Witter Quarry (Paleocene of the United States)

Also known as Buford; L5608

Where: Williams County, North Dakota (48.4° N, 103.5° W: paleocoordinates 53.3° N, 81.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Dr. Vernon Bailey

Primary reference: J. W. Gidley. 1917. Notice of new Paleocene mammal, a possible relative of the Titanotheres. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 52(2187):431-435 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 15004: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 12.04.1997

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Taxonomic list

• 47.9 m above base of fm. and 23 m above Below Witter Quarry
 Cimolesta - Titanoideidae
Titanoides primaevus n. sp. Gidley 1917 pantodont
of Gidley 1917 see discussion of Simons 1960