T. albertensis type, Red Deer River (NMC) (Cretaceous of Canada)

Where: Alberta, Canada (51.9° N, 113.0° W: paleocoordinates 59.8° N, 83.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Scollard Formation (Edmonton Group), Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• "Upper Edmonton member", 55 feet above base

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; claystone and poorly lithified, tabular, coarse-grained sandstone

• "The specimen was preserved in a bed of clay, though in most sections this horizon is composed of rather massive, fairly coarse-grained, soft sandstone."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Steiner & Sternberg in 1946; reposited in the GSC

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: C. M. Sternberg. 1949. The Edmonton fauna and description of a new Triceratops from the Upper Edmonton Member: phylogeny of the Ceratopsidae. National Museum of Canada Bulletin 113:33-46 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 47127: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 14.02.2005

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Neornithischia - Ceratopsidae
"Triceratops albertensis n. sp." = Triceratops horridus
"Triceratops albertensis n. sp." = Triceratops horridus Marsh 1889 ceratopsid
NMC 8862