Smbrio River mouth (Oligocene of Canada)

Where: British Columbia, Canada (48.5° N, 124.3° W: paleocoordinates 48.2° N, 115.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Sooke Formation, Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• The age of the Sooke Formation at a locality to the southeast of the provenance of this specimen has been estimated to be Chron C6Cr age, 24.1–24.8 Ma, based on recent paleomagnetic studies (Prothero et al., 2008).

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: B. L. Beatty and T. C. Cockburn. 2015. New insights on the most primitive desmostylian from a partial skeleton of Behemotops (Desmostylia, Mammalia) from Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology e979939 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 173157: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 10.09.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla -
Behemotops cf. proteus Domning et al. 1986 desmostylian