Hesquiat (Eocene of Canada)

Also known as Hesquiat Point

Where: British Columbia, Canada (49.4° N, 126.5° W: paleocoordinates 42.7° N, 109.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• lower Refugian; Jeletzky's "Division C" of Unit 2 of the Tertiary beds of the Hesquiat Peninsula

Environment/lithology: marine; siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the GSC

Primary reference: B. J. Welton. 1974. Heptranchias howellii (Reed, 1946) (Selachii: Hexanchidae) in the Eocene of the United States and British Columbia. PaleoBios 17:1-15 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 126111: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 30.03.2012, edited by Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Synechodontiformes - Orthacodontidae
"Orthacodus sp." = Sphenodus
"Orthacodus sp." = Sphenodus Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
"Heptranchias howellii" = Heptranchias howelli
"Heptranchias howellii" = Heptranchias howelli Reed 1946 sevengill shark