Kuhre Quarry (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as UNSM Bw-120

Where: Brown County, Nebraska (42.8° N, 100.1° W: paleocoordinates 43.4° N, 96.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cornell Dam Member (Valentine Formation), Barstovian (16.0 - 13.6 Ma)

• "unnamed member [of Skinner's] of the lowest part of the Valentine" = Cornell Dam

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone

• "crossbedded... sands"

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the UNSM

Collection methods: bulk, surface (float), sieve

• "about two tons of sand" were sifted

Primary reference: J. A. Holman. 1977. The Kuhre Quarry fauna (Upper Miocene, northcentral Nebraska). Michigan Academician 9:459-467 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 18223: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 05.08.1992

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Siluriformes - Ictaluridae
Ictalurus sp. Rafinesque 1820 catfish
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
Amia sp. Linnaeus 1766 bowfin
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteus sp. de Lacep├Ęde 1803 gar
Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Ranidae
Rana cf. pipiens Schreber 1782 Northern leopard frog
Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
"Geochelone orthopygia" = Hesperotestudo orthopygia, "Geochelone nordensis" = Hesperotestudo orthopygia
"Geochelone orthopygia" = Hesperotestudo orthopygia Cope 1878 turtle
"Geochelone nordensis" = Hesperotestudo orthopygia Cope 1878 turtle
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Emydidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 turtle
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Heteromyidae
Heteromyidae indet. Gray 1868 rodent
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equidae indet.2 Gray 1821 horse
 Carnivora - Canidae
Borophaginae indet.1 Simpson 1945 bone-crushing dog
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Gomphotheriidae indet.2 Hay 1922 gomphothere
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelidae indet. Gray 1821 camel