Love Quarry (Paleocene of the United States)

Also known as Love's Locality L-14

Where: Teton County, Wyoming (43.9° N, 110.8° W: paleocoordinates 50.1° N, 90.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Tiffanian (61.7 - 56.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; calcareous conglomerate

• "limestone-pellet conglomerate"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Love; reposited in the USGS

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ), chemical, mechanical,

Primary reference: M. C. McKenna. 1972. Vertebrate paleontology of the Togwotee Pass area, northwestern Wyoming. In R. M. West (ed.), Field Conference on Tertiary Biostratigraphy of Southern and Western Wyoming, August 5-10, 1972 80-101 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 15034: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• unit underlying Lower Variegated Sequence
Gunnell 1994 lists Ptilodus sp. "C"; not clear if this replaces P. fractus
Gnathostomata
  -
Reptilia
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
 Testudinata -
 Squamata -
Mammalia
 Allotheria -
Multituberculata indet.2 Cope 1884 multituberculate
"cf. Prochetodon cavus or Ptilodus sp."
 Multituberculata - Ptilodontidae
"Neoplagiaulax fractus" = Ptilodus fractus
"Neoplagiaulax fractus" = Ptilodus fractus Dorr 1952 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae
Neoplagiaulax mckennai n. sp.4 Sloan 1987 multituberculate
Ectypodus powelli2 Jepsen 1940 multituberculate
 Condylarthra - Hyopsodontidae
Promioclaenus cf. acolytus1 Cope 1882 condylarth
Protoselene cf. opisthacus2 Cope 1882 condylarth
 Tribosphenida - Mixodectidae
? Mixodectes sp.2 Cope 1883 placental
 Primates - Plesiadapidae
Plesiadapis rex2 Gidley 1923 primate
 Primates - Picrodontidae
Zanycteris paleocenus2 Matthew 1917 primate
"paleocenus"
 Primates - Carpolestidae
Carpolestinae indet.1 Russell 1964 primate
 Primates - Paromomyidae
Ignacius frugivorus2 Matthew and Granger 1921 primate
? Paromomys depressidens2 Gidley 1923 primate
"Phenacolemur or Paromomys"
 Dermoptera -
cf. Elpidophorus elegans2 Simpson 1927 colugo
 Ferae - Viverravidae
Didymictis sp.2 Cope 1875 placental
 Procreodi - Arctocyonidae
"Mimotricentes subtrigonus" = Tricentes subtrigonus2, Thryptacodon antiquus2
"Mimotricentes subtrigonus" = Tricentes subtrigonus2 Cope 1881 condylarth
Thryptacodon antiquus2 Matthew and Granger 1915 condylarth
 Tribosphenida - Phenacodontidae
Ectocion cedrus5 Thewissen 1990 condylarth
Phenacodus matthewi5 Simpson 1935 condylarth
Copecion cf. brachypternus1 Cope 1882 condylarth
 Soricomorpha - Nyctitheriidae
Leptacodon sp. Matthew and Granger 1921 placental
 Tribosphenida - Pantolestoidae
Bessoecetor septentrionalis3 Russell 1929 placental
 Macroscelidea -
Adunator cf. ladae1 Simpson 1935 elephant shrew
 Macroscelidea - Apheliscidae
Litomylus sp.2 Simpson 1935 elephant shrew
 Macroscelidea -
cf. Litocherus notissimus1 Simpson 1936 elephant shrew
 Leptictida - Leptictidae
? Prodiacodon sp. Matthew 1929 eutherian
Amphibia
  -
Amphibia indet. Linnaeus 1758 tetrapod