Base Mine, Syncrude (Cretaceous of Canada)

Where: Alberta, Canada (57.0° N, 111.7° W: paleocoordinates 56.3° N, 59.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Wabiskaw Member (Clearwater Formation), Albian (113.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; fine-grained, glauconitic sandstone

• very fine to medium grained glauconitic sandstone

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: P. S. Druckenmiller and A. P. Russell. 2008. Skeletal anatomy of an exceptionally complete specimen of a new genus of plesiosaur from the Early Cretaceous (Early Albian) of northeastern Alberta, Canada. Palaeontographica. Abteilung A: Palaeozoologie-Stratigraphie 283(1-3):1-33 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 87105: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 04.03.2009, edited by Jonathan Tennant

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Sauropterygia - Leptocleididae
"Nichollsia borealis n. gen. n. sp." = Nichollssaura borealis
"Nichollsia borealis n. gen. n. sp." = Nichollssaura borealis Druckenmiller and Russell 2009 plesiosaur
TMP 94.122.01, juvenile skeleton
 Ichthyosauria - Ophthalmosauridae
Ophthalmosauridae indet. Appleby 1956 ichthyosaur
TMP 92.41.01, a semi-articulated, laterally compressed, postcranial ichthyosaur skeleton