Monroe Creek (LACM 1862) (Oligocene of the United States)

Where: Shannon County, South Dakota (43.3° N, 102.5° W: paleocoordinates 44.1° N, 96.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Monroe Creek Formation, Monroecreekian (26.3 - 24.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Reposited in the LACM

Primary reference: J. R. Macdonald. 1970. Review of the Miocene Wounded Knee faunas of southwestern South Dakota. Bulletin of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Science 8:165-82 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/C. Bell]more details

PaleoDB collection 17549: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Pleurolicus sp.2 Cope 1878 pocket gopher
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Fossorcastor fossor1 Peterson 1905 beaver