Above Coal Site (Cretaceous of Canada)

Also known as AC

Where: Alberta, Canada (49.1° N, 110.5° W: paleocoordinates 56.3° N, 76.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Dinosaur Park Formation (Belly River Group), Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• probably from a channel lag within the 8-16 m thick Lethbridge coal zone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; mudstone

• thin, sandy, gastropod-shell-rich lags [in a] heterolithic mudstone

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: D. A. Eberth and D. B. Brinkman. 1997. Paleoecology of an estuarine, incised-valley fill in the Dinosaur Park Formation (Judith River Group, Upper Cretaceous) of southern Alberta, Canada. Palaios 12:43-58 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34302: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.08.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus montanensis Case 1978 elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Myledaphus bipartitus Cope 1876 whiptail stingray
Actinopteri
 Acipenseriformes - Polyodontidae
Polyodontidae indet. Bonaparte 1838 paddlefish
 Acipenseriformes - Acipenseridae
Acipenser albertensis Lambe 1902 sturgeon
 Teleostei -
Teleostei "indet. R" Müller 1846
Teleostei "indet. S" Müller 1846
Teleostei "indet. A" Müller 1846
Teleostei "indet. D" Müller 1846
Teleostei "indet. G" Müller 1846
Teleostei "indet. L" Müller 1846
Teleostei "indet. N" Müller 1846
Teleostei "indet. F" Müller 1846
Teleostei "indet. Q" Müller 1846
Teleostei "indet. C" Müller 1846
 Teleostei - Aspidorhynchidae
 Elopiformes - Elopidae
 Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae
Paralbula casei Estes 1969
 Albuliformes - Albulidae
Coriops amnicolus Estes 1969 bonefish
 Esociformes - Esocidae
Estesesox foxi Wilson et al. 1992
 Holostei -
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
Amiidae indet. Huxley 1861 bowfin
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
"Atractosteus occidentalis" = Lepisosteus occidentalis
"Atractosteus occidentalis" = Lepisosteus occidentalis Leidy 1856 gar
Osteichthyes
 Proteida - Batrachosauroididae
Opisthotriton kayi Auffenberg 1961 tetrapod
 Salientia -
 Caudata - Urodela
Scapherpeton tectum Cope 1876 salamander
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet. Gray 1825 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Baenidae
 Testudines - Pancheloniidae
? Lophochelys sp. Zangerl 1953 turtle
 Testudines - Panchelydridae
 Testudines - Adocidae
Adocus sp. Cope 1868 turtle
 Theropoda -
Theropoda indet. theropod
"large"
Aves
 Ornithurae -
? Baptornis sp. Marsh 1877 bird
Reptilia
 Neornithischia -
Ceratopsia indet. ornithischian
 Crocodylia -
Leidyosuchus canadensis Lambe 1907 crocodilian
 Squamata -
Squamata indet. Oppel 1811 lizard
 Choristodera -
Champsosaurus natator Parks 1933 choristodere
Mammalia
 Marsupialia - Marsupialia
 Allotheria -
Multituberculata indet. Cope 1884 multituberculate