Ellesmere Island (Upper) (Eocene to of Canada)

Where: Northwest Territories, Canada (78.5° N, 82.0° W: paleocoordinates 76.2° N, 32.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: 4 Member (Eureka Sound Formation), Wasatchian to Wasatchian (55.8 - 46.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: R. M. West, M. R. Dawson, and J. H. Hutchison. 1977. Fossils from the Paleogene Eureka Sound Formation, N.W.T., Canada; occurrence, climatic and paleogeographic implications. In West, R. M. (ed), Paleontology and plate tectonics with special reference to the history of the Atlantic Ocean. Milwaukee Public Museum Contributions in Biology and Geology 2:77-93 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

PaleoDB collection 15584: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 15.05.2002, edited by Patricia Holroyd

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Taxonomic list

• said by Hickey et al. 1983 to be Wasatchian and within Chron 23N, but probably Bridgerian; chron assignment is compatible with a Lostcabinian age but is seriously questioned by Kent et al. 1984
"stylinodont" or "tillodont" of various authors is indeterminate at the ordinal level: Schoch 1986
 Testudines - Carettochelyidae
Anosteirinae indet.2 Lydekker 1889 turtle
 Squamata - Anguidae
Glyptosaurinae indet.2 Marsh 1872 squamates
 Leptictida - Leptictidae
Leptictidae indet. Gill 1872 eutherian
 Rodentia - Ischyromyidae
Ischyromyidae indet. Alston 1876 rodent
 Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae
Brontotheriidae indet.1 Marsh 1873 brontothere