Dinosaur Park Formation

The Dinosaur Park Formation is the uppermost member of the Judith River Group, a major geologic unit in southern Alberta. It was laid down over a period of time between about 76.5 and 75 million years ago. The formation is made up of deposits of a high-sinuosity (anastomosing) fluvial system, and is capped by the Lethbridge Coal Beds. The formation is bounded by the Oldman Formation below it and the marine Bearpaw Formation above it (Eberth, 2005).

It is known for the dense concentrations of dinosaur skeletons, both articulated and disarticulated, that are found there. However, other animals such as fish, turtles, and crocodilians are also abundant in the formation. The formation has been named after Dinosaur Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Read more about Dinosaur Park Formation:  Biostratigraphy, Amphibians (Gardner, 2005), Fish, Invertebrates (Johnston and Hendy, 2005), Mammals (Fox, 2005)

Other articles related to "dinosaur, dinosaur park formation, parks, park, dinosaurs":

Procheneosaurus
... Procheneosaurus (meaning "before the goose lizard ") is a disused genus of hadrosaur dinosaur, based on small skulls with low domes in front of the eyes ... a skeleton and skull from the late Campanian-age Upper Cretaceous Dinosaur Park Formation of Alberta, Canada ... praeceps, was described by Parks in 1931 for a skull from the Dinosaur Park Formation, but it was first coined as a species of Tetragonosaurus ...
Lambeosaurus - Discovery and History - New Species and Procheneosaurs
... altidens, a left upper jaw (GSC 1092) from the Dinosaur Park Formation described by Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1902 ... photograph of a skeleton at the American Museum of Natural History, from the Dinosaur Park Formation (AMNH 5340) ... Parks believed that the procedure and description were inadequate for the name to be considered valid, and to address the situation, he coined the genus ...
Hadrosaurs - Paleobiology - Reproduction - In The Dinosaur Park Formation
... described eggshell and hatchling material from the Dinosaur Park Formation of Dinosaur Provincial Park ... Eggshell is rare in the Park, being present in only two microfossil sites, both of which are predominated by the preserved shells of invertebrate life ... suggesting that the material did not originate far from their final burial place in the Park ...
Parasaurolophus - Paleoecology
... Parasaurolophus walkeri, from the Dinosaur Park Formation, was a member of a diverse and well-documented fauna of prehistoric animals, including well-known dinosaurs such as the horned Centrosaurus and ... The Dinosaur Park Formation is interpreted as a low-relief setting of rivers and floodplains that became more swampy and influenced by marine conditions over time as ... Some of the less common hadrosaurs in the Dinosaur Park Formation of Dinosaur Provincial Park, such as Parasaurolophus, may represent the remains of ...

Famous quotes containing the words formation and/or park:

    That for which Paul lived and died so gloriously; that for which Jesus gave himself to be crucified; the end that animated the thousand martyrs and heroes who have followed his steps, was to redeem us from a formal religion, and teach us to seek our well-being in the formation of the soul.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Mrs. Mirvan says we are not to walk in [St. James’s] Park again next Sunday ... because there is better company in Kensington Gardens; but really, if you had seen how every body was dressed, you would not think that possible.
    Frances Burney (1752–1840)