South of Fir Mountain (Russell Collection (Miocene of Canada)

Where: Saskatchewan, Canada (49.3° N, 106.5° W: paleocoordinates 50.0° N, 103.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Wood Mountain Formation, Barstovian (16.0 - 13.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the ROM

Primary reference: J.A. Holman. 1971. Climatic Significanceof Giant Tortoises from the Wood Mountain Formation (Upper Miocene) of Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 8:1148-1151 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187956: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 19.08.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Geochelone sp. Fitzinger 1835 turtle
A partial right xiphiplastron, ROM 7883 (Fig. 2), and two fragmentary peripherals, ROM 7882, were collected by L. S. Russell in 1970.