The Upper Coal Formation (Carboniferous of Canada)

Where: Nova Scotia, Canada (45.0° N, 64.0° W: paleocoordinates 12.6° S, 10.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Carboniferous (358.9 - 298.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology:

Collection methods: The plants of the Upper Coal Formation in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia are illustrated in Dawson's memoir of 1866 and in Acadian Geology.

Primary reference: J. W. Dawson. 1873. Report on the Fossil Plants of the Lower Carboniferous and Millstone Grit Formations of Canada. Geological Survey of Canada [R. Gastaldo/J. Allen/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 13146: authorized by Robert Gastaldo, entered by Jonathan Allen on 23.01.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Lepidophyllum lanceolatum
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"Lepidophyllum lanceolatum" = Lepidocarpopsis lanceolatus
"Lepidophyllum lanceolatum" = Lepidocarpopsis lanceolatus Lindley and Hutton 1831
 Radiatopses - Medullosaceae
unclassified
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Equisetopsida
 Sphenophyllales -
Peltaspermopsida
 Peltaspermales - Peltaspermaceae
Rhabdocarpos
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"Rhabdocarpus insignis" = Rhabdocarpos
"Rhabdocarpus insignis" = Rhabdocarpos
Neuropteris gigantea
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"Neuropteris gigantea" = Paripteris gigantea
"Neuropteris gigantea" = Paripteris gigantea Sternberg 1825
Dadoxylon
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Pinopsida
 Cordaitanthales -
Sphenopteridae
  - Sphenopteridae
 Lepidodendrales - Lepidodendraceae
Sigillariaceae
  - Sigillariaceae
Sigillaria scutellata Brongniart 1822
Walchia
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Neuropteridae
  - Neuropteridae
Polypodiopsida
 Equisetales - Equisetidae
Beinertia
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Palaeopteris
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Pteropsida
 Filicinae -
Lepidophyllum
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Antholithes
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Neuropteris heterophylla
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"Neuropteris heterophylla" = Imparipteris heterophylla
"Neuropteris heterophylla" = Imparipteris heterophylla Brongniart 1825