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TitleFlora of Pennsylvanian Pictou Group of New Brunswick
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorBell, W A
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 87, 1962, 71 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherGeological Survey of Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceNew Brunswick
Lat/Long WENS -68.0000 -66.0000 46.0000 45.0000
Subjectspaleontology; fossil distribution; westphalian; Alethopteris; Alloiopteris; Annularia; Aphlebia; Asolanus; Asterophyllites; Boweria; Calamites; Clifton Formation; Cordaitanthus; Cordaites; Crossotheca; Cyclopteris; Gymnostrobus; Lepidodendron; Lepidostrobophyllum; Lepidostrobus; Linopteris; Macrostachya; Mariopteris; Minto Formation; Mintopteris; Myriotheca; Neuropteris; Oligocarpia; Pecopteridium; Pecopteris; Pictou Group; Radiospermum; Samaropsis; Saportaea; Sigillaria; Sphenophyllum; Sphenopteris; Stigmaria; Trigonocarpus; Pennsylvanian
Illustrationsstratigraphic sections
Released1962 01 01; 2015 12 04
AbstractIn New Brunswick, the Pictou group, which underlies an area of about 9,500 square miles, is the only Carboniferous group that contains workable coal. Most of the plant remains described are from the Minto and Clifton formations, and from shales above a thin coal seam at Beersville. Those from the two formations are approximately the same age, and are equivalent to that of a lower part of the Linopteris obliqua zone of Sydney coalfield. Plants from Beersville and from a few other localities in the southeastern part of the province are younger and correspond in age to an uppermost part of the Linopteris obliqua zone, or less probably to a basal part of the Ptychocarpus unitus zone. Of fifty-eight specifically named species described, fifty-three are assigned to species previously described, and forty-two of these occur also in the Sydney coalfield; four of them, viz., Bellopteris corsini (Radforth and Walton), Pecopteridium sullivanti (Lesquereux), Saportaea dispar (Dawson), and Cordaitanthus rhabdocarpi (Dawson), are given new combinations. Four new species are described, viz., Sphenopteris barbalata, Sphenopteris hirticula, Pecopteris ( Asterotheca) acadica, and Gymnostrobus wilsoni, of which Pecopteris acadica occurs also in the Sydney coalfield.

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