T. albertensis type, Red Deer River (NMC): Maastrichtian, Canada
collected by Steiner & Sternberg 1946

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Taphonomy & methods
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Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Ceratopsidae
Triceratops albertensis n. sp. Sternberg 1949
3 specimens
synonym of Triceratops horridus
NMC 8862
see common names

Country:Canada State/province:Alberta
Coordinates: 51.9° North, 113.0° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:59.8° North, 83.9° West
Basis of coordinate:stated in text
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Late/Upper Cretaceous
Stage:Maastrichtian 10 m.y. bin:Cretaceous 8
Key time interval:Maastrichtian
Age range of interval:72.10000 - 66.00000 m.y. ago
Geological group:Edmonton Formation:Scollard
Local section:NevisSeam Local bed:33.2 m
Local order:top to bottom
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: "Upper Edmonton member", 55 feet above base
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: claystone
Secondary lithology:tabular,coarse poorly lithified sandstone
Includes fossils?Y
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: "The specimen was preserved in a bed of clay, though in most sections this horizon is composed of rather massive, fairly coarse-grained, soft sandstone."
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Degree of concentration:dispersed
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:medium
Associated major elements:some
Disassociated minor elements:none
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:selective quarrying,mechanical,field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Museum repositories:GSC
Collectors:Steiner & Sternberg Collection dates:1946
Database number:47127
Authorizer:M. Carrano Enterer:M. Carrano
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2005-02-14 13:26:29 Last modified:2017-07-11 17:17:25
Access level:the public Released:2005-02-14 13:26:29
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

12568.ETE C. M. Sternberg. 1949. The Edmonton fauna and description of a new Triceratops from the Upper Edmonton Member: phylogeny of the Ceratopsidae. National Museum of Canada Bulletin 113:33-46 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]

Secondary references:

1126 D. R. Braman. 1988. Palaeontology and geology of the Edmonton Group (Late Cretaceous to Early Palaeocene), Red Deer River Valley, Alberta, Canada. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 48th Annual Meetiing, Field Trip "C" (October 16, 1988). Occasional Paper of the Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. Occasional Paper of the Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology 8:1-25 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Carrano]
15450ETE D. R. Braman and D. A. Eberth. 1987. Paleontology and geology of the Edmonton Group (Late Cretaceous to Palaeocene), Red Deer River Valley, Alberta, Canada. Fourth Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems, Field Trip B" (August 14, 1987). Occasional Paper of the Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology 28:1-27 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
55599 J. H. Ostrom and P. Wellnhofer. 1986. The Munich specimen of Triceratops with a revision of the genus. Zitteliana 14:111-158 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
13602ETE J. H. Ostrom and P. Wellnhofer. 1990. Triceratops: an example of flawed systematics. In K. Carpenter and P. J. Currie (eds.), Dinosaur Systematics: Perspectives and Approaches, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 245-254 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
62727 L. S. Russell. 1966. Dinosaur hunting in western Canada. Royal Ontario Museum, Life Sciences Contribution 70:1-37 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]