Shelton (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Oakland County, Michigan (42.8° N, 83.4° W: paleocoordinates 42.8° N, 83.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• Twocreekan

Environment/lithology: glacial; unlithified, argillaceous, silty sandstone

• sand, silt, clay

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: original calcite, original phosphate, original cellulose

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ),

Primary reference: J. Shoshani, D. C. Fisher, J. M. Zawiskie, S. J. Thurlow, S. L. Shoshani, W. S. Benninghoff, and F. H. Zoch. 1989. The Shelton Mastodon Site: Multidisciplinary study of a late Pleistocene (Twocreekan) locality in Southeastern Michigan. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 27(14):393-436 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 63150: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 08.08.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cardiida - Sphaeriidae
Sphaerium sp. Scopoli 1777 fingernail clam
 Unionida - Unionidae
Anodonta cf. grandis freshwater mussel
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
 Basommatophora - Physidae
 Basommatophora - Lymnaeidae
 Valvatoidea - Valvatidae
 Esociformes - Esocidae
 Perciformes -
 Salientia - Ranidae
Rana catesbeiana Shaw 1802 American bullfrog
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Meleagris gallopavo Linnaeus 1758 wild turkey
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Ondatra zibethicus Linnaeus 1766 muskrat
Microtus pennsylvanicus Ord 1815 meadow vole
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor canadensis Kuhl 1820 American beaver
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis sp. Linnaeus 1758 canine
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Mammut americanum Kerr 1792 American mastodon
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Alces alces Linnaeus 1758 moose
Cervalces scotti Lydekker 1898 stag moose
 Pinales - Pinaceae
 Pennales - Cymbellaceae