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Wapiti Lake (Triassic of Canada)

Where: British Columbia, Canada (54.5° N, 121.7° W: paleocoordinates 25.7° N, 34.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Vega-Phroso Siltstone Member (Sulphur Mountain Formation), Smithian (251.3 - 247.2 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: transition zone or lower shoreface; brown siltstone

• "This member is interpreted as having been deposited in a restricted, relatively

•deep-water environment, although some evidence indicates that at times deposition may have been above active wave base (Gibson 1975)"

• The Vega-Phoroso Member of the Sulphur Mountain Formation (Gibson 1972, 1975) consists of Baggy weathering shale at its base that intertongues with, and is overlain by, a sequence of rusty brown siltstones."

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: D. Brinkman. 1988. A Weigeltisaurid Reptile from the Lower Triassic of British Columbia. Palaeontology 31(4):951-955 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 85452: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 21.12.2008

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