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Sikanni Chief River (Triassic of Canada)

Where: British Columbia, Canada (57.3° N, 123.0° W: paleocoordinates 35.2° N, 53.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Epigondolella postera conodont zone, Pardonet Formation, Alaunian (215.6 - 212.0 Ma)

• Also listed: "Mesohemavatites columbianus ammonite zone, middle Norian, Upper Triassic"

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; lithified, silty, carbonaceous limestone and lithified, condensed, black, calcareous shale

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the TMP

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: E. L. Nicholls and M. Manabe. 2004. Giant ichthyosaurs of the Triassic - a new species of Shonisaurus from the Pardonet Formation (Norian: Late Triassic) of British Columbia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(4):838-849 [M. Carrano/H. Street] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 97843: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Hallie Street on 31.08.2010, edited by Matthew Clapham

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