Waccasassa River VI (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Levy County, Florida (29.4° N, 82.6° W: paleocoordinates 29.4° N, 82.4° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: S. D. Webb. 1974. Chronology of Florida Pleistocene mammals. In S. D. Webb (ed.), Pleistocene Mammals of Florida 5-31 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 20647: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Sangamonian; sites IIB and III are Wisconsinan
possibly relevant: Leopardus amnicola ("Felis wiedii amnicola") Werdelin 1985, from "Waccasassa River" (Wisconsinan?)
Frazier 1981 mentions "Wac 7B" and "Wac 1A" and states that they are "Rancholabrean, possibly Irvingtonian"
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Ondatra zibethicus Linnaeus 1766 muskrat
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castoroides ohioensis Foster 1838 giant beaver
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Sylvilagus floridanus Allen 1890 eastern cottontail
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus fraternus Leidy 1858 horse
Equus giganteus Gidley 1901 horse
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursus americanus Pallas 1780 black bear
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Procyon lotor Linnaeus 1758 raccoon
 Carnivora - Felidae
Panthera onca Linnaeus 1758 jaguar
 Xenarthra - Pampatheriidae
Holmesina septentrionalis Leidy 1889 edentate
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Paramylodon cf. harlani Owen 1840 Harlan's ground sloth
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Mammut americanum Kerr 1792 American mastodon
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus sp. Brookes 1828 mammoth
either M. floridanus or M. columbi
 Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae
Didelphis virginiana Kerr 1792 Virginia opossum
 Artiodactyla - Camelidae
Palaeolama mirifica Simpson 1929 stout-legged llama
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bison latifrons Harlan 1825 bison
see also McDonald 1981
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Odocoileus virginianus Zimmermann 1780 white-tailed deer