Sabalites geneseensis D.R.Greenw. et C.K.West

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN003198


Authors: D. R. Greenwood & C. K. West

Rank: species

Reference: Greenwood, D. R. & West, C. K. (2017): A fossil coryphoid palm from the Paleocene of western Canada. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 239: 55–65., link

Page of description: 59

Illustrations or figures: pls II, III


Holotype TMP 95.80.04 A, 95.80.04 B, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, Alberta, Canada
Figures: pl II, fig. 1

Original diagnosis/description

Costapalmate palm leaves with a narrow elongate costa, the lamina small; transverse veins forming a zig-zag pattern; segments attached
(connate) for N50% of segment length, plication induplicate. Petiole unarmed.


The specific epithet geneseensis is proposed, in reference to the locality where the fossil species was collected.


Paleogene, Paleocene, Danian
Early Paleocene, upper member of the Scollard Formation.


53° 21′ N, 114° 24′ W, Genesee fossil locality, south bank of the North Saskatchewan River, central Alberta.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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