Occurrence record: CMNFV:CMNFV 40762

FossilSpecimen of Hesperornis Marsh, 1872 recorded on 1987


Data resource Canadian Museum of Nature Fossil Vertebrate Collection
Institution code Canadian Museum of Nature
Supplied institution code "CMN"
Collection code Canadian Museum of Nature Fossil Vertebrate Collection
Catalog number CMNFV 40762
Occurrence ID 9e98471d-cb80-b804-68a7-6944ed6f4a94
Basis of record Fossil specimen
Preparations fossil
Collector Burden, E. Elliott|Sparkes, K.
Supplied as "Burden, Dr. Elliott; Sparkes, K."
Individual count 1
License CC-BY
Supplied as http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode
Rightsholder Canadian Museum of Nature
Dataset name Fossil Vertebrate
Language eng
Information withheld Specific locality information may be withheld
Bibliographic citation cf Hesperornis (CMNFV 40762)
Dynamic properties { "geologicAge" : "Cretaceous (Kanguk Fm.)"}
Occurrence remarks partial limb bone
Occurrence status present
Institution ID http://biocol.org/urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34935
Collection code CMNFV
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided


Collecting date 1987
Date precision Day
Verbatim event date 1987


Scientific name Hesperornis Marsh, 1872
Supplied scientific name "cf Hesperornis"
Taxon rank genus
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Family Hesperornithidae
Genus Hesperornis
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Higher taxon match
The match is based on the higher level classification.
Name parse type informal


Country Canada
State / Province Nunavut
County Bylot I.

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Type PhysicalObject

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