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Mosasaur coprolites from the Bearpaw Formation (Upper Cretaceous) of Saskatchewan, Canada
|Authors:||Hunt, Adrian P.; Lucas, Spencer G.|
|Author Affiliations:||Primary: |
Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum, Everett, WA, United States
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, United States
|Volume Title:||Fossil Record 6|
|Volume Authors:||Lucas, Spencer G., editor; Sullivan, Robert M.|
|Source:||Fossil Record 6, edited by Spencer G. Lucas and Robert M. Sullivan. Bulletin - New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Vol.79, p.271-275. Publisher: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque, NM, United States. ISSN: 1524-4156|
|Note:||In English. 27 refs.; illus., incl. 1 plate|
|Summary:||Coprolites of marine reptiles were first described in the early nineteenth century. During the 1980s, coprolites were found in the Bearpaw Formation (Upper Cretaceous; upper Campanian) in southern Saskatchewan. Beechybromus wellschi igen. et isp. nov. is a coprolite that is elongate and sub-cylindrical with rounded cross section and is composed of up to 12 discoidal segments; the posterior termination is rounded, and the anterior consists of a triangular apex. It most probably pertains to a mosasaur. A partial specimen from Kansas may pertain to this ichnogenus. Segmented coprolites are typical of mosasaurs.|
|Subjects:||Bearpaw Formation; Campanian; Chordata; Coprolites; Cretaceous; Diapsida; Ichnofossils; Lacertilia; Lepidosauria; Mesozoic; Morphology; Mosasauridae; New taxa; Reptilia; Squamata; Taxonomy; Tetrapoda; Upper Campanian; Upper Cretaceous; Vertebrata; Canada; Saskatchewan; Western Canada; Beechy Member; Beechybromus wellschi; Wellsch Valley|
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