Abstract

Beginning in 1962 and extending to the present, Richard C. Fox and colleagues have named 87 species of fossil vertebrates (1 fish, 4 amphibians, 2 choristoderes, 12 lizards, 1 crocodile, 1 dinosaur, 2 “pelycosaurs”, 2 non-mammalian therapsids, and 62 mammals) and numerous new supraspecific taxa. Virtually all of these species continue to be accepted, although the higher-level assignments of several have been altered. The vast majority of the named species were founded on specimens, collected during the mid-1960s to early 2000s by field parties under Fox’s direction, from the Late Cretaceous (late Santonian to late Maastrichtian) and Paleocene of Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada, and that are housed at the University of Alberta Laboratory for Vertebrate Paleontology. Here we present (i) an annotated list of all fossil vertebrate species named by Richard Fox between 1962 and 2012, (ii) updated information on the stratigraphic nomenclature and age estimates for the eight localities in Alberta that yielded holotypes for all the Cretaceous mammal species named by Richard Fox from that province, and (iii) new photographs for the holotypes of the one non-mammalian therapsid and 43 Late Cretaceous and Paleocene mammal species named by Richard Fox before 1995.

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