Eotriceratops type, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincal Park (Cretaceous of Canada)

Also known as RTMP

Where: Alberta, Canada (52.0° N, 112.9° W: paleocoordinates 59.7° N, 84.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Carbon Member (Horseshoe Canyon Formation), Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• located between Carbon & Thompson coal zones (seams 11 & 12); middle of unit 5 within Fm., = upper 20 m of Fm., 13.5 m above base

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lenticular, concretionary, ferruginous, brown, red, silty, carbonaceous shale

• from near base of a "broadly lenticular (tens of metres wide), dark red-brown, silty, carbonaceous shale that is up to 50 cm thick. Carbonaceous shale is sharp based to erosional, and exhibits patchy, irregular ironstone nodules, and local sulfur staining."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by G. Guthrie in 2001-2001; reposited in the TMP

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: X.-C. Wu, D. B. Brinkman, D. A. Ebert and D. R. Braman. 2007. A new ceratopsid dinosaur (Ornithischia) from the uppermost Horseshoe Canyon Formation (upper Maastrichtian), Alberta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 44:1243-1265 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 75475: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 11.10.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Ornithischia - Ceratopsidae
Eotriceratops xerinsularis n. gen. n. sp. Wu et al. 2007 ceratopsid
RTMP 2002.57.7