Introductory Note.

The plants referred to in this paper are in part specimens submitted to me some years ago by the late Alexander Murray, F. G. S., Director of the Geological Survey of Newfoundland; in part specimens presented to me some time subsequently by Mr. P. Paterson, of Quebec; but principally fossils from recent collections by James P. Howley, F. G. S., now Director of the Newfoundland survey. They are mostly of familiar forms, characteristic of the coal formation as it exists in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, and especially of the lower and middle portions of it. A few are new, and some others raise interesting general questions. None of them seem referable to the lower Carboniferous or Horton series or to the upper Coal formation or Permo-Carboniferous. The strata in which they occur are similar to those of the coal formation of Cape Breton, and according to Mr. . . .

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