Verdigris Coulee Michael's Site (Cretaceous of Canada)

Also known as TMP accession number 2000.2

Where: Alberta, Canada (49.1° N, 111.8° W: paleocoordinates 54.4° N, 73.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Deadhorse Coulee Member (Milk River Formation), Late/Upper Santonian (85.8 - 83.5 Ma)

• near the base of the Deadhorse Coulee Member

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; siltstone

• lenticular muddy siltstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the TMP

Collection methods: sieve,

• Both surface collected and screen-washed using a screen with 0.85 mm openings

Primary reference: 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]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190345: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 05.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Chondrichthyes
 Rajiformes -
Pseudomyledaphus madseni Kirkland et al. 2013 guitarfish
 Orectolobiformes - Orectolobidae
Orectolobidae indet. Jordan and Fowler 1903 wobbegong
Actinopteri
 Teleostei -
Teleostei indet.
1 "type O"; 19 "type U-4"
 Osteoglossiformes -
Wilsonichthys sp. Murray et al. 2016
 Hiodontiformes - Hiodontidae
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
cf. Melvius sp. Bryant 1987 bowfin
Amiinae indet. Bonaparte 1837 bowfin
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteidae indet. Cuvier 1825 gar
"Gar scale type 1 and 2