Drumheller (Cretaceous of Canada)

Where: Alberta, Canada (51.8° N, 112.1° W: paleocoordinates 57.7° N, 72.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Horshoe Canyon Formation, Late/Upper Cretaceous (100.5 - 66.0 Ma)

• "Horshoe Canyon Formation between coal seams 7 and 8"

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; mudstone and gray sandstone

• " two differnet lithologies, an orange to red-brown dolomitic/siliceous ironstone layer and a light grey sandstone layer"

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: permineralized, original carbon

Collection methods: bulk, chemical, peel or thin section, sieve,

Primary reference: R. Serbet and R. A. Stockey. 1991. Taxodiaceous pollen cones from the Upper Cretaceous (Horshoe Canyon Formation) of Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 70:67-76 [B. Tiffney/J. Fosdick/J. Fosdick]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34814: authorized by Bruce Tiffney, entered by Julia Fosdick on 01.10.2003, edited by Nathan Jud

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Pinopsida
 Pinales - Cupressaceae
Drumhellera kurmanniae n. gen. n. sp.
Drumhellera kurmanniae n. gen. n. sp. Serbet and Stockey 1991
Equisetopsida
 Equisetales - Equisetaceae
Equisetum sp. Linnaeus
Ginkgoopsida
 Ginkgoales - Ginkgoaceae
Ginkgo sp. Linnaeus 1771 ginkgo
Cycadopsida
 Cycadales -
Nilsonia sp. Brongniart 1825 cycads