Deadhorse Coulee (TMP) (Cretaceous of Canada)

Also known as Black Coulee, Neurankylus lithographicus type

Where: Alberta, Canada (49.1° N, 111.6° W: paleocoordinates 54.3° N, 73.5° 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)

• 26.5 m above the Virgelle Member contact

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the TMP

Primary reference: D. W. Larson, N. R. Longrich, D. C. Evans and M. J. Ryan. 2013. A new species of Neurankylus from the Milk River Formation (Cretaceous: Santonian) of Alberta, Canada, and a revision of the type species N. eximius. In D. B. Brinkman, P. A. Holroyd, J. D. Gardner (eds.), Morphology and Evolution of Turtles 389-405 [D. Nicholson/D. Nicholson/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 154706: authorized by David Nicholson, entered by David Nicholson on 04.03.2014

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Baenidae
Neurankylus lithographicus n. gen. n. sp. Larson et al. 2013 turtle
type: TMP 2007.035.0045 incomplete carapace and plastron; designated paratype: TMP 1991.113.0009 plastron fragment; provisionally referred specimens: TMP 1994.377.0001, TMP 1998.102.0014, TMP 2007.036.0001