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Swift Current Creek (Eocene of Canada)

Where: Saskatchewan, Canada (50.2° N, 107.6° W: paleocoordinates 52.8° N, 94.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cypress Hills Formation, Late/Upper Uintan (46.2 - 40.4 Ma)

• locality occurs "in the upper beds" of a 15 m section

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; sandstone and conglomerate

• environment of formation was "braided streams"
• "unconsolidated lens" in a formation of "sands, gravels, and conglomerates and sandstones with calcareous cement"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, surface (float), sieve,

Primary reference: J. E. Storer. 1984. Mammals of the Swift Current Creek Local Fauna (Eocene: Uintan), Saskatchewan. Natural History Contributions, Museum of Natural History, Regina 7:1-158 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 16626: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993

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