Boyne Member I, Vermilion River Formation (Cretaceous of Canada)

Where: Manitoba, Canada (49.5° N, 98.5° W: paleocoordinates 53.7° N, 62.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Boyne Member (Vermilion River Formation), Campanian (83.6 - 72.1 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; gray, white, yellow, calcareous shale

• The Boyne Member is a yellowish white or dark gray calcareous shale, which in gross aspect resembles the Smoky Hill Chalk member of the Niobara Formation in Kansas.

Primary reference: D. Bardack. 1968. Fossil vertebrates from the marine Cretaceous of Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 5:145-153 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36710: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 10.02.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Squalicorax cf. falcatus Agassiz 1843 crow shark
single tooth
 Hesperornithiformes - Hesperornithidae
Hesperornis regalis Marsh 1872 bird
right and left femora, part of tibia, tarsometatarsus, skull fragment, 7 incomplete dorsal vertebrae