Neurankylus eximius type locality (Cretaceous of Canada)

Also known as Red Deer River

Where: Alberta, Canada (50.8° N, 111.5° W: paleocoordinates 58.1° N, 76.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Dinosaur Park? Formation (Belly River Group), Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• Hay (1908, p. 94) gave the horizon as: "Judith River deposits, Belly River series, on Red Deer River." Presumably, Hay meant that the deposits were of Judith River age and not that the type came from the Judith River Formation.

•Larson et al. (2012, p. 391–392) note that there is no information on whether the specimen is from the Oldman Formation or Dinosaur Park Formation but suggest that the latter is more likely given that it is more fossiliferous, is exposed over a larger area and collecting has tended to focus on it.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by L. Lambe in 1901; reposited in the NMC

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: L. M. Lambe. 1902. New genera and species from the Belly River Series (mid-Cretaceous). Geological Survey of Canada Contributions to Canadian Palaeontology 3(2):25-81 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 128454: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 09.06.2012, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Baenidae
Neurankylus eximius n. gen. n. sp.
Neurankylus eximius n. gen. n. sp. Lambe 1902 turtle
NMC 1504, left costals 3, 5-9 (9 is anomalous); right costals 3, 4; 8th neural; and suprapygal
 Testudines - Adocidae
Adocus lineolatus Cope 1874 turtle
2 well preserved fragments: (1) part of R hyoplastral, (2) from margin of carapace in front of R axillary notch (unclear if from the same locality as N. eximius, but the locality for this occurrence is written the same; an occurrence for this taxon was missing from Lambe 1902)