Easley Ranch (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Foard County, Texas (34.0° N, 99.8° W: paleocoordinates 34.0° N, 99.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Good Creek Formation, Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: W. W. Dalquest. 1962. The Good Creek Formation, Pleistocene of Texas, and Its Fauna. Journal of Paleontology 36(3) [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

PaleoDB collection 20318: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995, edited by Jason Head

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• this term is sometimes used to include Monument and Smith Ranch (see)
could be Wisconsinan based on Goodwin 1995a
Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Ranidae
Rana pipiens2 Schreber 1782 Northern leopard frog
 Salientia - Hylidae
Acris (cf. Acris) crepitans2 Baird 1854 northern cricket frog
 Salientia - Bufonidae
Bufo woodhousei2 Girard 1854 Woodhouse's toad
 Caudata - Urodela
"Ambystoma sp." = Amblystoma2
"Ambystoma sp." = Amblystoma2 Tschudi 1838 mole salamander
Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Geochelone sp.2 Fitzinger 1835 turtle
Gopherus sp.2 Rafinesque 1832 gopher tortoise
 Squamata - Iguanidae
Holbrookia sp.2 Girard 1851 lesser earless lizard
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubrinae indet.2 Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
"Coluber or Masticophis"
Opheodrys aestivus2 colubrid snake
Heterodon indet.2 Latreille 1801 hog-nosed snake
Thamnophis indet.2 Fitzinger 1843 garter snake
Thamnophis sirtalis2 Linnaeus garter snake
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Oryzomys palustris1 Harlan 1837 marsh rice rat
Reithrodontomys megalotis Baird 1858 western harvest mouse
Reithrodontomys montanus Baird 1855 plains harvest mouse
Reithrodontomys fulvescens Allen 1894 fulvous harvest mouse
Podomys oklahomensis1 Stephens 1960 mouse
Neotoma cf. micropus Baird 1855 southern plains woodrat
Ondatra zibethicus Linnaeus 1766 muskrat
Synaptomys cf. australis Simpson 1928 vole
Microtus pennsylvanicus Ord 1815 meadow vole
Microtinae indet. mouse
"Microtus ochrogaster or Microtus pinetorum"
Peromyscus leucopus Rafinesque 1818 white-footed mouse
Onychomys leucogaster Wied-Neuwied 1841 northern grasshopper mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilus spilosoma Bennett 1833 spotted ground squirrel
Cynomys ludovicianus Ord 1815 black-tailed prairie dog
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Geomys bursarius Shaw 1800 plains pocket gopher
 Rodentia - Heteromyidae
Chaetodipus hispidus1 Baird 1858 hispid pocket mouse
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor canadensis Kuhl 1820 American beaver
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Lepus cf. californicus Gray 1837 black-tailed jackrabbit
Sylvilagus sp. Gray 1867 cottontail rabbit
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Blarina cf. brevicauda Say 1823 northern short-tailed shrew
Cryptotis parva Say 1823 North American least shrew
 Carnivora - Mephitidae
Mephitis mephitis Schreber 1776 striped skunk
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canidae indet. Fischer 1817 canid
 Cingulata - Dasypodidae
Dasypus bellus Simpson 1929 beautiful armadillo
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus columbi1 Falconer 1857 Columbian mammoth
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelops sp. Leidy 1854 camel
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bison cf. latifrons Harlan 1825 bison
"tentatively" this species
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Odocoileus cf. virginianus Zimmermann 1780 white-tailed deer
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
cf. Stockoceros sp. Skinner 1942 pronghorn