Pinhorn South Site, RTMP L1129 (Cretaceous of Canada)

Also known as PHS

Where: Alberta, Canada (49.1° N, 110.8° W: paleocoordinates 57.0° N, 75.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (Oldman Formation), Middle Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• lower unit of formation; 35 m above top of Taber Coal Zone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: crevasse splay; tabular, argillaceous, silty, carbonaceous sandstone and ferruginous siltstone

• "tabular, flat-bedded, carbonaceous, clayey, silty sandstone. The host lithosome is about 75 cm thick, and fines upward into siltstone, featuring contorted structure and local iron staining."

Size class: mesofossils

Reposited in the TMP

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: J. Peng, A. P. Russell, and D. B. Brinkman. 2001. Vertebrate microsite assemblages (exclusive of mammals) from the Foremost and Oldman Formations of the Judith River Group (Campanian) of southeastern Alberta: an illustrated guide. Provincial Museum of Alberta, Natural History Occasional Paper 25:1-54 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45670: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 22.11.2004, edited by John Alroy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cardiida - Sphaeriidae
"Pisidiidae indet." = Pisidiinae
"Pisidiidae indet." = Pisidiinae Gray 1857 clam
 Unionida - Unionidae
Unionidae indet. Rafinesque 1820 freshwater mussel
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Myledaphus bipartitus Cope 1876 whiptail stingray
 Acipenseriformes - Acipenseridae
Acipenseridae indet. Bonaparte 1831
 Teleostei -
 Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae
Phyllodontinae indet. Darteville and Casier 1949
Paralbula casei Estes 1969
 Albuliformes - Albulidae
Coriops amnicolus Estes 1969 bonefish
 Esociformes - Esocidae
Estesesox foxi Wilson et al. 1992
 Holostei -
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
"Atractosteus occidentalis" = Lepisosteus occidentalis
"Atractosteus occidentalis" = Lepisosteus occidentalis Leidy 1856 gar
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpeton sp. Estes and Hoffstetter 1976 tetrapod
 Salientia -
 Proteida - Batrachosauroididae
Opisthotriton kayi Auffenberg 1961 salamander
 Caudata - Urodela
Scapherpeton tectum Cope 1876 salamander
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet. Gray 1825 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Baenidae
Baenidae indet. Cope 1882 turtle
 Testudines - Adocidae
Adocus sp. Cope 1868 turtle
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Saurornitholestes langstoni Sues 1978 coelurosaur
 Avetheropoda -
Paronychodon lacustris Cope 1876 coelurosaur
 Avetheropoda - Tyrannosauridae
Tyrannosauridae indet. Osborn 1906 tyrannosaurid
 Ornithischia - Ankylosauridae
Ankylosauridae indet. Brown 1908 ornithischian
 Neornithischia - Ceratopsidae
Ceratopsidae indet. Marsh 1888 ceratopsid
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Hadrosauridae indet. Cope 1869 hadrosaurid
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet.1 crocodilian
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
Alligatorinae indet. Cuvier 1807 crocodilian
 Squamata -
cf. Paraderma bogerti Estes 1964 squamates
Varanoidea indet. Gray 1827 squamates
 Squamata - Helodermatidae
Helodermatidae indet. Gray 1837 squamates
 Squamata - Anguidae
cf. Odaxosaurus piger Gilmore 1928 squamates
 Squamata - Chamopsiidae
Socognathus unicuspis Gao and Fox 1991 lizard
 Choristodera -
Champsosaurus sp. Cope 1876 choristodere
 Theriiformes - Marsupialia
 Didelphimorphia - Alphadontidae
Turgidodon praesagus2 Russell 1952 marsupial
Turgidodon russelli2 Fox 1979 marsupial
 Allotheria -
Multituberculata indet.2 Cope 1884 multituberculate
 Multituberculata -
Cimexomys sp.2 Sloan and Van Valen 1965 multituberculate
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
"plant debris"