the Hojedk Formation. The study section is mostly composed of green sandstone and shale with several interbedded coal veins with different thicknesses. The thickness of the Hojedk Formation is about 200 m in the Lenjan section. In this study, seven genera and 13 species of macro plant fossils were identified and described, including Nilssonia undulata, Nilssonia bozorga, Nilssonia berriesi, Nilssonia sp., Klukia cf. exilis, Klukia exilis, Cladophlebis antarctica, Coniopteris lobata, Coniopteris murrayana, Elatocladus confertus, Podozamites sp., Equisetites sp., and Coniopteris sp. The Bajocian–Bathonian can be attributed to the Lenjan section based on the recognized flora.


Jurassic Bajocian Bathonian Plant fossils Kerman, Iran 


Funding information

We gratefully acknowledge the research funding provided for this project (No. 95/1942) by Institute of Science, High Technology and Environmental Sciences, Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Kerman, Iran.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ecology, Institute of Science, High Technology and Environmental ScienceGraduate University of Advanced TechnologyKermanIran

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