Love Quarry (Paleocene of the United States)

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)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: M. C. McKenna. 1980. Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary vertebrate paleontological reconnaissance, Togwotee Pass area, northwestern Wyoming. Aspects of Vertebrate History: Essays in Honor of Edwin Harris Colbert, L. L. Jacobs (ed.), Museum of Northern Arizona Press 323-343 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Carrano]more details

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

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Taxonomic list

• unit underlying Lower Variegated Sequence
Gunnell 1994 lists Ptilodus sp. "C"; not clear if this replaces P. fractus
 Cimolesta - Pantolestidae
Bessoecetor septentrionalis2 Russell 1929 eutherian
 Leptictida - Leptictidae
? Prodiacodon sp. Matthew 1929 eutherian
 Primates - Plesiadapidae
Plesiadapis rex Gidley 1923 primate
 Primates - Picrodontidae
Zanycteris paleocenus Matthew 1917 primate
 Primates - Carpolestidae
Carpolestinae indet.1 Russell 1964 primate
 Primates - Paromomyidae
? Paromomys depressidens Gidley 1923 primate
Ignacius frugivorus Matthew and Granger 1921 primate
 Dermoptera -
cf. Elpidophorus elegans Simpson 1927 colugo
 Condylarthra - Hyopsodontidae
"Protoselene cf. opisthacus" = Mioclaenus opisthacus, Promioclaenus cf. acolytus1
"Protoselene cf. opisthacus" = Mioclaenus opisthacus Cope 1882 condylarth
Promioclaenus cf. acolytus1 Cope 1882 condylarth
 Tribosphenida - Phenacodontidae
Ectocion cedrus4 Thewissen 1990 condylarth
Copecion cf. brachypternus1 Cope 1882 condylarth
Phenacodus matthewi4 Simpson 1935 condylarth
 Tribosphenida - Nyctitheriidae
Leptacodon sp. Matthew and Granger 1921 placental
 Ferae - Viverravidae
Didymictis sp. Cope 1875 placental
 Macroscelidea -
cf. Litocherus notissimus1 Simpson 1936 elephant shrew
 Macroscelidea - Apheliscidae
Litomylus sp. Simpson 1935 elephant shrew
 Macroscelidea -
Adunator cf. ladae1 Simpson 1935 elephant shrew
 Tribosphenida - Arctocyonidae
Thryptacodon antiquus, "Mimotricentes subtrigonus" = Tricentes subtrigonus
Thryptacodon antiquus Matthew and Granger 1915 condylarth
"Mimotricentes subtrigonus" = Tricentes subtrigonus Cope 1881 condylarth
 Sarcobora - Mixodectidae
? Mixodectes sp. Cope 1883 insectivoran
 Allotheria -
Multituberculata indet. Cope 1884 multituberculate
"cf. Prochetodon cavus or Ptilodus sp."
 Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae
Ectypodus powelli Jepsen 1940 multituberculate
Neoplagiaulax mckennai n. sp.3 Sloan 1987 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Ptilodontidae
Ptilodus fractus1 Dorr 1952 multituberculate