Saint-Nicolas (Holocene of Canada)

Where: Quebec, Canada (46.7° N, 71.4° W: paleocoordinates 46.7° N, 71.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• 10000 B.P. according to marine shell dates

•Radiocarbon ages of the fauna vary between 10 060 and 9810 BP.

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified, sandy claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: C. E. Harington. 1977. Marine mammals in the Champlain Sea and the Great Lakes. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 288:508-537 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 51005: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 26.05.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Archaeobalanidae
Chirona hameri2 barnacle
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Balanus crenatus2 Bruguière 1789 barnacle
Rhynchonellata
 Rhynchonellida - Hemithirididae
Hemithiris psittacea2 Gmelin 1790
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys islandica" = Chlamys (Chlamys) islandica2
"Chlamys islandica" = Chlamys (Chlamys) islandica2 Müller 1776 scallop
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Mytilus edulis2 Linnaeus 1758 mussel
Crenella faba2 mussel
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte montagui2 Dillwyn 1817 clam
 Pholadida - Myidae
"Mya arenaria" = Mya (Arenomya) arenaria2, "Mya truncata" = Mya (Mya) truncata2
"Mya arenaria" = Mya (Arenomya) arenaria2 Linnaeus 1758 softshell clam
"Mya truncata" = Mya (Mya) truncata2 Linnaeus 1758 softshell clam
 Cardiida - Montacutidae
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Macoma calcarea" = Macoma (Macoma) calcarea2 Gmelin 1792 tellin clam
Macoma balthica2 Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Serripes groenlandicus" = Serripes (Serripes) groenlandicus2
"Serripes groenlandicus" = Serripes (Serripes) groenlandicus2 Mohr 1786 cockle
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
"Hiatella arctica" = Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica2
"Hiatella arctica" = Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica2 Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Lucinida - Thyasiridae
Axinopsida orbiculata2 Sars 1878 clam
Gastropoda
 Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae
"Boreoscala cf. greenlandica" = Epitonium (Boreoscala)2, Acirsa borealis2
"Boreoscala cf. greenlandica" = Epitonium (Boreoscala)2 wentletrap
Acirsa borealis2 wentletrap
 Patellogastropoda - Lepetidae
Lepeta caeca2 Müller 1776 limpet
 Cephalaspidea - Haminoeidae
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Neptunea despecta2 Linnaeus 1758 true whelk
Colus sp.2 Röding 1798 true whelk
Buccinum ? glaciale2 Linnaeus 1761 true whelk
Buccinum ? undatum2 Linnaeus 1758 true whelk
Buccinum scalariforme2 Möller 1842 true whelk
Buccinum plectrum2 Stimpson 1865 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Oenopota sp.2 Mörch 1852 cone shell
 Capuloidea - Capulidae
Trichotropis borealis2 Broderip and Sowerby 1829 snail
 Littorinoidea - Littorinidae
Littorina cf. saxatilis2 Olivi 1792 periwinkle
 Velutinoidea - Velutinidae
Velutina cf. velutina2 Müller 1776 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Cryptonatica affinis2 Gmelin 1791 moon snail
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
Puncturella cf. noachina2 Linnaeus 1771 puncturella
Polyplacophora
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"Amphineura indet." = Polyplacophora2
"Amphineura indet." = Polyplacophora2 de Blainville 1816 chiton
Actinopteri
 Acipenseriformes - Acipenseridae
Acipenser sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 sturgeon
 Salmoniformes - Salmonidae
 Perciformes - Cryptacanthodidae
Cryptacanthodes sp.2 Storer 1839 perch-like fish
Osteichthyes
  -
Mallotus villosus2 Muller 1776
Aves
 Aves -
 Charadriiformes - Laridae
Sterna paradisaea2 Pontoppidan 1763 Arctic tern
 Charadriiformes - Panalcidae
Uria lomvia2 Linnaeus 1758 thick-billed murre
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Clangula hyemalis2 Linnaeus 1758 long-tailed duck
Somateria mollissima2 Linnaeus 1758 common eider
Mammalia
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursus arctos2 Linnaeus 1758 brown bear
 Carnivora - Odobenidae
Odobenus rosmarus2 Linnaeus 1758 walrus
 Carnivora - Phocidae
Pusa hispida2 Schreber 1775 ringed seal
Erignathus barbatus2 Erxleben 1777 bearded seal
 Delphinoidea - Monodontidae
Delphinapterus leucas1 Pallas 1776 beluga whale
Lycodes
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Lycodes sp.2 Reinhardt 1831