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Cedar Lake (Legg collection) (Cretaceous of Canada)

Also known as Canadian amber

Where: Manitoba, Canada (53.5° N, 100.6° W: paleocoordinates 58.0° N, 62.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Campanian (84.9 - 70.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: original chitin, amber

Collected by William M. Legg in 1940; reposited in the MCZ

Collection methods: surface (float)

• Formerly at Princeton; donated to MCZ in 1953

Primary reference: K. W. Cooper. 1964. The first fossil tardigrade: Beorn leggi Cooper, from Cretaceous amber. Psyche 71:41-48 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 182534: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 05.11.2016

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