Elbow River (Paleocene to of Canada)

Where: Alberta, Canada (51.0° N, 114.1° W: paleocoordinates 57.8° N, 90.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Scollard Formation, Paleocene to Paleocene (66.0 - 58.7 Ma)

• "Although the exact locality and age of the specimen is unknown, bedrock along the Elbow River in this area was included in the upper Scollard Formation by Lerbekmo and Sweet (2000). Since the upper Scollard Formation is separated from the overlying Porcupine Hills Formation by an extensive mid-Paleocene hiatus in the Calgary area, the specimen would be no younger than the early part of the middle Paleocene."

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by William Reader in 1935

Primary reference: D. B. Brinkman. 2013. Non-trionychid turtles from the Paleocene of Alberta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 50:282-293 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 176517: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 15.02.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Panchelydridae
Protochelydra zangerli Erickson 1973 turtle
CMN 8794: a partial carapace