Pine River Bridge Section (Triassic of Canada)

Where: British Columbia, Canada (55.5° N, 122.7° W: paleocoordinates 32.6° N, 52.6° W)

When: Pardonet Formation (Schooler Creek Group), Norian (228.0 - 208.5 Ma)

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified, dolomitic, pyritic, black, gray, argillaceous limestone and calcareous siltstone

• The whole complex consists of a dark grey to blackish, silty, slightly argillaceous, pyritic and bituminous limestone dolomitized in varying degree and locally grading into a strongly calcareous siltstone or mudstone of very similar appearance. The lower beds are somewhat thinner bedded and more arenaceous than the upper ones.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by G.E.G. Westermann in 1958, 1959; reposited in the GSC, USNM

Primary reference: G. E. G. Westermann. 1962. Succession and Variation of Monotis and the Associated Fauna in the Norian Pine River Bridge Section, British Columbia (Triassic, Pelecypoda). Journal of Paleontology 36(4):745-792 [G. Stanley/H. Shepherd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140040: authorized by George Stanley, entered by Hannah Shepherd on 27.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Oxytomidae
Oxytoma cf. kiparisovae Tozer 1961 scallop
Meleagrinella aff. antiqua Tozer 1970 scallop
Meleagrinella cf. antiqua Tozer 1970 scallop
 Pectinida - Monotidae
Monotis (Pacimonotis) subcircularis Gabb 1864 scallop
Netotype USNM 139099, Hypotype USNM 139102, Topotypes USNM 139100-139101
Monotis (Entomonotis) pachypleura Teller 1886 scallop
"Monotis ochotica" = Monotis (Entomonotis) ochotica Keyserling 1848 scallop
posteroplana n. subsp.; densistriata
"Monotis callazonensis n. sp." = Monotis (Entomonotis) callazonensis Westermann 1962 scallop
Holotype GSC 15723, Paratype McM Tr158
Monotis scutiformis Teller 1886 scallop
pinensis n. subsp. Holotype GSC 15721, Paratype GSC 15722
Monotis aff. scutiformis Teller 1886 scallop
"Monotis jakutica" = Monotis (Eomonotis) jakutica Teller 1896 scallop
Monotis aff. inaequivalvis Bronn 1930 scallop
"Monotis cf. hoernesi" = Monotis (Monotis) hoernesi Kittl 1912 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Gryphaea cf. arcuataeformis Kiparisova 1936 oyster
 Ostreida - Bakevelliidae
""Gervilleia" aff. goldfussi" = Gervillia
""Gervilleia" aff. goldfussi" = Gervillia oyster
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
 Trigoniida - Trigonodidae
"Anodontophora cf. griesbachi" = Unionites griesbachi
"Anodontophora cf. griesbachi" = Unionites griesbachi Bittner 1899 clam
 Ceratitida - Clionitidae
"Choristoceras aff. kellyi" = Sympolycyclus kellyi
"Choristoceras aff. kellyi" = Sympolycyclus kellyi Smith 1927 ceratite
 Ceratitida - Thetiditidae
Helictites aff. decorus McLearn 1940 ceratite