Wood Mountain, Rocky Creek (Cretaceous of Canada)

Also known as L&W locality 13, Morgan Creek

Where: Saskatchewan, Canada (49.4° N, 106.4° W: paleocoordinates 56.1° N, 77.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• from "various levels" in the "Lance"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; claystone and sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by C. M. Sternberg in 1921

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: C. M. Sternberg. 1924. Report on a collection of vertebrates from Wood Mountain, southern Saskatchewan, collected by C. M. Sternberg, 1921. Canada Department of Mines Geological Survey Bulletin (Geological Series) 38(43):27-28 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 45675: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 22.11.2004, edited by Terri Cleary and John Alroy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Myledaphus bipartitus Cope 1876 whiptail stingray
Actinopteri
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
Platacodon sp.5 Marsh 1889
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Osteichthyes
 Caudata - Urodela
Scapherpeton tectum Cope 1876 salamander
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychinae indet.2 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Baenidae
Baena "sp. 1" Leidy 1870 turtle
Baena "sp. 2" Leidy 1870 turtle
? Thescelus sp. Hay 1908 turtle
 Testudines - Nanhsiungchelyidae
Basilemys sp. Hay 1902 turtle
 Testudines - Adocidae
Adocus sp. Cope 1868 turtle
 Sauria -
Sauria indet. diapsid
"unnamed lizard"
 Theropoda -
Theropoda indet.3 theropod
"carnivorous dinosaur (undescribed)"; NMC 8504
 Avetheropoda - Ornithomimidae
Ornithomimus sp. Marsh 1890 ornithomimid
 Neornithischia - Ceratopsidae
Triceratops sp. Marsh 1889 ceratopsid
Triceratops ? prorsus Marsh 1890 ceratopsid
 Neornithischia - Thescelosauridae
Thescelosaurus neglectus Gilmore 1913 ornithischian
NMC 9493, 9507
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
"Thespesius saskatchewanensis n. sp." = Edmontosaurus saskatchewanensis6
"Thespesius saskatchewanensis n. sp." = Edmontosaurus saskatchewanensis6 Sternberg 1926 hadrosaurine
"new species"
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet.1 crocodilian
 Squamata - Teiidae
Lanceosaurus hatcheri4 Gilmore 1928 squamates
GSC 2911, fragmentary dentary with teeth
 Squamata -
Iguanavus sp. Marsh 1872 lizard
 Choristodera -
Champsosaurus sp. Cope 1876 choristodere