Kennecott Point (Jurassic of Canada)

Where: British Columbia, Canada (53.9° N, 133.2° W: paleocoordinates 0.2° N, 128.0° W)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Canadensis zone, Sandilands Formation, Sinemurian (199.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• ichthyosaur slab is from near a "lithologically identical" bed with ammonites

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siltstone and sandstone

• siltstone, sandstone, and some limestone with infrequent thin tuff beds

Primary reference: S. S. Dennison, P. L. Smith, and H. W. Tipper. 1990. An Early Jurassic ichthyosaur from the Sandilands Formation, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia. Journal of Paleontology 64(5):850-853 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 4884: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 28.08.1999

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Taxonomic list

• apparently no other taxa are present
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Psiloceratidae
Badouxia cf. columbiae Frebold 1967 ammonite
rare
 Ammonitida - Arietitidae
Vermiceras sp., "Metophioceras cf. rursicostatum" = Paracaloceras rursicostatum
Vermiceras sp. ammonite
abundant
"Metophioceras cf. rursicostatum" = Paracaloceras rursicostatum Frebold 1967 ammonite
abundant
Reptilia
 Ichthyosauria - Ichthyosauridae
Ichthyosaurus sp. Koenig 1818 ichthyosaur