Permo-Triassic Vertebrates from Axel Heiberg and Ellesmere Islands, Northwest Territories.

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, fossils, archaeology, species diversity, species distribution

Principal Investigator: Gardner, James D. (1)
Licence Number: 12719
Organization: University of Alberta
Licensed Year(s): 1994
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: B.A. LePage, T. Ogawa

Objective(s): To provide new information on the osteology, taxonomy, and systematics of these fossil animals and will aid in examining past global patterns of diversity and distribution.

Project Description: The researcher will examine the following geological localities and units: Sabine Bay (Permian) and Heiberg (Triassic) formations, northern Axel Heiberg Island and Blind Fiord, Blaa Mountain, and Heiberg and Sabine Bay and Svartevaeg formations, east- central Ellesmere Island. At each fossil site the researcher will record relevant stratigraphic and sedimentological information and collect representative fossils for examination.