Ellesmere Island Kanguk Fm (Cretaceous of Canada)

Also known as Fosheim Peninsula

Where: Nunavut, Canada (79.8° N, 85.6° W: paleocoordinates 72.3° N, 3.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kanguk Formation, Campanian (83.6 - 72.1 Ma)

• Hesperornis was recovered about 155m above the base of the Kanguk, and approx. 30m below the contact with the Eureka Sound Group. In Sverdrup Basin

Environment/lithology: marine; tuffaceous shale and tuffaceous sandstone

• shales and sandstones with bentonite beds throughout.

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Reposited in the TMP

Primary reference: L. V. Hills, E. L. Nicholls, L. M. Nunez-Betelu and D. J. McIntyre. 1999. Hesperornis (Aves) from Ellesmere Island and palynological correlation of known Canadian localities. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 36:1583-1588 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36383: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 27.01.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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 Foraminifera -
Cephalopoda
 Ammonoidea -
Chondrichthyes
 Elasmobranchii -
Elasmobranchii indet. Bonaparte 1838 elasmobranch
Actinopteri
 Ichthyodectiformes - Ichthyodectidae
Xiphactinus sp. Leidy 1870
Reptilia
 Dinosauria -
Aves
 Hesperornithiformes - Hesperornithidae
Hesperornis sp. Marsh 1872 bird
distal end of a right tarsometatarsus
Reptilia
 Squamata -
 Peridiniales - Peridiniaceae
Dinophyceae
 Gonyaulacales - Gonyaulacaceae
Laciniadinium
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