Recent Marsh-Type Agglutinated Foraminifera from Inland Salt Springs, Manitoba, Canada

  • R. Timothy Patterson
  • David B. Scott
  • W. Brian McKillop
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Four foraminiferal species and nine species of arcellaceans (thecamoebians) are documented from fresh and salt-water marshes, salt flats, and salt springs in the vicinity of Lake Winnipegosis, Manitoba. As this region was never in contact with the ocean, the close similarity of the foraminiferal fauna to marsh assemblages inhabiting coastal James and Hudson Bays suggests colonization via avian transport. The replacement of a Cribroelphidium gunteri dominated fauna in the area by a Jadammina macrescens dominated fauna during the last 5000 years may have been the result of climatic deterioration and/ or a change in the migratory pattern of birds. Large numbers of Glomospira sp., found at only a single locality, are not readily referable to any known species. These specimens are either ecophenotypic variants of a coastal Glomospira species or they may represent a new species.


Salt Marsh Freshwater Marsh Foraminiferal Species Salt Flat Foraminiferal Fauna 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Timothy Patterson
    • 1
  • David B. Scott
    • 2
  • W. Brian McKillop
    • 3
  1. 1.Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Center and Department of Earth SciencesCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Center For Marine GeologyDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  3. 3.Manitoba Museum of Man and NatureWinnipegCanada

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