Caracterización estratigráfica, paleoambiental y biocronológica de la Formación La Deheza (Carbonífero Superior-Pérmico Inferior), San Juan, Argentina

  • Gustavo Alejandro Correa
  • Pedro Raúl Gutiérrez
Keywords: Paleoflora, La Deheza Formation, upper Paleozoic, San Juan, Argentina


Stratigraphic, paleoenvironmental and biochronological analysis were performed in the La Deheza Formation (Upper CarboniferousLower Permian), San Juan, Argentina. These new upper Paleozoic outcrops in the Paganzo basin are 690 m thick and consist of ten facies associations. In this formation are represented postglacial Upper Carboniferous (Serpukhovian-early Bashkirian) (facies I, II and III), Stephanian transgression (facies IV), continental sediment with coal deposits (facies V), the trangressive event Asselian-Sakmarian (early Cisuralian?) (facies VI), and the last continental deposits (facies VII), followed by the most modern trangressive event in Paganzo basin (latest Cisuralian-early Guadalupian?) (facies VIII, IX and X). It also discussed its validity as a stratigraphic unit, neostratotype and is defined in a time frame in an environment of nearby depocenters to the Paganzo basin. The last meters of the facies VI show abundant remains of Ferugliocladus patagonicus Archangelsky y Cúneo, Eucerospermum nitens Feruglio emend. A. Archangelsky, Paracalamites sp. and Cordaites sp., which together make up a significant megafloristic association assigned to the "Ferugliocladus Superzone". In addition, pollen records found throughout the entire unit allows to constrain it between the Serpukhovian to latest Cisuralian-early Guadalupian?