Surface marked only by slightly sinuous lines of growth. Frontals forming part of anterior margin of superior temporal fenestrae. The P, is larger and higher than the P 2 ; the protoconid is similar in shape but a little more robust. Surface marked by very fine concentric striae. Geological Survey at the time, he classified the Lance Formation as Eocene? Occurrences are more numerous in the eastern part of the region, from Willow Bunch to Big Muddy Lake. Physa canadensis Whiteaves Figs.

Geo- logical Report of Progress for the year Some creodonts have it e. Viviparus trochiformis Meek and Hayden Fig. West side of valley, south of south end of Big Muddy Lake. His report includes a number of detailed sections of Ravenscrag beds along the southern margin of the Cypress Hills. Spire elongate, pointed; volutions six or seven, convex, especially the later whorls, with rounded shoulder and impressed suture; body whorl may be slightly flattened near aperture, with a sub- angular periphery. All manuscripts considered for publication are subject to the scrutiny and editorial policies of the Life Sciences Editorial Board, and to review by persons other than Museum staff who are authorities in the particular field involved.

Sphaerium jormosum Meek and HaydengscCalf Creek, both valves, external view, x 4. Posterior nares well within pterygoids, separated from posterior margin of these bones. The large teeth of the sub- marginal row occlude in pits in the opposing jaw.

I follow McLearn Fraser et al. Only one Lioplacodes limnaeiformis has been found in Cretaceous rocks. Aperture broad, somewhat rhombic in outline. Campeloma nebrascense whitei Russell Fig. Surface marked by lines of growth and very fine revolving striae; third and fourth whorls usually with a pair of poorly defined revolving ridges. Presumably the latter is equivalent to some part of the Raven- scrag Formation.


Also, a simple typographic error in a num- ber can make it completely erroneous, whereas in a name it can usually be recognized as such and disregarded. ravenscray

The following species are identified by mii Plesielliptio priscus Meek and Hayden Fig. How- ever, the distinctive nature of the majority of the two groups makes a familial separation as logical as for the Canidae and Ursidae.

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The change from the grey to the buff facies occurs about 60 ft 18 m above the No. Aperture ovoid; inner lip with callus. Army Engineer Corps guided us to important Cretaceous and Tertiary mammal localities. Here also is exposed the Willow- bunch Member of the buff facies, kaolinized sand and clay about ft m above the No. The non-marine molluscs of the Tongue River Formation, well described and figured by Meekinclude nearly all of the species that occur in the Ravenscrag, and this fauna con- tinues into the overlying Sentinel Butte Formation.

The Tongue River rocks are predominantly buff and light grey clayey sandstones and sandy or ben- tonitic clays.

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Introduction Correlation of the Upper Cretaceous and Tertiary favenscrag of southern Alberta and Saskatchewan with those of Montana and North Dakota has been the broad theme of my field work from to Vivipara Leai, Meek and Hayden, a: Jones of Eastend, who showed it to me. Dorsal margin broadly convex, nearly straight in front; ventral margin broadly convex; extremities rounded, anterior somewhat abruptly.

Surface marked by numerous lines of growth, fine re- volving striae, and on typical specimens revolving rows of minute pits. No additional specimens of this species have been found in ravenscragg years. Until diagnostic fossils are found above the Ardley coal serids I propose that the top of the Scollard be drawn at this seam. Hinge plate narrow; two wedge-shaped pseu- docardinal teeth on left valve; one peg-like pseudocardinal on right valve; lateral teeth slender and posteriorly placed, probably two on left and one on right valve.


For present purposes it is sedies only to describe the main features, particularly the important changes in the sequences and the principal horizon markers. In the latter area the natural exposures have been sup- plemented by extensive strip-mining for coal.

Viviparus retusus, Meek, Hydrobia anthonyi, Henderson, If this is a southeastern extension of the Willowbunch Member, it is of interest that it lies near the Ravnscrag River contact, rather than feet or more above the grey-buff transition, as in adjacent Saskatchewan. Grey facies, over ft 30 m below Willowbunch Member.

Big Muddy Valley composite.

Only if a seam can be traced continuously, or if it can be identified by its relationship to other horizons, can it be relied upon as a stratigraphic marker. Physa canadensis, Russell, Massive sandstones low in these sections, regarded by me op. Davis was the first to introduce local Canadian names for the Sdries Cretaceous and Tertiary formations of southern Saskatchewan.

The supposed subspecies in the Edmonton Forma- tion, L.