Who Nose? (Paleocene of Canada)

Also known as Nose Creek

Where: Alberta, Canada (51.0° N, 114.1° W: paleocoordinates 58.1° N, 89.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Paskapoo Formation, To2 (63.8 - 60.9 Ma)

• (?middle Torrejonian, To2), Protoselene opisthacus/Mixodectes pungens Interval Zone of

•Lofgren et al. (2004).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, chemical, sieve

• "hand quarrying... underwater screening... Resistant matrix was immersed in 10 percent industrial detergent and re-screened"

•specimen count approximate

•material in UALVP

Primary reference: C. S. Scott. 1997. A new Paleocene mammal site from Calgary, Alberta. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17(3):74A [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 14894: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 21.09.1998, edited by Matthew Carrano and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• "fish, amphibians, lizards, and crocodylians" also present
Mammalia
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Mammalia indet.2 Linnaeus 1758 mammal
 Cimolesta - Cyriacotheriidae
Presbytherium taurus n. sp.3 Scott 2010 pantodont
 Cimolesta - Cimolestidae
Paleotomus junior2 Scott et al. 2002 eutherian
Procerberus cf. sp.2 Sloan and Van Valen 1965 eutherian
Gelastops sp.2 Simpson 1935 eutherian
 Cimolesta - Apatemyidae
Jepsenella cf. praepropera2 Simpson 1940 eutherian
 Condylarthra - Hyopsodontidae
cf. Promioclaenus acolytus2 Cope 1882 condylarth
 Primates - Paromomyidae
Edworthia greggi n. sp.6 Scott et al. 2023 primate
Ignacius fremontensis Gazin 1971 primate
 Primates - Plesiadapidae
Pronothodectes matthewi7 Gidley 1923 primate
 Primates - Picrodontidae
Picrodus calgariensis n. sp.4 Scott and Fox 2005 primate
said to be new and similar to Draconodus
 Primates - Palaechthonidae
Palenochtha cf. minor2 Gidley 1923 primate
Plesiolestes problematicus2 Jepsen 1930 primate
 Dermoptera -
Elpidophorus minor7 Simpson 1937 colugo
 Tribosphenida - Pantolestoidae
Propalaeosinopa albertensis Simpson 1927 placental
Bessoecetor "sp. 1"2 Simpson 1936 placental
Bessoecetor "sp. 2"2 Simpson 1936 placental
Bessoecetor septentrionalis5 Russell 1929 placental
 Soricomorpha - Nyctitheriidae
Nyctitheriinae indet.2 Simpson 1928 placental
Leptacodon tener2 Matthew and Granger 1921 placental
"Leptacodon" munusculum2 Simpson 1935 placental
 Acreodi - Oxyclaenidae
Prothryptacodon albertensis2 Fox 1968 placental
 Procreodi - Arctocyonidae
Colpoclaenus cf. procyonoides2 Matthew 1937 condylarth
"Chriacus" sp.2 Cope 1883 condylarth
 Ferae - Viverravidae
Simpsonictis cf. jaynanneae2 Rigby 1980 placental
Protictis sp.2 Matthew placental
 Macroscelidea - Apheliscidae
Litomylus sp.2 Simpson 1935 elephant shrew
 Leptictida - Leptictidae
Prodiacodon cf. furor2 Novacek 1977 eutherian
 Proteutheria - Palaeoryctidae
Palaeoryctidae indet.2 Winge 1917 eutherian
 Multituberculata - Microcosmodontidae
Acheronodon sp.2 Archibald 1982 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae
Neoplagiaulacidae indet.2 Ameghino 1890 multituberculate
Xyronomys sp.2 Rigby 1980 multituberculate
Parectypodus sp.2 Jepsen 1930 multituberculate
Parectypodus corystes n. sp.2 Scott 2003 multituberculate
Parectypodus cf. sylviae2 Rigby 1980 multituberculate
Mimetodon silberlingi2 Simpson 1935 multituberculate
Ectypodus cf. szalayi2 Sloan 1981 multituberculate
Mesodma pygmaea2 Sloan 1987 multituberculate
Neoplagiaulax nelsoni2 Sloan 1987 multituberculate
Neoplagiaulax hunteri2 Simpson 1936 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Ptilodontidae
Baiotomeus rhothonion n. sp.2 Scott 2003 multituberculate
Ptilodus gnomus2 Scott et al. 2002 multituberculate
Ptilodus montanus2 Douglass 1908 multituberculate
"C"
 Multituberculata - Cimolodontidae
Anconodon cochranensis2 Russell 1929 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Eucosmodontidae
cf. Stygimys sp.2 Sloan and Van Valen 1965 multituberculate
Amphibia
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpetontidae indet.1 Fox and Naylor 1982 tetrapod