North of Midland (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as North of the Bad River

Where: Haakon County, South Dakota (44.1° N, 101.2° W: paleocoordinates 44.1° N, 101.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• probably "Late Pleistocene.. from the highest of several terraces in the area and the oldest possible dating is Iowan" but "Illinoian" = middle Pleistocene according to Green 1962

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; unlithified sandstone

• "sand and gravel deposit" with "cross-bedding" but from a "poorly sorted, uncemented fluviatile sand and gravel with little clay and no pebbles much over one inch in diameter" sand" according to Green 1962

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by E. L. Tuning in 1958; reposited in the SDSM

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying,

• "uncovered during quarry operations"

Primary reference: M. Green and H. Martin. 1960. Bison latifrons in South Dakota. Journal of Paleontology 34(3):548-550 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 74364: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 05.08.2007

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bison latifrons Harlan 1825 bison