Abstract

The Vendom Fiord Formation near the head of Cañon Fiord, central Ellesmere Island, hitherto thought to be unfossiliferous, contains mid to late Emsian trilete spores. Strata below the Vendom Fiord Formation, separated from it by an unconformity, contain a less diverse assemblage of spores that suggests a mid to late Gedinnian age. The spores are the only fossils known from these beds, and the first palynomorphs to be reported from the Early Devonian rocks of Ellesmere Island.

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