Altholville, New Brunswick, Locality Q (Devonian of Canada)

Also known as Beauvista Drive

Where: New Brunswick, Canada (48.0° N, 66.7° W: paleocoordinates 35.4° S, 18.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: La Garde Formation (Dalhousie Group), Early/Lower Devonian (419.2 - 393.3 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fine channel fill; lithified, tuffaceous, gray siliciclastic sediments and poorly lithified, gray, sandy claystone

• major portion of road cut a whitish grey tuff, but about midway through the tuff is a thin, recessive sedimentary sequence. the grey to rust-colored fossiliferous beds are about 2 to 8cm thick and are interbedded with about 1 m of lighter colored tuff at the base of the sedimentary sequence. fossils obtained from greyish to rust-colored secondarily silicified tuff.

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression

Collection methods: quarrying, chemical, mechanical, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: J. B. Doran. 1980. A new species of Psilophyton from the Lower Devonian of northern New Brunswick, Canada. Canadian Journal of Botany 58(21):2241-2262 [P. Gensel/P. Gensel/P. Gensel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 26536: authorized by Pat Gensel, entered by Pat Gensel on 16.10.2002, edited by Caroline Bernard

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