Mouth of Berry Creek (NMC 1130) (Cretaceous of Canada)

Where: Alberta, Canada (50.8° N, 111.6° W: paleocoordinates 58.0° N, 75.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Oldman Formation (Belly River Group), Campanian (83.6 - 72.1 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Lambe; Charles H. Sternberg in 1901; 1913; reposited in the NMC

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

• NMC, National Museum of Canada, collection

Primary reference: E. S. Gaffney. 1972. The systematics of the North American family Baenidae (Reptilia, Cryptodira). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 147(5):245-312 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 128459: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 09.06.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Baenidae
Boremys pulchra n. sp. Lambe 1906 turtle
NMC 1130 (Lambe, 1902, pp. 43, 44, fig. 8, referred to Baena hatcheri; Lambe, 1906a, pp. 189-192, pl. 3 fig. 4, pl. 4 fig. 1; referred to Baena pulchra, new species; Lambe, 1906b, pp. 232-234, referred to Boremys pulchra, new genus), a complete plastron and partial carapace; NMC 2281 (figured in Lambe, 1914, p. 14) an almost complete shell