Smith's Fork (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Uinta County, Wyoming (41.2° N, 110.5° W: paleocoordinates 45.2° N, 96.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: lower Member (Bridger Formation), Bridgerian (50.3 - 46.2 Ma)

• "lower part of the Bridger Beds"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by R. E. Son

Primary reference: J. L. Wortman. 1901. Studies of Eocene Mammalia in the Marsh Collection, Peabody Museum. The American Journal of Science, series 4 12(70):281-296 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 16414: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 15.05.2002, edited by Bethany Allen

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodilus elliottii3 Leidy 1871 crocodile
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae
Palaeosyops paludosus2 Leidy 1870 brontothere
 Perissodactyla - Hyrachyidae
Hyrachyus modestus n. sp.1 Leidy 1870 odd-toed ungulate
see Wood 1934; includes type of "H. agrarius"
 Acreodi - Mesonychidae
Harpagolestes macrocephalus n. sp. Wortman 1901 condylarth
from Bridger B "near Millersville" according to West 1981, but Smith's Fork joins Black's Fork at Millersville in map of West 1976b