Hand Hills West Upper Level (Paleocene of Canada)

Where: Alberta, Canada (51.5° N, 112.3° W: paleocoordinates 57.7° N, 89.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Paskapoo Formation, Tiffanian (61.7 - 56.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: R. C. Fox. 1990. The succession of Paleocene mammals in western Canada. Geological Society of America Special Paper 243:51-70 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

PaleoDB collection 14954: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993

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Taxonomic list

• Fox 1988
Mammalia
 Cimolesta - Palaeoryctidae
Pararyctes sp. Van Valen 1966 eutherian
said to be new
Pararyctes pattersoni Van Valen 1966 eutherian
Palaeoryctes cf. punctatus Van Valen 1966 eutherian
 Cimolesta - Pantolestidae
Bessoecetor septentrionalis4 Russell 1929 eutherian
 Cimolesta - Pentacodontidae
Bisonalveus sp. Gazin 1956 eutherian
 Primates - Microsyopidae
Microsyopidae indet. Osborn and Wortman 1892 primate
 Primates - Plesiadapidae
Plesiadapis rex Gidley 1923 primate
Nannodectes simpsoni Gazin 1956 primate
 Primates - Saxonellidae
Saxonella naylori2 Fox 1991 primate
 Primates - Picrodontidae
Picrodus sp.3 Douglass 1908 primate
 Primates - Carpolestidae
Carpodaptes hazelae Simpson 1936 primate
Elphidotarsius wightoni Fox 1984 primate
 Primates - Paromomyidae
Ignacius frugivorus Matthew and Granger 1921 primate
 Dermoptera -
Elpidophorus elegans Simpson 1927 colugo
 Tribosphenida - Phenacodontidae
Ectocion collinus1 Russell 1929 condylarth
 Tribosphenida - Nyctitheriidae
Leptacodon cf. packi Jepsen 1930 placental
 Ferae - Viverravidae
Raphictis sp. Gingerich and Winkler 1985 placental
Raphictis cf. gausion Gingerich and Winkler 1985 placental
 Macroscelidea -
Litocherus cf. notissimus Simpson 1936 elephant shrew
Litocherus cf. zygeus Gingerich 1983 elephant shrew
 Theriiformes - Peradectidae
Peradectes elegans Matthew and Granger 1921 metatherian
 Sarcobora - Apatemyidae
Apatemyidae indet. Matthew 1909 insectivoran
 Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae
Ectypodus cf. powelli Jepsen 1940 multituberculate
Neoplagiaulax sp. Lemoine 1882 multituberculate
said to be new
Neoplagiaulax cf. hazeni Jepsen 1940 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Ptilodontidae
Baiotomeus sp. Krause 1987 multituberculate
Ptilodus sp. Cope 1881 multituberculate
said to be new