Ellesmere Island (Upper): Wasatchian - Bridgerian, Canada

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Testudines
Anosteirinae indet. Lydekker 1889
Estes and Hutchison 1980
Reptilia - Squamata - Anguidae
Glyptosaurinae indet. Marsh 1872
Estes and Hutchison 1980
Mammalia - Leptictidae
Leptictidae indet. Gill 1872
Mammalia - Rodentia - Ischyromyidae
Ischyromyidae indet. Alston 1876
Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae
Manteoceras sp. Hatcher 1895
    = Brontotheriidae indet. Marsh 1873
Alroy 2002
see common names

Country:Canada State/province:Northwest Territories
Coordinates: 78.5° North, 82.0° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:76.2° North, 32.5° West
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Period:Paleogene Epoch:Eocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 2
Key time interval:Wasatchian - Bridgerian
Age range of interval:55.80000 - 46.20000 m.y. ago
* legacy (obsolete) database fields
Formation:Eureka Sound Member:4
Lithology and environment
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Collection methods and comments
Taxonomic list comments:said by Hickey et al. 1983 to be Wasatchian and within Chron 23N, but probably Bridgerian; chron assignment is compatible with a Lostcabinian age but is seriously questioned by Kent et al. 1984
"stylinodont" or "tillodont" of various authors is indeterminate at the ordinal level: Schoch 1986
Database number:15584
Authorizer:J. Alroy, P. Holroyd Enterer:J. Alroy, P. Holroyd
Research group:vertebrate
Created:2002-05-15 00:00:00 Last modified:2002-06-03 03:27:40
Access level:the public Released:2002-05-15 00:00:00
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

3612. R. M. West, M. R. Dawson, and J. H. Hutchison. 1977. Fossils from the Paleogene Eureka Sound Formation, N.W.T., Canada; occurrence, climatic and paleogeographic implications. In West, R. M. (ed), Paleontology and plate tectonics with special reference to the history of the Atlantic Ocean. Milwaukee Public Museum Contributions in Biology and Geology 2:77-93 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]

Secondary references:

6294 J. Alroy. 2002. Synonymies and reidentifications of North American fossil mammals. [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]
17569 R. Estes and J. H. Hutchison. 1980. Eocene lower vertebrates from Ellesmere Island, Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 30:325-347 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd/J. Alroy]