UA Frenchman-1 site, Ravenscrag (Cretaceous of Canada)

Where: Saskatchewan, Canada (49.5° N, 109.1° W: paleocoordinates 56.7° N, 80.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Frenchman Formation, Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• "the sand unit is no more than 1.75m thick...and lies unconformably on a thin segment (0.5m) of grey clay, presumably pertaining to the Battle Formation."

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; unlithified, red sandstone and gray claystone

• "thin band of rusty-colored, unconsolidated, medium-grained, lithic sandstone...the sand unit is no more than 1.75m thick

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1977

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ), sieve,

Primary reference: P. A. Johnston. 1980. First record of Mesosoic mammals from Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 17:512-519 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 35251: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 20.11.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Myledaphus sp. Cope 1876 whiptail stingray
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
Amia sp. Linnaeus 1766 bowfin
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteus sp. de Lacep├Ęde 1803 gar
 Caudata - Urodela
Scapherpeton sp. Cope 1876 salamander
 Testudines -
Testudines indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
 Theropoda -
 Neornithischia -
Ceratopsia indet. ornithischian
Ornithopoda indet. bird foot dinosaur
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
 Choristodera -
Champsosaurus sp. Cope 1876 choristodere