Verdigris Coulee (UA-MR-4) (Cretaceous of Canada)

Also known as UALVP MR-4

Where: Alberta, Canada (49.1° N, 111.8° W: paleocoordinates 54.4° N, 73.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Deadhorse Coulee Member (Milk River Formation), Late/Upper Santonian (85.8 - 83.5 Ma)

• upper part of formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: R. C. Fox. 1969. Studies of Late Cretaceous vertebrates. III. A triconodont mammal from Alberta. Canadian Journal of Zoology 47:1253-1256 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 14423: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.04.1994, edited by Roger Benson, Matthew Carrano and Patricia Holroyd

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus sp.1 Agassiz 1834 elasmobranch
Amphibia
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpetontidae indet.5 Fox and Naylor 1982 tetrapod
Albanerpeton nexuosus5 Estes 1981 tetrapod
Albanerpeton galaktion5 Fox and Naylor 1982 tetrapod
Mammalia
 Theriamorpha - Aquiladelphidae
Aquiladelphis minor3 Fox 1971 metatherian
Aquiladelphis incus3 Fox 1971 metatherian
 Theriamorpha -
"Pediomys exiguus n. sp." = Apistodon exiguus3
"Pediomys exiguus n. sp." = Apistodon exiguus3 Fox 1971 metatherian
 Theriamorpha - Alphadontidae
Albertatherium primus3 Fox 1971 metatherian
"Alphadon creber" = Varalphadon creber3 Fox 1971 metatherian
 Eutriconodonta - Triconodontidae
Alticonodon lindoei n. sp. Fox 1969 mammal
 Multituberculata -
"Cimexomys magister" = Paracimexomys magister2, Viridomys orbatus n. sp.2
"Cimexomys magister" = Paracimexomys magister2 Fox 1971 multituberculate
Viridomys orbatus n. sp.2 Fox 1971 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Cimolomyidae
? Cimolomys "sp. A"2 Marsh 1889 multituberculate
? Cimolomys "sp. B"2 Marsh 1889 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Cimolodontidae
Cimolodon electus n. sp.2 Fox 1971 multituberculate
Cimolodon similis2 Fox 1971 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae
Mesodma senecta n. sp.2 Fox 1971 multituberculate
 Multituberculata -
Cimexomys antiquus2 Fox 1971 multituberculate
Reptilia
 Squamata - Anguidae
Anguidae indet.4 Gray 1825 squamates
UALVP 33378 (left dentary) plus many unnumbered fragments
 Squamata -
Scincomorpha indet.4 Camp 1923 squamates
UALVP 29830 (partial right maxilla)