Potala Bonanza (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as USGS Loc. D-1454, 1460

Where: Washakie County, Wyoming (44.0° N, 108.0° W: paleocoordinates 48.7° N, 90.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Willwood Formation, Wasatchian (55.8 - 50.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Reposited in the USGS

Primary reference: T. M. Bown, K. D. Rose, E. L. Simons and S. L. Wing. 1994. Distribution and stratigraphic correlation of upper Paleocene and lower Eocene fossil mammal and plant localities of the Fort Union, Willwood, and Tatman formations, southern Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 1540:1-103 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 15573: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993

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Taxonomic list

• placed in Bown section by Bown et al.
USGS D-1460Q (see) is NOT at the same level
 Cimolesta - Coryphodontidae
Coryphodon sp. Owen 1845 pantodont
 Leptictida - Leptictidae
Prodiacodon tauricinerei Jepsen 1930 eutherian
 Primates - Microsyopidae
Microsyopidae indet.1 Osborn and Wortman 1892 primate
Microsyops cardiorestes2 Gunnell 1989 primate
Microsyops cf. angustidens Matthew 1915 primate
 Primates - Notharctidae
cf. Copelemur sp. Gingerich and Simons 1977 primate
Cantius abditus Gingerich and Simons 1977 primate
 Primates - Paromomyidae
Phenacolemurinae indet.1 Simpson 1955 primate
 Perissodactyla -
Homogalax cf. protapirinus Wortman 1896 odd-toed ungulate
 Perissodactyla - Palaeotheriidae
Hyracotherium sp. Owen 1841 odd-toed ungulate
 Creodonta - Oxyaenidae
Oxyaenidae indet.1 Cope 1877 creodont
 Ferae - Viverravidae
Didymictis sp.1 Cope 1875 placental
Viverravus acutus Matthew and Granger 1915 placental
 Ferae -
Uintacyon rudis Rose 1981 placental
Vassacyon promicrodon Wortman and Matthew 1899 placental
 Carnivora - Miacidae
Miacis exiguus Matthew and Granger 1915 carnivoran
 Carnivora -
Vulpavus australis Matthew and Granger 1915 carnivoran
Vulpavus canavus Cope 1881 carnivoran
 Ferae - Metacheiromyidae
Palaeanodon ignavus Matthew 1918 placental
 Tillodontia - Esthonychidae
Esthonyx cf. bisulcatus Cope 1874 tillodont
 Tribosphenida - Arctocyonidae
Thryptacodon cf. antiquus Matthew and Granger 1915 condylarth
Chriacus sp. Cope 1883 condylarth
 Ungulata - Hyopsodontidae
Hyopsodus sp.1 Leidy 1870 condylarth
 Ungulata - Diacodexeidae
Bunophorus sp. Sinclair 1914 even-toed ungulate
Bunophorus robustus1 Sinclair 1914 even-toed ungulate
Diacodexis cf. metsiacus Cope 1882 even-toed ungulate
 Ungulata - Phenacodontidae
Phenacodus sp.1 Cope 1873 condylarth
 Insectivora - Apatemyidae
Apatemys sp. Marsh 1872 insectivoran
 Hyaenodonta -
Prolimnocyon sp. Matthew and Granger 1915 eutherian
 Hyaenodonta - Hyaenodontidae
Prototomus sp. Cope 1874 eutherian
Tritemnodon sp. Matthew 1906 eutherian
 Hyaenodonta -
Didelphodus absarokae Cope 1881 eutherian