USNM 37616 Colutea primordialis Heer  

Notes

Hollick (1930)

Pl. 74 Fig. 4

 

 

Locality

From Hollick (1930) (p. 97)

"Pavlof Bay, east side, about 50 miles west of Portage Bay, Alaska Peninsula (original No. 44); collected by W. W. Atwood and H. M. Eakin in 1908 (lot 5189).

 

Locality Map

 

Description

From Hollick (1930) (p. 97)

"Colutea primordialis Heer, Die fossile Flora Gronlands, erster Theil: Flora fossilis arctica, vol. 6, pt. 2, p. 99, pI. 27, figs. 7-11; pl. 43, figs. 7, 8, 1882." (Heer 1882)

"This leaf or leaflet is clearly identical with Heer's species from the Atane beds of Greenland and with the leaf described and figured by Hollick (1894) (p. 56, pl. 174, fig. 2) from the Magothy formation of Long Island, N. Y; but it is doubtful if certain other leaves referred to the species from other localities in the United States (Lesquereux 1892 (p. 148, pl. 13, figs. 8,9); Newberry 1985 [1896] (p.97, pl. 19, figs. 4, 5); Berry 1916 (p. 845, pl. 75, fig. 3)) are properly referable to the species as defined and figured by Heer."

 

Remarks

From Hollick (1930) (p. 97)

"Another question, which it may be pertinent to suggest in this connection, is whether or not Heer's Colutea primordialis may merely represent one of the small forms of Liriodendron meeki Heer (1882) (p. 87, pl. 18, fig. 4c; pl. 22, figs. 1a, 1b, 2 - 13; pl. 23, figs 3 - 8; pl. 25, fig. 5a; pl. 45, figs. 13a, 13b) from the same beds, especially the leaves represented by his Figures 4 and 6 on Plate 22.