Fossill Collection

Specimen Description:

Approximately 65% complete skeleton of a short-necked plesiosaur
CardID:
157
Last Modified:
2012-02-15 10:39:10
LastEditor:
Joseph Hatcher
Accession Num:
P.04.01.15
Prev Nums:
None
Department:
Vertebrate Paleontology
Collector:
Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
CollectionName:
Research
DateCollected:
2004-06-27 00:00:00
Remarks:
First major find since 1985, one field jacket is still being worked on. All material has not been prepared yet.
Qty:
1
QtyReplicates:
0
SpecimenDesc:
Approximately 65% complete skeleton of a short-necked plesiosaur
AcquisitionMode:
Quarry Collection
AccessionDate:
2004-09-24 00:00:00
CurrentOwner:
Province of Manitoba
DepositorName:
Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
Credit:
Anita -Maria Janzic, Michel Messier, Joe Brown
tPhylum:
Chordata
tClass:
Reptilia
tOrder:
Plesiosauria
tFamily:
Polycotylidae
tCommonName:
"Betsy", Plesiosaur
tRemarks:
Research is currently being conducted by Tomaki Sato, Steve Cumbaa and Anita Janzic to correctly identify the specimen and its contents.
dRemarks:
Currently not described
dCurrentCondition:
Preservation is very good to poor.
dDate:
2007-12-11 00:00:00
dIdentifier:
Joseph Hatcher
gGeoPeriod:
Cretaceous
gEpoch:
Campanian
gAge:
Late Cretaceous
gMa:
~ 80
gFormation:
Pierre Shale
gMember:
Pembina
gHorizon:
Unknown
gMineralAssoc:
None at this time
stPermLocBuilding:
Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
stPermLocRoom:
Collections Room
stPermLocShelf:
21-4
stPermLocDrawer:
D-1013 - D-1023, & D-0232 - D-0236, D-0987
stPermLocCabinet
Main Storage Unit
stLocDate:
2011-01-21 00:00:00
stComponentLoc:
Shelf 21-4 * Skull material in Drawer 987 *See Cataloguer's Remarks for items currently On Display
stStatus:
stored
oContinent:
North America
oCountry:
Canada
oOcean:
Western Interior Seaway
oProvince:
Manitoba
oLocation:
Manitoba Escarpment
oMineQuarry:
15
AssociatedSpecimens:
None at this time, however stomach contents are associated with the specimen and will be included once extracted and catalogued
cDateCatalogued:
2007-07-24 00:00:00
Cataloguer:
Anita -Maria Janzic, Joseph Hatcher
CatRemarks:
The following Items are currently On Display: Ejecta Sample (19 Vertebrae) from Vials in Prep Lab, Ejecta Sample (3 Teeth) from Vials in Prep Lab, Two (2) Red Boxes of "Betsy" Teeth from D-1013, Fossilized Stomach Contents surrounding Rib from D-1016, Two (2) Ribs from D-1013, Two (2) Ribs from D-1017 (#15 and #16 Ribs), Three (3) Vertebrae from D-1020.
References:
NICHOLLS, E.L. 1989. Marine Vertebrates of the Pembina Member of the Pierre Shale (Campanian, Upper Cretaceous) of Manitoba and their Significance to the Biogeography of the Western Interior Seaway. University of Calgary, pp. ii-317.
Publications:
HATCHER, J., and J.D. BAMBURAK. 2010. Stratigraphic correlation of multiple bentonite horizons from the Upper Cretaceous Pierre Shale (Pembina Member) of Manitoba (part of NTS 62G1, 2); in Report of Activities 2010, Manitoba Innovation, Energy, and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 178-185. JANZIC, A. 2007. A New Short-Necked Plesiosaur From the Pierre Shale Formation of Manitoba. Abstracts and Field Manual, 2007 Manitoba Paleontology Seminar, Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, p. ii. Wojna, L. 2007. Bathroom Book of Manitoba Trivia; Weird, Wacky and Wild. Blue Bike Books, page 151. JANZIC, A. 2006. A Preliminary Analysis of Stomach Contents from a New Polycotylid Plesiosaur. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, (26) Supplement to Number 3, pp. 81A.
sQuarryNum:
15
sSiteName:
West Cox
sMapReference:
NW 1/4 Sec. 26-T4-R7
sGPS:
N 49.33686º W 98.30910º
sArea:
North Field
sElevation:
1,325 feet
sSiteMap:
See Field Notes tab
sNotes:
All field notes for the past 3 seasons are maintained within the Site Folder. Some have been scanned and included under the Field Notes tab.
imageID:
763
DateTaken:
2008-12-23
Classification:
specimen
Photographer:
Keiichi Aotsuka
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