western slope, Tait Bjerg (Carlsberg Fjord beds) (Triassic of Greenland)

Also known as area VI, Jameson Land

Where: Greenland (71.5° N, 22.7° W: paleocoordinates 46.9° N, 2.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ørsted Dal Member (Fleming Fjord Formation), Alaunian (215.6 - 212.0 Ma)

• fossils from 50 m above base of Carlsberg Fjord Beds (informal name); middle Norian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; red, blue, silty, conglomeratic claystone and sandstone

• "lacustrine clastics"
• member composed of "cyclic, bedded claystones or silty claystones and thin sandstones. This unit is also characterized by a well-developed composite cyclicity...The dominant facies in the cycles is red or violet claystone, or silty claystone with horizontal lamination. Commonly violet claystones are overlain by more silty, redbrown claystones. These claystones contain sandstone laminae, thin paleosols, and some infraformational conglomerates with bone fragments...The sandstones...are characterized by small-scale, wave-formed or current-formed cross-lamination and more rarely large-scale, current-formed cross-lamination. Upper bedding planes frequently contain dessication features, wave ripple marks, and dinosaur tracks."

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: trace

Collected in 1991

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: F. A. Jenkins, N. H. Shubin, W. W. Amaral, S. M. Gatesy, C. R. Schaff, L. B. Clemmensen, W. R. Downs, A. R. Davidson, N. Bonde and F. Osbaeck. 1994. Late Triassic continental vertebrates and depositional environments of the Fleming Fjord Formation, Jameson Land, East Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland, Geoscience 32:1-25 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 27006: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 12.11.2002, edited by Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Pisces
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"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
"fish remains"
Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli -
Temnospondyli indet. von Zittel 1887 tetrapod
dermal armor
Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Prosauropoda indet. Huene 1920 prosauropod
teeth
Theropoda indet. Marsh 1881 theropod
teeth
 Phytosauria -
? Phytosauria indet. Jaeger 1828 archosaur
teeth
 Eosuchia -
? Lepidosauria indet. Haeckel 1866 lepidosaur
 Rhynchocephalia -
Sphenodontia indet. rhynchocephalian
Mammalia
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Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
MCZ 62/91G no 1, 2, premolariform teeth