Red Creek (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Teton County, Wyoming (43.9° N, 110.8° W: paleocoordinates 49.5° N, 92.4° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Lower Variegated Sequence Formation, Clarkforkian (56.8 - 55.8 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 15092: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.04.1994

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Taxonomic list

• apparently in the Purdy Basin
"Paramys cf. atavus": not discussed by Dawson and Beard 1996
Mammalia
 Cimolesta - Coryphodontidae
Coryphodon sp. Owen 1845 pantodont
 Cimolesta -
"Esthonyx ancylion" = Azygonyx ancylion
"Esthonyx ancylion" = Azygonyx ancylion Gingerich and Gunnell 1979 tillodont
 Cimolesta - Pantolestidae
Palaeosinopa didelphoides Cope 1881 eutherian
Palaeosinopa cf. didelphoides Cope 1881 eutherian
 Primates - Plesiadapidae
Plesiadapis dubius Matthew 1915 primate
Plesiadapis cookei Jepsen 1930 primate
 Primates - Carpolestidae
Carpolestes cf. nigridens Simpson 1928 primate
 Primates - Paromomyidae
Dillerlemur pagei1 Jepsen 1930 primate
 Dermoptera -
cf. Planetetherium mirabile Simpson 1928 colugo
 Rodentia - Ischyromyidae
Ischyromyidae indet. Alston 1876 rodent
Paramys cf. excavatus Loomis 1907 rodent
said to be Wasatchian "elsewhere"
 Tribosphenida - Phenacodontidae
Ectocion osbornianus Cope 1882 condylarth
Ectocion parvus Granger 1915 condylarth
Phenacodus sp.1 Cope 1873 condylarth
Phenacodus vortmani Cope 1880 condylarth
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Leipsanolestes siegfriedti Simpson 1928 hedgehog
 Creodonta - Oxyaenidae
Dipsalidictis platypus1 Matthew and Granger 1915 creodont
Dipsalidictis transiens1 Matthew and Granger 1915 creodont
? Dipsalodon matthewi Jepsen 1930 creodont
Dipsalodon churchillorum2 Rose 1981 creodont
 Ferae - Viverravidae
Didymictis protenus Cope 1874 placental
"Didymictis protenus protenus":
Viverravus politus Matthew and Granger 1915 placental
Viverravus cf. acutus Matthew and Granger 1915 placental
 Macroscelidea - Apheliscidae
Aletodon gunnelli Gingerich 1977 elephant shrew
Haplomylus sp. Matthew 1915 elephant shrew
said to be new; "K. D. Rose, in press"
Apheliscus sp.1 Cope 1875 elephant shrew
 Taeniodonta - Stylinodontidae
Ectoganus gliriformis3 Cope 1874 taeniodont
Ectoganus copei3 Schoch 1981 taeniodont
 Tribosphenida - Arctocyonidae
"? Anacodon nexus" = Arctocyon nexus, ? Chriacus sp.
"? Anacodon nexus" = Arctocyon nexus Gazin 1956 condylarth
? Chriacus sp. Cope 1883 condylarth
 Acreodi - Mesonychidae
Dissacus praenuntius Matthew and Granger 1915 condylarth
 Hyaenodonta - Hyaenodontidae
cf. Prolimnocyon atavus Matthew and Granger 1915 eutherian
 Tribosphenida - Arctostylopidae
Arctostylops steini Matthew 1915 eutherian