SC-179 (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Park County, Wyoming (44.3° N, 109.0° W: paleocoordinates 49.7° N, 90.3° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Clarkforkian (56.8 - 55.8 Ma)

• meter level revised from 1060 to 1080 m by Bowen and Bloch 2002; this value would place the collection below SC-78 and very close to the bottom of chron C24r based on Butler et al. 1981

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Reposited in the UMMP

Primary reference: K. D. Rose. 1981. The Clarkforkian Land-Mammal Age and Mammalian Faunal Composition Across the Paleocene-Eocene Boundary. University of Michigan Papers on Paleontology 26:1-197 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 15183: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Primates - Plesiadapidae
Chiromyoides major2 Gingerich 1975 primate
Plesiadapis gingerichi Rose 1981 primate
Plesiadapis dubius Matthew 1915 primate
 Primates - Carpolestidae
Carpolestes nigridens2 Simpson 1928 primate
 Primates - Paromomyidae
"Phenacolemur pagei" = Dillerlemur pagei2
"Phenacolemur pagei" = Dillerlemur pagei2 Jepsen 1930 primate
 Glires -
Rodentia indet.1 Savage 1951 rodent
 Amblypoda - Prodinoceratidae
Probathyopsis harrisorum2 Patterson 1939 uintathere
 Tribosphenida - Phenacodontidae
Phenacodontidae indet.1 Cope 1881 condylarth
Ectocion osbornianus Cope 1882 condylarth
Phenacodus intermedius3 Granger 1915 condylarth
 Ferae - Viverravidae
Didymictis dellensis2 Dorr 1952 placental
Viverravus politus Matthew and Granger 1915 placental
 Macroscelidea - Apheliscidae
Apheliscus nitidus Simpson 1937 elephant shrew
 Tribosphenida - Arctocyonidae
Thryptacodon cf. antiquus Matthew and Granger 1915 condylarth
Thryptacodon pseudarctos2 Simpson 1928 condylarth
Chriacus sp.2 Cope 1883 condylarth
 Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae
Ectypodus powelli2 Jepsen 1940 multituberculate
 Multituberculata -
Neoliotomus conventus Jepsen 1930 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Microcosmodontidae
Microcosmodon sp.2 Jepsen 1930 multituberculate