Big Piney 3 (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as UCMP V-77064

Where: Sublette County, Wyoming (42.7° N, 110.1° W: paleocoordinates 47.7° N, 93.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: main body Member (Wasatch Formation), Wasatchian (55.8 - 50.3 Ma)

• "∼35 m below the contact of the Wasatch Formation with the Scheggs Bed of the Tipton Shale Member of the Green River Formation" and now assigned to the main body of the Wasatch Formation per Smith and Holroyd 2003.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the UCMP, USNM

Primary reference: P. D. Polly. 1996. The skeleton of Gazinocyon vulpeculus gen. et. comb nov. and the cladistic relationships of Hyaenodontidae (Eutheria, Mammalia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 16(2):303-319 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 15454: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 12.04.1997, edited by Patricia Holroyd and Terri Cleary

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• this is almost due N of Big Piney and west of the New Fork- Big Sandy area; Gazin's La Barge localities are S of Big Piney, except some about 12 mi due N on Muddy Creek that are referred to as "Red Buttes" or "Muddy Creek" elsewhere in the literature

•This locality previously referred to Knight Mbr. or LaBarge Mbr. but these rocks placed in main body of Wasatch Fm. by Roehler 1992.

unclassified
  -
Mollusca indet.1 Linnaeus 1758
Gnathostomata
  -
Reptilia
 Testudines -
Testudines indet.1 Batsch 1788 turtle
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet.1 crocodilian
 Squamata - Anguidae
cf. Eoglyptosaurus donohoei2 White 1952 squamates
UCMP 118364, partial anterior skeleton
 Squamata -
Mammalia
 Primates - Microsyopidae
Microsyops knightensis1 Gazin 1952 primate
 Primates - Omomyidae
Absarokius abbotti1 Loomis 1906 tarsier
 Primates - Notharctidae
Cantius sp.1 Simons 1962 primate
Cantius frugivorus1 Cope 1875 primate
 Rodentia - Ischyromyidae
Paramys copei1 Loomis 1907 rodent
 Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae
Eotitanops borealis1 Cope 1880 brontothere
Lambdotherium popoagicum1 Cope 1880 brontothere
 Perissodactyla -
Heptodon calciculus1 Cope 1880 odd-toed ungulate
entered as "Heptacodon calciculus"
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Hyracotherium venticolum" = Protorohippus venticolum1, "Hyracotherium index" = Minippus index1, Orohippus proteros1
"Hyracotherium venticolum" = Protorohippus venticolum1 Cope 1881 horse
"Hyracotherium index" = Minippus index1 Cope 1873 horse
Orohippus proteros1 Korth and Evander 1982 horse
 Ferae - Viverravidae
Viverravus lutosus1 Gazin 1952 placental
 Trogontia - Esthonychidae
Esthonyx sp.1 Cope 1874 tillodont
 Ungulata - Hyopsodontidae
Hyopsodus wortmani1 Osborn 1902 condylarth
 Ungulata - Homacodontidae
Hexacodus pelodes1 Gazin 1952 even-toed ungulate
 Ungulata - Diacodexeidae
Bunophorus macropternus1 Cope 1882 even-toed ungulate
Diacodexis sp.1 Cope 1882 even-toed ungulate
 Insectivora - Apatemyidae
Apatemys sp.1 Marsh 1872 insectivoran
 Hyaenodonta -
"Prolimnocyon elisabethae" = Prolimnocyon antiquus1
"Prolimnocyon elisabethae" = Prolimnocyon antiquus1 Matthew and Granger 1915 eutherian
entered as "Prolimnocyon elizabethae"
 Hyaenodonta - Hyaenodontidae
Gazinocyon vulpeculus Matthew and Granger 1915 eutherian