Fleming Fjord Formation

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

Fleming Fjord Formation
Stratigraphic range: Norian–Rhaetian
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Tracks of large sauropod of the Fleming Fjord Formation
TypeGeological formation
Unit ofScoresby Land Group
Sub-unitsEdderfugledal Member, Malmros Klint Member, Ørsted Dal Member
UnderliesKap Stewart Group
OverliesGipsdalen Formation
Area3,000 sq km
Thickness200–300 m
Location
RegionEast Greenland
Country Greenland
ExtentJameson Land
Type section
Named forFleming Fjord

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 faunaEdit

The fauna of Fleming Fjord includes:[2]

Dinosaurs of the Fleming Fjord Formation[7] 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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Lallensack, JN, Klein H, Milàn J, Wings O, Mateus O, Clemmensen LB. 2017. Sauropodomorph dinosaur trackways from the Fleming Fjord Formation of East Greenland: Evidence for Late Triassic sauropods. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 62(4):833-843.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Late Triassic, North America)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinos