Wasson Bluff, site J (Jurassic of Canada)

Where: Nova Scotia, Canada (45.4° N, 64.2° W: paleocoordinates 27.4° N, 13.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: McCoy Brook Formation (Meriden Group), Early/Lower Hettangian (201.3 - 196.5 Ma)

• "fish bed"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; intraclastic sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: N. H. Shubin, P. E. Olsen, and H.-D. Sues. 1994. Early Jurassic small tetrapods from the McCoy Brook Formation of Nova Scotia, Canada. In N. C. Fraser & H.-D. Sues (eds.), In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs: Early Mesozoic Tetrapods. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 242-250 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 74210: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 30.07.2007, edited by Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
cf. Hybodus sp. Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
Actinopteri
 Palaeonisciformes - Redfieldiidae
? Redfieldiidae indet. Hutchinson 1973
 Semionotiformes - Semionotidae
aff. Semionotus sp. Agassiz 1843
Reptilia
 Ornithischia -
Ornithischia indet. Seeley 1888 ornithischian