Immense Journey Quarry (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as UNSM Bn-118

Where: Banner County, Nebraska (41.5° N, 103.8° W: paleocoordinates 42.1° N, 100.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Barstovian (16.0 - 13.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the UNSM

Primary reference: M. R. Voorhies, J. A. Holman, and X. Xiang-xu. 1987. The Hottell Ranch rhino quarries (basal Ogallala: medial Barstovian), Banner County, Nebraska. Part I: Geologic setting, faunal lists, lower vertebrates. Contributions to Geology, University of Wyoming 25(1):55-69 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers/C. VanBuren]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 18208: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 05.08.1992, edited by Jason Head

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Siluriformes - Ictaluridae
Ictalurus indet. Rafinesque 1820 catfish
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
Amia indet. Linnaeus 1766 bowfin
Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Pelobatidae
"Scaphiopus wardorum" = Scaphiopus (Scaphiopus) wardorum, "Scaphiopus (cf. Scaphiopus) bombifrons" = Spea bombifrons
"Scaphiopus wardorum" = Scaphiopus (Scaphiopus) wardorum Estes and Tihen 1964 spadefoot toad
"Scaphiopus (cf. Scaphiopus) bombifrons" = Spea bombifrons Cope 1863 Plains spadefoot
 Salientia - Ranidae
Rana pipiens Schreber 1782 Northern leopard frog
 Salientia - Hylidae
Hyla indet. Laurenti 1768 tree frog
Corresponds to Voorhies et al's "Hyla form A" and "Hyla form B"
 Salientia - Bufonidae
Bufo indet. Laurenti 1768 toad
Bufo valentinensis Estes and Tihen 1964 toad
Bufo (cf. Bufo) hibbardi Taylor 1936 toad
 Caudata - Urodela
"Ambystoma minshalli" = Amblystoma
"Ambystoma minshalli" = Amblystoma mole salamander
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx indet. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Geochelone indet. Fitzinger 1835 turtle
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Emydinae indet. Rafinesque 1815 turtle
 Eosuchia -
Sauria indet. MacCartney 1802 diapsid
 Squamata - Iguanidae
Leiocephalus indet. Gray 1827 curly-tailed lizard
Sceloporus indet. Wiegmann 1828 spiny lizard
 Squamata - Colubridae
Elaphe nebraskensis Holman 1964 colubrid snake
Lampropeltis similis Holman 1964 colubrid snake
Dakotaophis greeni colubrid snake
Salvadora paleolineata Holman 1973 colubrid snake
Paleoheterodon tiheni Holman 1964 colubrid snake
Nerodia indet. Baird and Girard 1853 water snake
 Squamata - Scincidae
Eumeces indet. Wiegmann 1834 skink
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Copemys cf. niobrariensis" = Copemys longidens
"Copemys cf. niobrariensis" = Copemys longidens Hall 1930 mouse
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 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Sciuridae indet. Gray 1821 squirrel
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Miospermophilus sp. Black 1963 squirrel
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 Rodentia - Eomyidae
Eomyidae indet. Winge 1887 rodent
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 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Geomyidae indet. Bonaparte 1845 pocket gopher
 Rodentia - Heteromyidae
Cupidinimus nebraskensis Wood 1935 rodent
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Peridiomys rusticus Matthew 1924 rodent
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Perognathus cf. brevidens Korth 1987 pocket mouse
Perognathus trojectioansrum Korth 1979 pocket mouse
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Monosaulax curtus Matthew and Cook 1909 beaver
Monosaulax cf. pansus Cope 1874 beaver
Eucastor tortus Leidy 1858 beaver
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
 Rodentia - Mylagaulidae
Mylagaulidae indet. Cope 1881 rodent
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Megasminthus cf. gladiofex Green 1977 jumping mouse
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
Macrognathomys sp. Hall 1930 jumping mouse
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Hypolagus cf. parviplicatus Dawson 1958 rabbit
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Russellagus cf. vonhofi Storer 1970 pika
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Hesperolagomys cf. fluviatilis Storer 1970 pika
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Parvericius montanus Koerner 1940 hedgehog
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
Metechinus amplior Rich 1981 hedgehog
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
Untermannerix cf. copiosus Rich 1981 hedgehog
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Mystipterus sp. Hall 1930 mole
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Domninoides sp. Green 1956 mole
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Scalopoides sp. Wilson 1960 mole
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
 Perissodactyla - Chalicotheriidae
Chalicotheriidae indet. Gill 1872 chalicothere
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras sp. Hatcher 1894 rhinoceros
Peraceras superciliosum Cope 1880 rhinoceros
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Tapiridae indet. Gray 1821 tapir
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Merychippus insignis Leidy 1856 horse
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
Hipparionini indet. Quinn 1955 hipparionine horse
Protohippus sp. Leidy 1858 horse
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Parahippus cognatus Leidy 1858 anchitheriine horse
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
Hypohippus osborni Gidley 1907 anchitheriine horse
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
 Tribosphenida - Plesiosoricidae
Plesiosorex cf. donroosai Green 1977 placental
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Soricidae indet. Fischer 1814 shrew
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Pseudotrimylus sp. Gureev 1971 shrew
 Chiroptera -
Chiroptera indet. Blumenbach 1779 bat
a bat DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
 Carnivora - Amphicyonidae
Amphicyonidae indet. Haeckel 1886 bear-dog
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
 Carnivora - Canidae
Leptocyon sp. Matthew 1918 canine
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
Borophaginae indet. Simpson 1945 bone-crushing dog
 Carnivora - Felidae
Pseudaelurus sp. Leidy 1858 cat
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Gomphotherium sp. Burmeister 1837 gomphothere
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 Artiodactyla - Tayassuidae
Prosthennops xiphodonticus Barbour 1925 peccary
 Artiodactyla - Camelidae
Protolabis cf. heterodontus Cope 1874 camel
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519
Aepycamelus sp. Macdonald 1956 camel
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 Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae
Merycoidodontidae indet. Thorpe 1923 oreodont
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 Artiodactyla - Protoceratidae
Protoceratidae indet. Marsh 1891 protoceratid
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 Artiodactyla - Leptomerycidae
Pseudoparablastomeryx sp. Frick 1937 ruminant
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 Artiodactyla - Palaeomerycidae
Dromomerycinae indet. Frick 1937 ruminant
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 Artiodactyla - Antilocapridae
"Submeryceros minor" = Merycodus minor
"Submeryceros minor" = Merycodus minor Frick 1937 pronghorn
 Artiodactyla - Moschidae
Blastomeryx gemmifer Cope 1874 musk deer
DUPLICATE REF 781 or 3519