Scollard Localities 1, 2, & 18 (Cretaceous of Canada)

Also known as Scollard Localities 1, 2, &18, Collection on the high banks of the Red Deer River, about 5 miles west of Scollard hamlet (Edmonton)

Where: Alberta, Canada (51.9° N, 112.8° W: paleocoordinates 59.8° N, 83.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Scollard Formation (Edmonton Group), Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• The span of the time of the deposition of the Upper Edmonton Member is dated circa 67 to 63 million years.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

• The local top of the Upper Edmonton is marked by the Ardley Coal Seam, there are thin beds of coal within the central part and the remainder is light colored sandstone and siltstone, with local lenses of more argillaceous and ferruginous strata. Shales, clays, and coal samples were collected which yielded a rich microfloral assemblage.

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: original sporopollenin

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: S. K. Srivastava. 1966. Upper Cretaceous microflora (Maestrichtian) from Scollard, Alberta, Canada. Pollen et Spores 8(3):497-552 [R. Lupia/T. Naeher/T. Naeher]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32522: authorized by Rick Lupia, entered by Tiffany Naeher on 08.07.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• The following were also found at these localities: Triletes spore A (microspore), Triletes spore B (microspore), Monolete? spore, Tetrad of spores, and monoporate pollen of cf. family Restionaceae.
Ghoshispora scollardiana n. gen. n. sp.
Pityosporites sp.
bisaccate pollen
Carpinipites ancipites n. gen.
comb. nov.; triporate or tetraporate pollen
Myricipites dubius
triporate pollen
Salixipollenites trochuensis n. sp.
tricolpate pollen
Quercoidites sternbergi n. sp.
tricolpate pollen
Juglanspollenites sp.
seven-porate pollenites
Scollardia nortoni n. sp.
short demicolpate
Scollardia steevesi n. sp.
isopolar; tricolpate
Scollardia trapaformis n. gen. n. sp.
isopolar: tri-demicolpate
Accuratipollis evanidus
isopolar, polar protrusions
cf. Orbiculapollis sp.
isopolar; triporate pollen
Wodehouseia stanleyi n. sp.
Schizosporis sp. Cookson and Dettmann 1959
Schizosporis rugulatus
Schizosporis cf. rugulatus Cookson and Dettmann 1959
Tricolpites microreticulatus
"Tricolpites microreticulatus" = Retitricolpites microreticulatus
"Tricolpites microreticulatus" = Retitricolpites microreticulatus Van der Hammen 1954
tricolpate pollen
Fraxinoipollenites staplini n. sp.
tricolpate pollen
Translucentipollis plicatilis
Translucentipollis plicatilis Chlonova 1961
 Pinales - Podocarpaceae
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
Laricoidites gigantus
inaperaturate pollen
Tetracolpites reticulatus n. sp.
tetracolpate pollen
Monosulcites sp. Cookson and Couper 1953
monosulcate pollen
 Liliales - Liliidae
Liliacidites sp. Couper 1953
bilateral, monosulcate pollen
Liliacidites intermedius Couper 1953
bilateral; monosulcate pollen
Liliacidites variegatus Couper 1953
bilateral; monosulcate pollen
Cycadopites sp. Wodehouse 1933
Cycadopites follicularis Wilson and Webster 1946
Polycingulatisporites cf. densatus Playford and Dettmann 1965
Pilosisporites sp. Delcourt and Sprumont 1955
Todisporites minor Couper 1953
Lygodioisporites verrucosus n. sp. Deak 1962
Laevigatosporites sp. Ibrahim 1933
Laevigatosporites ovatus Wilson and Webster 1946
Laevigatosporites discordatus Thomson and Pflug 1953
Cyathidites minor Couper 1953
Cyathidites punctatus Delcourt et al. 1963
Cyathidites concavus Dettmann 1963
 Salviniales - Azollaceae
Azolla cretacea
microspore found along with the massula, massula wall, and glochidium of A. cretacea
 Schizaeales - Schizaeaceae
 Gleicheniales - Gleicheniaceae
 Polypodiales -
  - Selaginellaceae
Ceratosporites cf. equalis Cookson and Dettmann 1958
  - Lycopodiaceae
Acanthotriletes varispinosus Pocock 1962
closely resembles the spores of certain recent species of Selaginella
Cingutriletes clavus Dettmann 1963
Stereisporites antiquasporites Dettmann 1963
conspecific with Sphagnum punctaesporites
Ericipites longisulcatus
tetrahedral tetrads
 Theales - Dilleniidae
Ilexpollenites obscuricostata
comb. nov.; tricolpate pollen
Rhoipites bradleyi Wodehouse 1933
tricolpate pollen
Momipites coryloides
triporate pollen
 Myrtales -
Myrtaceidites sp. Cookson and Pike 1960
tricolpate pollen
 Sapindales - Sapindaceae
Cupanieidites sp. Cookson and Pike 1954
tricolporate pollen
 Proteales -
Proteacidites thalmanni
var. major, var. nov.; triporate pollen
Tricolpites reticulatus Couper 1953
tricolpate pollen
Polycolpites pococki n. sp.
polycolpate (5-6 colpi)
Polycolpites sp. Couper 1953
cf. Liriodendron psilopites
monosulcate pollen
 Gymnospermophyta -
Cedripites sp. Woodhouse 1933
bisaccate pollen
Alisporites grandis Dettmann 1963
Symplocoipollenites vestibulum
tricolporate pollen
Alnipollenites quadrapollenites
comb. nov.; tetraporate pollen
 Cupressales - Pinidae
Inaperturopollenites dubius Thomson and Pflug 1953