Fleming Fjord Formation

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Fleming Fjord Formation
Stratigraphic range: Upper Triassic, Norian to Rhaetian
Type Geological formation
Unit of Scoresby Land Group
Underlies Kap Stewart Group
Overlies Gipsdalen Formation
Area 3,000 sq km
Thickness 200–300 m
Location
Region East Greenland
Type section
Named for Fleming Fjord

The Fleming Fjord Formation is an Upper Triassic geological formation in the northeastern coast of Jameson Land, Greenland.

It is of Norian to Rhaetian age and is subdivided into three members; at the base the Edderfugledal Member, followed by the Malmros Klint Member with the Ørsted Dal Member at the top. It was deposited in a large shallow to ephemeral lake.[1]

Vertebrate fauna[edit]

The fauna of Fleming Fjord includes:[2]

Dinosaurs of the Fleming Fjord Formation[6] auria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 518–521. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.</ref>
Taxa Presence Notes Images

Genus:

  1. Plateosaurus longiceps

Suborder:

  1. Indeterminate remains.
  2. Tracks.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clemmensen, L.B.; Kent, D.V.; Jenkins, F.A.,Jr. (1998). "A Late Triassic lake system in East Greenland: facies, depositional cycles and palaeoclimate" (PDF). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. Elsevier. 140: 135–159. doi:10.1016/s0031-0182(98)00043-1. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Clemmensen, L. B., Milàn J., Adolfssen J. S., Estrup E. J., Frobøse N., Klein N., Mateus O., & Wings O. (2016). The vertebrate-bearing Late Triassic Fleming Fjord Formation of central East Greenland revisited: stratigraphy, palaeoclimate and new palaeontological data. Geological Society, London, Special Publications. 434(1), 31-47.
  3. ^ Marzola, M., Mateus O., Shubin N. H., & Clemmensen L. B. (2017). Cyclotosaurus naraserluki, sp. nov., a new Late Triassic cyclotosaurid (Amphibia, Temnospondyli) from the Fleming Fjord Formation of the Jameson Land Basin (East Greenland). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. e1303501., 2017
  4. ^ Hansen, B. B., Milàn J., Clemmensen L. B., Adolfssen J. S., Estrup E. J., Klein N., Mateus O., & Wings O. (2016). Coprolites from the Late Triassic Kap Stewart Formation, Jameson Land, East Greenland: morphology, classification and prey inclusions. Geological Society, London, Special Publications. 434(1), 49-69.
  5. ^ Klein, H., Milàn J., Clemmensen L. B., Frobøse N., Mateus O., Klein N., Adolfssen J. S., Estrup E. J., & Wings O. (2016). Archosaur footprints (cf. Brachychirotherium) with unusual morphology from the Upper Triassic Fleming Fjord Formation (Norian–Rhaetian) of East Greenland. Geological Society, London, Special Publications. 434(1), 71-85.
  6. ^ Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Late Triassic, North America)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinos