WW-95 (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: USA County, Wyoming (44.2° N, 107.9° W: paleocoordinates 49.4° N, 89.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cf-3 mammal zone, Fort Union Formation, Clarkforkian (56.8 - 55.8 Ma)

• Fossils from drab mudstones in Fort Union Formation

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"lithified, paleosol/pedogenic, muddy

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (float)

Primary reference: K. D. Rose, A. E. Chew, R. H. Dunn, M. J. Kraus, H. C. Fricke and S. P. Zack. 2012. Earliest Eocene mammalian fauna from the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum at Sand Creek Divide, southern Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. University of Michigan Papers on Paleontology 36:1-122 [J. Bloch/J. Bloch]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 154182: authorized by Jonathan Bloch, entered by Jonathan Bloch on 30.01.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Paramyidae
Paramyidae indet. Miller and Gidley 1918 rodent
about 5 meters below WW-95 in the intermittent red (IR)
 Tribosphenida - Phenacodontidae
Ectocion osbornianus Cope 1882 condylarth
Phenacodus intermedius Granger 1915 condylarth
notes presence of two additional specimens "~10-20 m below the intermittent red (IR)" and another additional specimen "from slightly below WW-95"
 Ferae - Metacheiromyidae
Palaeanodon cf. parvulus Matthew 1918 placental
 Macroscelidea - Apheliscidae
Haplomylus simpsoni Rose 1981 elephant shrew
said to be from slightly above WW-95