Starfish Creek, Peace River canyon (Cretaceous of Canada)

Where: Alberta, Canada (56.0° N, 122.0° W: paleocoordinates 57.6° N, 69.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Hasler Formation, Albian (113.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• On both slopes of the Starfish valley and in the adjacent cliffs of the Peace River canyon are good exposures of the Hasler formation.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified shale and poorly lithified sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: F. H. McLearn. 1944. The occurrence of starfish in the Lower Cretaceous of the Peace River Valley. The Canadian Field-Naturalist 58:132-134 [L. Villier/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 99351: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 09.11.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Arcida - Cucullaeidae
Dicranodonta dowlingi McLearn 1919 clam
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
 Ammonoidea - Hoplitidae
 Paxillosida - Astropectinidae
Lophidiaster silentiensis n. sp. McLearn 1944 sea star
Lophidiaster cf. silentiensis McLearn 1944 sea star
 Valvatida - Goniasteridae
Comptonia stelcki n. sp. McLearn 1944 sea star