Southfork (Eocene of Canada)

Where: Saskatchewan, Canada (49.6° N, 108.8° W: paleocoordinates 51.2° N, 99.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Chadronian (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: J. E. Storer. 1984. Fossil mammals of the Southfork Local Fauna (early Chadronian) of Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 21:1400-1405 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

PaleoDB collection 17023: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993

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Taxonomic list

• NISP 17, including "several" indeterminate brontotheres

•see Storer 1996 for geographic location

 Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae
Brontotheriidae indet.1 Marsh 1873 brontothere
 Perissodactyla - Hyracodontidae
Hyracodon petersoni1 Wood 1926 odd-toed ungulate
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Colodon occidentalis1 Leidy 1868 tapir
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Mesohippus westoni2 Cope 1889 anchitheriine horse
 Ungulata - Entelodontidae
Brachyhyops viensis1 Russell 1980 even-toed ungulate
first described by Russell 1980b
 Ungulata - Leptomerycidae
Leptomeryx cf. yoderi1 Schlaikjer 1935 ruminant
probably includes "L. cf. blacki": Heaton and Emry 1996
 Hyaenodonta - Hyaenodontidae
Hyaenodon horridus1 Leidy 1853 eutherian