Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous palynomorph assemblages are described from the Cape Flora Section and compared with assemblages recorded from Svalbard, East Greenland and Arctic Canada. The quantitative distribution of palynomorphs and palynodebris has also been estimated. Preservation is good, and from the six samples investigated, 41 species of dinoflagellate cysts, acritarchs, pollen and spores have been recorded. The stratigraphic range and occurrence of selected taxa support the earlier reported presence of Lower Cretaceous (probably Ryazanian - Barremian) and Middle Jurassic (Callovian) strata on Franz Josef Land.
Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous palynomorph assemblages from Cape Flora, Franz Josef Land, Arctic, USSR