south of Taffy Creek (Bearpaw) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Dog Creek

Where: Fergus County, Montana (47.6° N, 109.4° W: paleocoordinates 54.7° N, 75.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bearpaw Shale Formation (Montana Group), Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shale

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by C. H. Sternberg & C. M. Sternberg in 1914

Primary reference: C. H. Sternberg. 1915. Evidence proving that the Belly River beds of Alberta are equivalent with the Judith River beds of Montana. Science 42(1073):131-133 [M. Carrano/H. Street]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 107428: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Hallie Street on 08.04.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Clidastes sp. Cope 1868 mosasaur
mandibles, teeth, and many vertebrae
 Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae
Cimoliasaurus sp. Leidy 1851 elasmosaur