Paddy Island tracksite (Triassic of Canada)

Where: Nova Scotia, Canada (45.2° N, 64.6° W: paleocoordinates 10.5° N, 6.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Wolfville Formation (Chatham Group), Carnian (237.0 - 228.0 Ma)

• Approx. 8.7 m below the contact with the overlying Blomidon Formation; late Carnian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; brown sandstone and red siltstone

• "single bed of brown sandstone overlying a thin red siltstone"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by P. Olsen & D. Baird in 1973, 1976

Collection methods: bulk, surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: P. E. Olsen and D. Baird. 1986. The ichnogenus Atreipus and its significance for Triassic biostratigraphy. In: K. Padian (ed.), The Beginning of the Age of Dinosaurs: Faunal Changes Across the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 61-87 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 55416: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 20.10.2005, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Procolophonia - Procolophonidae
Hypsognathus sp. Gilmore 1928 parareptile
  - Rhynchosauroidae
Rhynchosauroides sp. Maidwell 1911 reptile
PU 21712, 217236
 Saurischia - Eubrontidae
"Anchisauripus cf. milfordensis" = Anchisauripus milfordensis, "Atreipus acadianus n. sp." = Anchisauripus milfordensis
"Anchisauripus cf. milfordensis" = Anchisauripus milfordensis Bock 1952 theropod
PU 21713A, 21808
"Atreipus acadianus n. sp." = Anchisauripus milfordensis Bock 1952 theropod
PU 21713B
 Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae
"Brachychirotherium parvum" = Chirotherium parvum
"Brachychirotherium parvum" = Chirotherium parvum Hitchcock 1889 archosaur
trackways