Ashnola chert site (above) (Eocene of Canada)

Where: British Columbia, Canada (49.3° N, 120.6° W: paleocoordinates 53.0° N, 107.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial; shale

• hard black siliceous shale immediately overlying an outcrop of interbedded carbonaceous chert and coal

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Basinger, Wilson

Primary reference: M. V. H. Wilson. 1982. A new species of the fish Amia from the middle Eocene of British Columbia. Palaeontology 25(2):413-424 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 189959: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 23.11.2017

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Taxonomic list

• carbonized plant fossils including stems, twigs, dicotyledonous leaves, taxodiaceous leafy shoots, seeds, ferns and amber noted in shales.
 Perciformes -
Libotonius sp. Wilson 1977 perch-like fish
 Cypriniformes - Cyprinidae
Amyzon sp. Cope 1872 carp-like fish
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
Amia hesperia n. sp. Wilson 1982 bowfin