Redmond No. 1, Knob Lake District (Cretaceous of Canada)

Also known as Schefferville

Where: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (54.7° N, 66.7° W: paleocoordinates 46.4° N, 27.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Redmond Formation, Cenomanian (100.5 - 93.9 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; lithified, ferruginous claystone

• Harrison et al. (1972) noted normal faults and grabens associated with the

•Redmond Formation, and Gastil et al. (1960) hypothesized that the Redmond Formation iron-rich talus was deposited in a newly formed Cretaceous structural basin. Widespread igneous activity and regional faulting in eastern Canada and the northeastern United States have been associated with extension and opening of the Atlantic Ocean (Norris, 1993). However, Faure et al. (1996) attributed the regional structural fabric of eastern Canada and New England to the extensional regime associated with the initiation of rifting between Labrador and Greenland ca. 140 Ma.

• "hard, ferruginous argillite"

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: adpression, soft parts

Collected by E. Dorf in 1958

Primary reference: F. M. Carpenter. 1967. Cretaceous insects from Labrador 2. A new family of snake-flies (Neuroptera: Alloraphidiidae). Psyche 74:270-276 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 119438: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 26.10.2011, edited by Jered Karr and Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Blattodea -
Cretatermes carpenteri n. gen. n. sp.1
Cretatermes carpenteri n. gen. n. sp.1 Emerson 1967 termite
PU 87270
 Phasmatodea - Susumaniidae
"Palaeopteron complexus n. gen. n. sp." = Palaeopteron complexum3
"Palaeopteron complexus n. gen. n. sp." = Palaeopteron complexum3 Rice 1969 stick insect
GSC 22189
 Dicondylia -
Coleoptera indet.2 Linnaeus 1758 beetle
PU 87271
Coleoptera "schizophoroid"2 Linnaeus 1758 beetle
PU 87272, 87274, 87275, 87276 thought to be water beetles
 Coleoptera - Labradorocoleidae
Labradorocoleus carpenteri n. gen. n. sp.2 Ponomarenko 1969 beetle
PU 87273ab
 Coleoptera - Haliplidae
aff. Peltodytes sp.2 Regimbart 1878 crawling water beetle
PU 87278
 Coleoptera - Cupedidae
Cupedidae indet.2 Laporte 1836 reticulated beetle
PU 87277
 Raphidioptera - Mesoraphidiidae
Alloraphidia dorfi n. gen. n. sp.
Alloraphidia dorfi n. gen. n. sp. Carpenter 1967 snakefly
PU 87269
 Neuroptera - Myrmeleontoidae
Palaeoleon ferrogeneticus n. gen. n. sp.3
Palaeoleon ferrogeneticus n. gen. n. sp.3 Rice 1969 lacewing
GSC 22188