Vertebrate remains have been recovered from two horizons in late Cretaceous strata along the east bank of the Anderson River at latitude 69 °N. The lower horizon has produced a fauna very similar to that of the Niobrara Chalk in western Kansas, including mosasaurs, plesiosaurs, and abundant toothed birds. The upper horizon has yielded a moderately short-necked plesiosaur of cimoliasaurian affinities. These vertebrates lived in or near a strait linking the Arctic Ocean with the interior sea in very late Cretaceous time.

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