Credence is given to forty-year-old leaf macrofossil age determinations for the Mull intrabasaltic floras by Aubry et al. (herein), and to the Maastrichtian age assignations by Srivastava (herein). We have no difficulty in dismissing both these age assignations. Recent isotopic dates by Chambers and Pringle (2001) preclude these ages; none are older than the 65 Ma Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary or younger than the early Eocene. Furthermore, the dating of the palynoflora of the Staffa Group of Mull by Srivastava as Maastrichtian is based on misconceptions of the local sedimentary facies and occurrence range of a single genus of pollen grain, Aquilapollenites...

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