Glad Tidings (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as UNSM Kx-117

Where: Knox County, Nebraska (42.6° N, 97.7° W: paleocoordinates 43.1° N, 94.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Barstovian (16.0 - 13.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; lithology not reported

• "the herpetofauna would indicate the presence of a pond or slow-flowing stream and its margin... and adjacent, somewhat moist wooded area... and finally, a more xerophytic upland"
• none given

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the UNSM

Collection methods: bulk, surface (float), sieve,

• tortoise was surface collected and the rest was screened

Primary reference: J. A. Holman. 1996. Glad Tidings, a late middle Miocene herpetofauna from northeastern Nebraska. Journal of Herpetology 30(3):430-432 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 27507: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 07.12.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• mammalian fauna is presented but not detailed
Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Ranidae
Rana sp. Linnaeus 1758 frog
"pipiens complex"
 Salientia - Hylidae
Pseudacris sp. Fitzinger 1843 chorus frog
 Caudata - Urodela
"cf. Ambystoma priscum" = Amblystoma, "Ambystoma sp." = Amblystoma, Ambystoma minshalli
"cf. Ambystoma priscum" = Amblystoma mole salamander
"Ambystoma sp." = Amblystoma Tschudi 1838 mole salamander
Ambystoma minshalli Tihen and Chantell 1963 mole salamander
Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Geochelone sp. Fitzinger 1835 turtle
"probably subgenus Hesperotestudo"
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Chrysemys sp. Gray 1844 painted turtle
Emydinae indet. Rafinesque 1815 turtle
 Squamata - Iguanidae
Sceloporus sp. Wiegmann 1828 spiny lizard
 Squamata - Boidae
Geringophis depressus Holman 1976 sand boa
 Squamata - Colubridae
Elaphe nebraskensis Holman 1964 colubrid snake
Lampropeltis similis Holman 1964 colubrid snake
Salvadora paleolineata Holman 1973 colubrid snake
Paleoheterodon tiheni Holman 1964 colubrid snake
Natricinae indet. Bonaparte 1838 colubrid snake