Canter's Caves (Holocene of the United States)

Where: Jackson County, Ohio (39.1° N, 82.7° W: paleocoordinates 39.1° N, 82.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• "Their age is indefinite but probably dates back several hundred years"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: cave; siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. Wetmore. 1932. The former occurrence of the Mississippi kite in Ohio. The Wilson Bulletin 44:118 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 195062: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 14.07.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Unionida - Unionidae
Unionidae indet. Rafinesque 1820 freshwater mussel
Reptilia
 Testudines - Panchelydridae
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Terrapene sp. Merrem 1820 box turtle
Aves
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Meleagris gallopavo Linnaeus 1758 wild turkey
Bonasa umbellus Linnaeus 1766 ruffed grouse
Tympanuchus cupido Linnaeus 1758 greater prairie chicken
"prairie chicken"
 Galliformes - Odontophoridae
Colinus virginianus Linnaeus 1758 northern bobwhite
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Aix sponsa Linnaeus 1758 wood duck
Spatula discors Linnaeus 1766 blue-winged teal
Aythya affinis Eyton 1838 lesser scaup
Aythya collaris Donovan 1809 ring-necked duck
Anas platyrhynchos Linnaeus 1758 mallard
 Falconiformes - Falconidae
Falco peregrinus Tunstall 1771 peregrine falcon
"duck hawk"
 Strigiformes - Strigidae
Strix varia Barton 1799 barred owl
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
Ectopistes migratorius Linnaeus 1758 passenger pigeon
 Piciformes - Picidae
Dryocopus pileatus Linnaeus 1758 pileated woodpecker
Colaptes sp. Vigors 1825 woodpecker
"flicker"
 Passeriformes - Icteridae
Quiscalus quiscula Linnaeus 1758 common grackle
 Passeriformes - Corvidae
Corvus corax Linnaeus 1758 common raven
Corvus brachyrhynchos Brehm 1822 American crow
 Accipitriformes - Accipitridae
Buteo lineatus Gmelin 1788 red-shouldered hawk
"Ictinia misisippiensis" = Ictinia mississippiensis Wilson 1811 Mississippi kite
Elanoides forficatus Linnaeus 1758 swallow-tailed kite
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Neotoma sp. Say and Ord 1825 pack rat
Ondatra zibethicus Linnaeus 1766 muskrat
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Sciurus carolinensis Gmelin 1788 eastern gray squirrel
Marmota monax Linnaeus 1758 groundhog
Tamias striatus Linnaeus 1758 eastern chipmunk
Glaucomys sp. Thomas 1908 flying squirrel
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor canadensis Kuhl 1820 American beaver
 Rodentia - Erethizontidae
Erethizon dorsatum Linnaeus 1758 North American porcupine
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Sylvilagus sp. Gray 1867 cottontail rabbit
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursus americanus Pallas 1780 black bear
 Carnivora - Mephitidae
Mephitidae indet. Bonaparte 1845 skunk
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Procyon lotor Linnaeus 1758 raccoon
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Neovison vison Schreber 1777 mink
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis sp. Linnaeus 1758 canine
Canis lupus Linnaeus 1758 gray wolf
Urocyon cinereoargenteus Schreber 1775 gray fox
 Carnivora - Felidae
Lynx sp. Kerr 1792 lynx
"wild cat"
Puma concolor Linnaeus 1771 puma
 Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae
Didelphis virginiana Kerr 1792 Virginia opossum
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervus canadensis Erxleben 1777 elk
Odocoileus virginianus Zimmermann 1780 white-tailed deer