Red Spring (Paleocene of the United States)

Also known as L3236

Where: Mercer County, North Dakota (47.2° N, 101.9° W: paleocoordinates 51.9° N, 80.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Sentinel Butte Formation, Tiffanian (61.7 - 56.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: A. J. Kihm, J. H. Hartman, and D. W. Krause. 1993. A new late Paleocene mammal local fauna from the Sentinel Butte Formation of North Dakota. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 13(3):44A [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

PaleoDB collection 14976: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.04.1994

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Taxonomic list

• said to be Ti3 or Ti4
overlies Tongue River Fm. localities
 Cimolesta - Pentacodontidae
cf. Bisonalveus sp. Gazin 1956 eutherian
 Leptictida - Leptictidae
Prodiacodon sp. Matthew 1929 eutherian
 Tribosphenida - Phenacodontidae
Ectocion sp. Cope 1882 condylarth
 Macroscelidea -
"Diacocherus minutus" = Adunator minutus
"Diacocherus minutus" = Adunator minutus Jepsen 1930 elephant shrew
 Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae
Mimetodon silberlingi Simpson 1935 multituberculate
Neoplagiaulax cf. hazeni Jepsen 1940 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Ptilodontidae
Prochetodon sp. Jepsen 1940 multituberculate
Ptilodus kummae Krause 1977 multituberculate