Narcissus (TMP locality L2395) (Paleocene of Canada)

Also known as Bearspaw local fauna; Bow river

Where: Alberta, Canada (51.1° N, 114.3° W: paleocoordinates 58.3° N, 89.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Porcupine Hills Formation, Torrejonian (63.3 - 61.7 Ma)

• Middle Torrejonian (To2)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: channel lag; massive sandstone and claystone

• Semi-arid conditions
• Caliche and clay clast lags at the base of massively bedded sandstones

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology; reposited in the TMP

Primary reference: C. S. Scott, D. N. Spivak, and A. R. Sweet. 2013. First mammals from the Paleocene Porcupine Hills Formation of southwestern Alberta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 50:355-378 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 143200: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 19.04.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Primates - Plesiadapidae
Pronothodectes matthewi Gidley 1923 primate
TMP 2011.090.0296 (incomplete left maxilla with M1–2), TMP 2011.090.0297 (RM2) and TMP 2011.090.0002 (Lm2)
 Primates - Paromomyidae
Ignacius fremontensis Gazin 1971 primate
TMP 2011.090.0378 (LM1)
Ignacius cf. frugivorus Matthew and Granger 1921 primate
TMP 2011.090.0010 (LM2)
 Primates - Palaechthonidae
Plesiolestes problematicus Jepsen 1930 primate
TMP 2011.090.0241 (RM1)
 Cimolesta - Pantolestidae
Bessoecetor septentrionalis Russell 1929 eutherian
TMP 2011.090.0265 (LM1) and TMP 2011.090.0187 (Lm2)
 Cimolesta - Pentacodontidae
Aphronorus bearspawensis n. sp. Scott et al. 2013 eutherian
TMP 2011.090.0004 - type (LP4); referred specimens: TMP 2011.090.0340 (RM1), TMP 2010.097.0140 and TMP 2011.090.0022 (LM2), TMP 2010.097.0011 (Lp4) and TMP 2010.097.0127 (Lm1 or m2)
Aphronorus fraudator Simpson 1935 eutherian
TMP 2010.097.0049 (RP4), TMP 2011.090.0324 (incomplete LP4), TMP 2010.097.0128 (LM2), TMP 2010.097.0119 (RM2), TMP 2010.097.0092 (Lp4), TMP 2011.090.0003 (Rp4), TMP 2010.097.0116 (incomplete Rp4), TMP 2011.090.0320 (Rdp4), TMP 2010.097.0012 (Lm1), TMP 2010.097.0129 and TMP 2010.097.0082 (Rm2)
 Dermoptera -
Elpidophorus minor Simpson 1937 colugo
TMP 2010.097.0056 (RM1)
 Ferae - Viverravidae
Bryanictis microlestes Simpson 1935 placental
TMP 2011.090.0176 (RP4), TMP 2010.097.0035 (RM1) and TMP 2011.090.0321 (incomplete Rm1)
 Tribosphenida - Arctocyonidae
Arctocyon ferox Cope 1883 condylarth
TMP 2010.097.0004 (incomplete LM2)
Chriacus punitor Simpson 1935 condylarth
TMP 2011.090.0008 (incomplete LM1) and TMP 2010.097.0103 (Rp4)
 Ungulata - Hyopsodontidae
Promioclaenus thnetus Scott et al. 2013 condylarth
TMP 2010.097.0152 (LP4), TMP 2011.090.0246 , TMP 2011.090.0131 and TMP 2011.090.0309 (RM1), TMP 2011.090.0219 (LM2), TMP 2011.090.0310 (p2), TMP 2011.090.0019 (Rp4), TMP 2011.090.0049 (incomplete left dentary with p2 and incomplete p3), TMP 2011.090.0238 (Lm3), TMP 2011.090.0258 (incomplete Rm3)
 Ungulata - Chriacidae
Prothryptacodon cf. furens Simpson 1935 eutherian
TMP 2010.097.0115 (LM2)
 Ungulata - Phenacodontidae
Tetraclaenodon puercensis Cope 1881 condylarth
TMP 2010.097.0093 (LDP4) and TMP 2010.097.0006 (incomplete Rdp4)
 Insectivora - Mixodectidae
Eudaemonema bohachae n. sp. Scott et al. 2013 insectivoran
TMP 2011.090.0005 - type (incomplete left dentary with m2); referred specimens: TMP 2011.090.0155 (RP4), TMP 2010.097.0075 and TMP 2011.090.0358 (LM1), TMP 2010.097.0131 and TMP 2011.090.0116 (LM2), TMP 2011.090.0264 (incomplete Rm1) and TMP 2010.097.0052 (Lm3)
 Acreodi - Triisodontidae
cf. Goniacodon levisanus Cope 1883 eutherian
TMP 2011.090.0377 (RM1)
 Multituberculata - Eucosmodontidae
Stygimys cf. jepseni Simpson 1935 multituberculate
TMP 2011.090.0326 (Rm1)
 Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae
Parectypodus sinclairi Simpson 1935 multituberculate
TMP 2010.097.0019 (LP4), TMP 2011.090.0130 (LP4) and TMP 2011.090.0205 (incomplete LP4)
 Multituberculata - Ptilodontidae
Ptilodus wyomingensis Jepsen 1940 multituberculate
TMP 2011.090.0025 and TMP 2010.097.0042 (P2 or P3), TMP 2010.097.0121 (LP4), TMP 2011.090.0323 (incomplete LP4), TMP 2011.090.0252 (incomplete P4), TMP 2011.090.0044 (LM1), TMP 2011.090.0001 (incomplete right dentary with p3–4), TMP 2011.090.0128 (incomplete left dentary with P4), TMP 2010.097.0029 and TMP 2011.090.0014 (incomplete LP4), TMP 2011.090.0373 (incomplete Rp4) and TMP 2010.097.0126 (Lm1)
 Multituberculata - Cimolodontidae
Anconodon gidleyi Simpson 1935 multituberculate
TMP 2011.090.0371 (LP4)
 Multituberculata - Microcosmodontidae
Alopocosmodon hadrus n. gen. n. sp.
Alopocosmodon hadrus n. gen. n. sp. Scott et al. 2013 multituberculate
TMP 2011.090.0236 - holotype (RM1); referred specimens: TMP 2011.090.0376 (RP4), TMP 2011.090.0043 and TMP 2010.097.0145 (LM1), and TMP 2011.090.0009 (Rm1)
 Multituberculata - Taeniolabididae
Catopsalis kakwa Scott et al. 2018 multituberculate
TMP 2010.097.0015, 0020 and 0037