Police Point (Paleocene of Canada)

Also known as UAR-1

Where: Alberta, Canada (49.7° N, 110.1° W: paleocoordinates 55.6° N, 87.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: R. C. Fox. 1990. The succession of Paleocene mammals in western Canada. Geological Society of America Special Paper 243:51-70 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 14973: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993

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Taxonomic list

• supersedes Krishtalka 1973 - he refers to the locality as "Cypress Hills"; the name is repeatedly preoccupied
"Mimetodon silberlingi": not in Fox's list: may actually be present, as mistaken repetition of N. hunteri is in its place

"Peradectes cf. elegans": not in Fox's list; may actually be present, as Fox may have misread Krishtalka et al.'s reference of a P. cf. elegans specimen to P. protinnominatus
 Primates - Paromomyidae
Ignacius sp. Matthew and Granger 1921 primate
 Primates - Plesiadapidae
Plesiadapis cf. churchilli1 Gingerich 1975 primate
 Primates - Carpolestidae
Carpodaptes cf. hazelae2 Simpson 1936 primate
 Dermoptera -
Elpidophorus elegans Simpson 1927 colugo
 Tribosphenida - Pantolestoidae
Bessoecetor septentrionalis4 Russell 1929 placental
 Tribosphenida - Erinaceidae
Litolestes sp. Jepsen 1930 hedgehog
 Soricomorpha - Nyctitheriidae
cf. Nyctitherium sp. Marsh 1872 placental
Leptacodon tener Matthew and Granger 1921 placental
Leptacodon packi Jepsen 1930 placental
 Tribosphenida - Phenacodontidae
Ectocion sp. Cope 1882 condylarth
assigned by Krishtalka to "E. osbornianus"; not diagnostic and referred to E. mediotuber by Thewissen 1990 on basis of age only
 Macroscelidea -
Litocherus notissimus1 Simpson 1936 elephant shrew
 Proteutheria - Palaeoryctidae
Palaeoryctidae indet. Winge 1917 eutherian
Pararyctes pattersoni Van Valen 1966 eutherian
 Tribosphenida - Peradectidae
Peradectes protinnominatus McKenna 1960 marsupial
see Krishtalka et al. 1975: includes at least one specimen of P. cf. elegans
 Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae
Parectypodus sinclairi Simpson 1935 multituberculate
Mesodma pygmaea Sloan 1987 multituberculate
Neoplagiaulax hunteri Simpson 1936 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Ptilodontidae
Ptilodus sp.3 Cope 1881 multituberculate
P. sp. "C" of Krause; P. montanus is listed by Krishtalka but omitted by Fox