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  BC Hornby Island
  Canada

Added:
december 2013
Last Modified:
december 2013

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Location description

On Hornby Island fossils are found from the Northumberland Formation from the Campanian to the lower Maastrichtian, part of the upper Cretaceous. The fossils are mainly found in concretions in the gray shales.

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Directions

Hornby Island is located in the southwest of Brittish Columbia. The best place to search is the foreshore at low tide at Collishaw Point in the northwest of Hornby Island.
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Finds

Ammonites, bivalves, gastropods, shark teeth (several dozen species are known from here), crabs. A new species of Pterosaur was found here: Gwawinapterus beardi. Bones of vertebrates such as Mosasaur are rare.

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