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Permian fusulinids in the Cache Creek Group in southern British Columbia have been reported from several localities in the region between Vernon and Clinton. However, the only faunas described are from Marble Canyon and northeast of Kamloops. These faunas range in age from late Wolfcampian to Guadalupian.
Over the past few years, systematic search of the limestone beds of this area has resulted in the discovery of several important fusulinid faunas. For example, the distinctive genus, Pseudoschwagerina, has never been described from this area, but it occurs at several localities between Vernon and Clinton.
A new fusulinid fauna from a series of limestone bodies northwest of Meadow Lake, about 25 mi northwest of Clinton contains many Lower Permian species and 2 species of Middle Pennsylvanian (Missourian) Triticites. Species referred to the Permian indicate a late Wolfcampian or early Leonardian age and include 2 species of Schubertella, several species of Triticites and Schwagerina, a Paraschwagerina, 3 species of Pseudoschwagerina, and 2 species of Quasifusulina. The species of Quasifusulina occur with Pseudoschwagerina and represent the second reported occurrence of this genus in North America. A similar fauna containing Quasifusulina has been described from the Fort St. James area of central British Columbia.
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