Fossill Collection

Specimen Description:

Femur
CardID:
1029
Last Modified:
2012-04-05 11:18:03
LastEditor:
Joseph Hatcher
Accession Num:
B.2010.01.04
Prev Nums:
None
Department:
Vertebrate Paleontology
Collector:
Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
CollectionName:
Research
DateCollected:
2010-08-27 00:00:00
Remarks:
Information is based on visual and physcial observation of the specimen.
Qty:
1
QtyReplicates:
0
SpecimenDesc:
Femur
AcquisitionMode:
Quarry Collection
AccessionDate:
2010-09-09 00:00:00
CurrentOwner:
Province of Manitoba
DepositorName:
Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
Credit:
Joseph Hatcher, Katya Slater-Szirom, Keiichi Aotsuka
tPhylum:
Chordata
tClass:
Aves
tOrder:
Hesperornithiformes
tFamily:
Hesperornithidae
tCommonName:
Bird, Hesperornis
dUnits:
cm
dWidth:
5.4
dHeight:
3.1
dLength:
9.5
dRemarks:
Measurements were made using a set of hand held calipers.
dCurrentCondition:
Good
dDate:
2010-09-09 00:00:00
dIdentifier:
Joseph Hatcher
gGeoPeriod:
Cretaceous
gEpoch:
Campanian
gAge:
Late Cretaceous
gMa:
80 - 83
gFormation:
Pierre Shale
gMember:
Pembina - first oldest shale horizon
gHorizon:
Pembina Shale H1
stPermLocBuilding:
Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
stPermLocRoom:
Canada
stPermLocDrawer:
D-0940
stLocDate:
2012-03-27 00:00:00
stComponentLoc:
D-0940
stStatus:
stored
oContinent:
North America
oCountry:
Canada
oOcean:
Western Interior Seaway
oProvince:
Manitoba
oLocation:
Manitoba Escarpment
oMineQuarry:
04
AssociatedSpecimens:
M.2010.01.04 not collected
cDateCatalogued:
2010-09-09 00:00:00
Cataloguer:
Joseph Hatcher
CatRemarks:
This bird femur was discovered on 27 August 2010 during the Morden Corn and Apple Festival CFDC public dig tours to Mount Nebo. At the excavation site of mosasaur specimen M.2010.01.04, a family early in the morning tour discovered and excavated this complete Hesperornis femur from the first Pembina shale horizon, in-situ with the mosasaur.
References:
AOTSUKA, K. 2012. Description of the Hesperornithiformes (Aves: Ornithurae) from the Upper Cretaceous Pierre Shale in Southern Manitoba, Canada. Tokya Gakugei University, M.Sc. Thesis, M10-1828, p14.
Publications:
AOTSUKA, K. 2012. Description of the Hesperornithiformes (Aves: Ornithurae) from the Upper Cretaceous Pierre Shale in Southern Manitoba, Canada. Tokya Gakugei University, M.Sc. Thesis, M10-1828, pp.ii-95.
sQuarryNum:
4
sSiteName:
Mount Nebo
sMapReference:
SW 1/4 Sec. 18-T4-R7
sGPS:
N 49.29886º W 98.27041º
sArea:
Pembina shale, old mine pit
sElevation:
1,291 feet
sSiteMap:
N/A
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