Cape Deceit (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Northwest Arctic County, Alaska (66.6° N, 161.9° W: paleocoordinates 66.7° N, 161.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Cape Deceit Formation, Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: R. D. Guthrie and J. V. Matthews, Jr. 1971. The Cape Deceit fauna—Early pleistocene mammalian assemblage from the Alaskan arctic. Quaternary Research 1(4):474-510 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

PaleoDB collection 20277: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Vitavitus cf. thulius2 Kissinger 1973 snout beetle
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Lasiopodomys deceitensis1 Guthrie and Matthews 1971 vole
Phenacomys deeringensis1 Guthrie and Matthews 1971 vole
Lemmus cf. sibiricus Ognev 1947 Siberian brown lemming
Predicrostonyx hopkinsi Guthrie and Matthews 1971 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilus sp.1 Cuvier 1825 ground squirrel
Marmota sp. Frisch 1775 marmot
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Ochotona whartoni Guthrie and Matthews 1971 pika
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Sorex sp. Linnaeus 1758 long-tailed shrew
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis sp. Linnaeus 1758 canine
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervus cf. elaphus Linnaeus 1758 red deer
Rangifer sp. Hamilton-Smith 1827 reindeer