Coppel (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Dallas County, Texas (32.8° N, 96.6° W: paleocoordinates 32.8° N, 96.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

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

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: B. H. Slaughter, W. W. Crook, R. K. Harris, D. C. Allen, and M. Seifer. 1962. The Hill-Shuler Local Faunas of the Upper Trinity River, Dallas and Denton Counties, Texas. Bureau of Economic Geology Report of Investigations 48:1-75 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

PaleoDB collection 20586: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995

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Taxonomic list

• mentioned as being Sangamonian sensu stricto by Kurten and Anderson 1980, but this is apparently based on a personal communication as it is included in the Moore Pit fauna sensu lato by Slaughter et al. 1962 and apparently Slaughter 1966; supposedly in the Lower Shuler (middle of the T-2 sequence) but this is based only on elevation and faunal composition
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Sigmodon hispidus Say and Ord 1825 hispid cotton rat
no specimens listed or discussed
Neotoma sp. Say and Ord 1825 pack rat
Synaptomys sp. Baird 1858 vole
no specimens listed or discussed, but other specimens are compared to S. australis and S. cooperi
"Pitymys sp." = Microtus Schrank 1798 vole
"Microtus cf. M. (Pitymys) sp."
Peromyscus sp. Gloger 1841 deer mouse
either P. leucopus or P. maniculatus
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Sciurus cf. carolinensis Gmelin 1788 eastern gray squirrel
Spermophilus cf. tridecemlineatus Mitchell 1821 thirteen-lined ground squirrel
Cynomys sp. Rafinesque 1817 prairie dog
post-crania discussed in text, but omitted from list
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Geomys cf. bursarius Shaw 1800 plains pocket gopher
no specimens listed or discussed
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Sylvilagus cf. floridanus Allen 1890 eastern cottontail
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
Equus conversidens Owen 1869 horse
 Cingulata - Pampatheriidae
Holmesina septentrionalis Leidy 1889 edentate
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus sp. Brookes 1828 mammoth
 Ungulata - Camelidae
? Camelops sp. Leidy 1854 camel
no specimens listed or discussed
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bison sp. Hamilton-Smith 1827 bison
metatarsal
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Odocoileus sp. Rafinesque 1832 New World deer
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
Capromeryx sp. Matthew 1902 pronghorn