McLeod farm well (Permian of Canada)

Where: Prince Edward Island, Canada (46.5° N, 63.5° W: paleocoordinates 2.7° N, 0.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Orby Head Formation, Artinskian (290.1 - 279.3 Ma)

• 21 feet 9 inches below surface

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red shale and sandstone

• fossil from a brick-red shale embedded in a sandstone matrix

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by D. McLeod in 1845

Collection methods: core, mechanical,

Primary reference: J. Leidy. 1853. [Fragment of a jaw of an extinct saurian animal]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 6:404 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 48897: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 04.04.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Synapsida - Sphenacodontidae
Bathygnathus borealis n. gen. n. sp.
Bathygnathus borealis n. gen. n. sp. Leidy 1853 synapsid