Verdigris Coulee (UA-MR-4): Late/Upper Santonian, Canada

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Chondrichthyes - Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus sp. Agassiz 1834
Brinkman et al. 2017 2 specimens
Mammalia - Alphadontidae
Albertatherium primus Fox 1971
Fox 1971
Alphadon creber Fox 1971
Fox 1971
recombined as Varalphadon creber
Pediomys exiguus n. sp. Fox 1971
Fox 1971
recombined as Apistodon exiguus
Mammalia - Aquiladelphidae
Aquiladelphis minor Fox 1971
Fox 1971
Aquiladelphis incus Fox 1971
Fox 1971
Mammalia - Multituberculata
Cimexomys magister Fox 1971
Fox 1971
recombined as Paracimexomys magister
Mammalia - Multituberculata - Cimolodontidae
Cimolodon electus n. sp. Fox 1971
Fox 1971
Cimolodon similis Fox 1971
Fox 1971
Mammalia - Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae
Mesodma senecta n. sp. Fox 1971
Fox 1971
Mammalia - Multituberculata - Cimolomyidae
? Cimolomys informal sp. A Marsh 1889
Fox 1971
? Cimolomys informal sp. B Marsh 1889
Fox 1971
Mammalia - Multituberculata
Viridomys orbatus n. sp. Fox 1971
Fox 1971
Cimexomys antiquus Fox 1971
Fox 1971
Mammalia - Eutriconodonta - Triconodontidae
Alticonodon lindoei n. sp. Fox 1969
Reptilia - Anguidae
Anguidae indet. Gray 1825
Gao and Fox 1996 3 specimens
UALVP 33378 (left dentary) plus many unnumbered fragments
Scincomorpha indet. (Camp 1923)
Gao and Fox 1996 1 specimen
UALVP 29830 (partial right maxilla)
Amphibia - Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpetontidae indet. Fox and Naylor 1982
Gardner 2000 11 specimens
Albanerpeton galaktion Fox and Naylor 1982
Gardner 2000 4 specimens
Albanerpeton nexuosus Estes 1981
Gardner 2000 2 specimens
see common names

Country:Canada State/province:Alberta
Coordinates: 49.1° North, 111.8° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:54.4° North, 73.7° West
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Late/Upper Cretaceous
Stage:Santonian 10 m.y. bin:Cretaceous 6
*International age/stage:Campanian
Key time interval:Late/Upper Santonian
Age range of interval:86.30000 - 83.60000 m.y. ago
* legacy (obsolete) database fields
Formation:Milk River Member:Deadhorse Coulee
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: upper part of formation
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: not reported
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:mesofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection excludes:some genera
Collection methods:bulk,sieve,field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Also known as:UALVP MR-4
Database number:14423
Authorizer:J. Alroy, M. Carrano, P. Holroyd, R. Benson Enterer:J. Alroy, M. Carrano, R. Benson, P. Holroyd
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:1994-04-30 00:00:00 Last modified:2015-08-13 10:03:24
Access level:the public Released:1994-04-30 00:00:00
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

1508. R. C. Fox. 1969. Studies of Late Cretaceous vertebrates. III. A triconodont mammal from Alberta. Canadian Journal of Zoology 47:1253-1256 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/R. Benson]

Secondary references:

6294 J. Alroy. 2002. Synonymies and reidentifications of North American fossil mammals. [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Kouvari]
64013 D. B. Brinkman, A. G. Neuman, and J. D. Divay. 2017. Non-marine fishes of the late Santonian Milk River Formation of Alberta, Canada – evidence from vertebrate microfossil localities. Vertebrate Anatomy Morphology Paleontology 3:7-46 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd/M. Carrano]
1510 R. C. Fox. 1971. Early Campanian multituberculates (Mammalia: Allotheria) from the upper Milk River Formation, Alberta. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 8:916-938 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Carrano]
1511 R. C. Fox. 1971. Marsupial mammals from the early Campanian Milk River Formation, Alberta, Canada. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 50(suppl. 1):145-164 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Carrano]
37933 K. -Q. Gao and R. C. Fox. 1996. Taxonomy and evolution of Late Cretaceous lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from western Canada. Bulletin of the Carnegie Museum of natural History 33:1-107 [R. Benson/R. Benson]
42675 J. D. Gardner. 2000. Albanerpetontid amphibians from the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian and Maastrichtian) of North America. Geodiversitas 22(3):349-388 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]