Minium Quarry (Neogene of the United States)

Where: Graham County, Kansas (39.3° N, 99.9° W: paleocoordinates 39.6° N, 98.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Hemphillian (10.3 - 4.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: J. R. Thomasson, R. J. Zakrzewski, H. E. LaGarry and D. E. Mergen. 1990. A late Miocene (late early Hemphillian) biota from northwestern Kansas. National Geograpic Research 6(2):231-244 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

PaleoDB collection 18263: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 05.08.1992

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilus sp. Cuvier 1825 ground squirrel
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Hypolagus vetus Kellogg 1910 rabbit
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpidae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 mole
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras fossiger Cope 1878 rhinoceros
Aphelops sp. Owen 1845 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hippotherium sp. Kaup 1832 hipparionine horse
Neohipparion leptode Merriam 1915 hipparionine horse
Protohippus sp. Leidy 1858 horse
Calippus "large" Matthew and Stirton 1930 horse
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursidae indet. Gray 1825 bear
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustelidae indet. Fischer 1817 mustelid carnivore
 Carnivora - Canidae
Vulpes sp. Frisch 1775 fox
Epicyon sp. Leidy 1858 bone-crushing dog
Borophagus sp. Cope 1892 bone-crushing dog
 Carnivora - Felidae
Nimravides cf. thinobates Macdonald 1948 cat
"Nimravides cf. N. catacopis"
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Platybelodon loomisi Barbour 1929 gomphothere
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Tayassuinae indet. Palmer 1897 peccary
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Megatylopus cf. gigas Matthew and Cook 1909 camel
Procamelus sp. Leidy 1858 camel
said to be new
"Hemiauchenia cf. vera" = Pleiolama vera Matthew 1909 camel
 Ungulata -
 Ungulata - Palaeomerycidae
Pediomeryx sp. Stirton 1936 ruminant
"Cranioceras (Yumaceras) sp."