Schaff Quarry (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Park County, Wyoming (44.9° N, 108.9° W: paleocoordinates 50.8° N, 88.4° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Polecat Bench Formation, Tiffanian (61.7 - 56.8 Ma)

• just below Princeton Quarry in the middle of chron C25r: Secord et al. 2006

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: D. W. Krause. 1977. Paleocene Multituberculates (Mammalia) of the Roche Percée Local Fauna, Ravenscrag Formation, Saskatchewan, Canada. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 159:1-36 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 15065: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 27.09.1993, edited by K. Christopher Beard

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Taxonomic list

 Amiiformes - Amiidae
Amia fragosa2 Jordan 1927 bowfin
PU 21174, three vertebral centra
 Caudata - Urodela
Scapherpeton tectum2 Cope 1876 salamander
PU 19500, a questionably referred humerus
 Squamata -
"Exostinus rugosus" = Restes rugosus2
"Exostinus rugosus" = Restes rugosus2 Gauthier 1982 lizard
PU 19487, fragment of left maxilla
 Squamata - Anguidae
"Pancelosaurus piger" = Odaxosaurus piger2
"Pancelosaurus piger" = Odaxosaurus piger2 Gilmore 1928 lizard
PU 19466, left dentary
 Primates - Plesiadapidae
Chiromyoides sp.1 Stehlin 1916 primate
Plesiadapis fodinatus3 Jepsen 1930 primate
 Primates - Carpolestidae
Carpolestes dubius7 Jepsen 1930 primate
 Primates - Paromomyidae
Dillerlemur pagei1 Jepsen 1930 primate
 Primates - Micromomyidae
"Micromomys gunnelli n. sp." = Foxomomys gunnelli8, "Micromomys gunnelli n. sp." = Foxomomys gunnelli8
"Micromomys gunnelli n. sp." = Foxomomys gunnelli8 Secord 2008 primate
"Micromomys gunnelli n. sp." = Foxomomys gunnelli8 Secord 2008 primate
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Litolestes ignotus6 Jepsen 1930 hedgehog
"Schaff Quarry southwest"
 Tribosphenida - Nyctitheriidae
Wyonycteris microtis n. sp.8 Secord 2008 placental
 Ferae - Viverravidae
Viverravus politus1 Matthew and Granger 1915 placental
 Tribosphenida - Arctocyonidae
Princetonia yalensis4 Gingerich 1989 condylarth
 Multituberculata - Ptilodontidae
Prochetodon cavus5 Jepsen 1940 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Microcosmodontidae
Microcosmodon conus Jepsen 1930 multituberculate