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An ornithischian dinosaur from the Sustut Basin, north-central British Columbia, Canada

Victoria M. Arbour and Milton C. Graves
An ornithischian dinosaur from the Sustut Basin, north-central British Columbia, Canada
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences = Revue Canadienne des Sciences de la Terre (April 2008) 45 (4): 457-463

Abstract

Dinosaur bones were discovered in 1971 during uranium exploration in the Sustut Basin, northern British Columbia, Canada. These bones have more recently been prepared and described and represent an indeterminate cerapodan dinosaur. Although dinosaur bones have been reported from British Columbia before now, this specimen represents their earliest recorded discovery from the province. The bones were collected from loose blocks in a talus slope, near the intersection of Birdflat Creek and the Sustut River. They are encased in hard siltstone that shares characteristics with adjacent outcrops of the Upper Cretaceous Brothers Peak Formation. Bones collected include the right humerus, right radius, the distal portion of the right tibia and fibula, two right pedal phalanges, including two unguals, and several unidentifiable fragments.


ISSN: 0008-4077
EISSN: 1480-3313
Coden: CJESAP
Serial Title: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences = Revue Canadienne des Sciences de la Terre
Serial Volume: 45
Serial Issue: 4
Title: An ornithischian dinosaur from the Sustut Basin, north-central British Columbia, Canada
Affiliation: Dalhousie University, Department of Earth Sciences, Halifax, NS, Canada
Pages: 457-463
Published: 200804
Text Language: English
Summary Language: French
Publisher: National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
References: 35
Accession Number: 2008-108322
Categories: Vertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: 1 plate, 1 table, sketch maps
N55°00'00" - N57°00'00", W130°30'00" - W125°00'00"
Country of Publication: Canada
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200839
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