Feltz Ranch (Neogene of the United States)

Also known as Feldt Ranch

Where: Keith County, Nebraska (41.1° N, 101.7° W: paleocoordinates 41.5° N, 100.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Hemphillian (10.3 - 4.9 Ma)

• overlies ash dated at 8.0 +/- 0.7 Ma FT on glass

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by University of Kansas in 1931

Primary reference: M. R. Voorhies. 1990. Vertebrate biostratigraphy of the Ogallala Group in Nebraska. In T. C. Gustavson (ed.), Geologic Framework and Regional Hydrology: Upper Cenozoic Blackwater Draw and Ogallala Formations, Great Plains 115-151 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Marcot]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 18158: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 05.08.1992

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Taxonomic list

• original reference: Hesse 1935b

•"Hypolagus sp." listed by Hesse, but there are no lagomorphs in Voorhies' list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Paramicrotoscoptes hibbardi Martin 1975 mouse
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Dipoides sp.2 Jaeger 1835 beaver
confirmed unequivocally by Stirton 1935
 Rodentia - Mylagaulidae
Mylagaulidae indet.1 Cope 1881 rodent
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Lemoynea sp. Brown 1980 mole
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras fossiger Cope 1878 rhinoceros
presumably OK
Aphelops sp. Owen 1845 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Neohipparion sp.1 Gidley 1903 hipparionine horse
Equini indet.1 Quinn 1955 horse
Equini indet.1 Quinn 1955 horse
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Bassariscus ogallalae n. sp. Hibbard 1933 ringtail
see Hibbard 1933b
 Carnivora - Canidae
Epicyon sp.3 Leidy 1858 bone-crushing dog
p. 22: replaces "Osteoborus or Aelurodon" of Hesse; no canids in Voorhies' list
 Carnivora - Felidae
Felidae indet. Gray 1821 cat
"Felis sp.?" of Hesse 1935b
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Gomphotheriidae indet. Hay 1922 gomphothere
probably the amebelodontine reported by Barbour and Hibbard 1941
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Tayassuinae indet.1 Palmer 1897 peccary
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Megatylopus sp. Matthew and Cook 1909 camel
 Ungulata - Gelocidae
Pseudoceras sp. Frick 1937 ruminant