Joseph Creek (Eocene of Canada)

Where: British Columbia, Canada (51.4° N, 120.2° W: paleocoordinates 56.0° N, 102.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Chu Chua Formation (Kamloops Group), Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; shale

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Uglow & Johnson in 1921 & 1922; reposited in the GSC

Primary reference: E. W. Berry. 1926. Tertiary floras from British Columbia. Geological series; Contributions to Canadian Paleontology 91-116 [K. Volkman/K. Volkman]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 227791: authorized by Karl Volkman, entered by Karl Volkman on 31.10.2022

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Taxonomic list

 Coniferales - Cupressaceae
Glyptostrobus europaeus Brongniart 1833 Chinese swamp cypress
Taxodium dubium Sternberg 1824 cypress
Sequoia langsdorfi coast redwood
 Ginkgoales - Ginkgoaceae
Ginkgo adiantoides Unger 1845 ginkgo
 Ericales - Ebenaceae
 Magnoliales - Magnoliaceae
Liriodendron ? sp. Linnaeus 1753 magnolia
 Laurales - Lauraceae
 Dipsacales - Caprifoliaceae
Viburnum antiquum Newberry 1868 honeysuckle
 Poales - Poaceae
Phragmites alaskana Heer 1869 common reed
 Sapindales - Sapindaceae
"Acer macropterum" = Acer grahamensis
"Acer macropterum" = Acer grahamensis Knowlton and Cockerell 1919 maple
 Malpighiales - Salicaceae
 Rosales - Ulmaceae
Ulmus columbianus n. sp. Berry 1926 elm
 Rosales - Papilionaceae
 Rosales - Pomaceae
 Fagales - Myricaceae
Comptonia predryandroides n. sp. Berry 1926
Myrica uglowi n. sp. Berry 1926 bayberry
 Fagales - Fagaceae
Quercus uglowi n. sp. oak
 Fagales - Betulaceae
Carpinus ? grandis Unger 1845 hornbeam
Corylus macquarrii Forbes 1851 hazel
Alnus crispoides n. sp. alder
"Betula parvifolia n. sp." = Alnus parvifolia Berry 1926 alder
Alnus ? kefersteinii Göppert 1837 alder
 Fagales - Juglandaceae
 Fagales - Casuarinaceae
"Quercus groenlandica" = Quercophyllum groenlandicus
"Quercus groenlandica" = Quercophyllum groenlandicus Heer 1868
 Pinales - Pinaceae
Pinus trunculus Dawson 1888 pine
Pinus steenstrupiana Heer 1908 pine
 Equisetales - Equisetidae