Joffre Bridge Roadcut Lower Level (Paleocene of Canada)

Where: Alberta, Canada (52.2° N, 113.6° W: paleocoordinates 58.6° N, 90.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Paskapoo Formation, Tiffanian (61.7 - 56.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: R. C. Fox. 1988. Late Cretaceous and Paleocene mammal localities of southern Alberta. Occasional Paper of the Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology 6:1-38 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/P. Mannion]more details

PaleoDB collection 14959: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993

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Taxonomic list

• same as Fox 1990a
Mammalia
 Pantodonta -
 Primates - Paromomyidae
Ignacius frugivorus Matthew and Granger 1921 primate
 Primates - Picrodontidae
Picrodus sp.2 Douglass 1908 primate
 Primates - Carpolestidae
Carpodaptes hazelae Simpson 1936 primate
 Primates - Microsyopidae
Microsyopidae indet. Osborn and Wortman 1892 primate
 Dermoptera -
Elpidophorus elegans Simpson 1927 colugo
 Placentalia -
"Lipotyphla indet." = Eulipotyphla
"Lipotyphla indet." = Eulipotyphla placental
 Tribosphenida - Pantolestoidae
Propalaeosinopa albertensis Simpson 1927 placental
Bessoecetor septentrionalis3 Russell 1929 placental
 Tribosphenida - Erinaceidae
Erinaceidae indet. Fischer von Waldheim 1817 hedgehog
said to be new
Litolestes ignotus Jepsen 1930 hedgehog
 Soricomorpha - Geolabididae
cf. Stilpnodon sp. Simpson 1935 placental
 Procreodi - Arctocyonidae
Arctocyonidae indet. Murray 1866 condylarth
 Tribosphenida - Phenacodontidae
Ectocion collinus1 Russell 1929 condylarth
 Macroscelidea -
Litocherus cf. notissimus Simpson 1936 elephant shrew
Litocherus cf. zygeus Gingerich 1983 elephant shrew
 Proteutheria - Palaeoryctidae
Palaeoryctidae indet. Winge 1917 eutherian
Pararyctes pattersoni Van Valen 1966 eutherian
 Tribosphenida - Peradectidae
Peradectes elegans Matthew and Granger 1921 marsupial
 Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae
Mimetodon silberlingi Simpson 1935 multituberculate
Mesodma pygmaea Sloan 1987 multituberculate
Neoplagiaulax sp. Lemoine 1882 multituberculate
said to be new
Neoplagiaulax cf. hunteri Simpson 1936 multituberculate
Neoplagiaulax cf. hazeni Jepsen 1940 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Ptilodontidae
Prochetodon sp. Jepsen 1940 multituberculate
said to be new
Ptilodus sp. Cope 1881 multituberculate
said to be new