Wapiti Formation

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Wapiti Formation
Stratigraphic range: Late Cretaceous
Type Geological formation
Location
Region North America

The Wapiti Formation is a geological formation in northwestern Alberta, Canada whose strata date back to the Late Cretaceous. Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.[1] The Wapiti Formation does not produce many fossils due to limited surface exposure and accessibility, although two Pachyrhinosaurus bone beds have been productive.[2]

Vertebrate paleofauna[edit]

Dinosaurs of the Wapiti Formation
Genus Species Location Stratigraphic position Abundance Description Images

Albertosaurus[1]

Indeterminate[1]

Pachyrhinosaurus[1]

Indeterminate[1]

Saurornitholestes[1]

Indeterminate[1]

Troodon[1]

Indeterminate[1]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Late Cretaceous, North America)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 574-588. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.
  2. ^ "Introduction," Ryan and Russel (2001); page 281.

References[edit]

  • Ryan, M. J., and Russell, A. P., 2001. Dinosaurs of Alberta (exclusive of Aves): In: Mesozoic Vertebrate Life, edited by Tanke, D. H., and Carpenter, K., Indiana University Press, pp. 279–297.