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An early Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) sturgeon (Acipenseriformes) from the Dunvegan Formation, northwestern Alberta, Canada

Matthew J. Vavrek, Alison M. Murray and Phil R. Bell
An early Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) sturgeon (Acipenseriformes) from the Dunvegan Formation, northwestern Alberta, Canada
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences = Revue Canadienne des Sciences de la Terre (July 2014) 51 (7): 677-681

Abstract

A recent survey of the middle Cenomanian Dunvegan Formation along the Peace River, Alberta, has yielded a partial skull of a large acipenseriform fish. The fossil was from an animal approximately 5 m in length, based on comparisons with living relatives. Though incomplete, this represents an important record of mid-Cretaceous fish from northern North America, as formations of this age are virtually unexplored in northern regions. This fossil is the oldest acipenserid from North America, and one of the most northerly known.


ISSN: 0008-4077
EISSN: 1480-3313
Coden: CJESAP
Serial Title: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences = Revue Canadienne des Sciences de la Terre
Serial Volume: 51
Serial Issue: 7
Title: An early Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) sturgeon (Acipenseriformes) from the Dunvegan Formation, northwestern Alberta, Canada
Affiliation: Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Initiative, Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, Clairmont, AB, Canada
Pages: 677-681
Published: 201407
Text Language: English
Publisher: National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
References: 40
Accession Number: 2014-058231
Categories: Vertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch map
N56°16'00" - N56°16'00", W119°01'60" - W119°01'60"
Secondary Affiliation: University of Alberta, CAN, CanadaUniversity of New England, AUS, Australia
Country of Publication: Canada
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Canadian Science Publishing, NRC Research Press, Ottawa, ON, Canada. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201431
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