Irish Spring (Eocene of Canada)

Where: Saskatchewan, Canada (49.8° N, 108.7° W: paleocoordinates 51.4° N, 99.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Chadronian (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: J. E. Storer. 1996. Eocene-Oligocene faunas of the Cypress Hills Formation, Saskatchewan. In D. R. Prothero and R. J. Emry (eds.), The Terrestrial Eocene-Oligocene Transition in North America 240-261 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Marcot]more details

PaleoDB collection 16979: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 12.04.1997

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Taxonomic list

• more than 10 mi NE of the Anxiety Butte field area
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Eumys sp. Leidy 1856 mouse
 Rodentia - Aplodontidae
Prosciurus sp. Matthew 1903 mountain beaver
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Douglassciurus jeffersoni Douglass 1902 squirrel
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
Eomyidae indet. Winge 1887 rodent
Paradjidaumo sp. Burke 1934 rodent
Aulolithomys sp. Black 1965 rodent
 Rodentia - Heliscomyidae
Heliscomys ostranderi Korth et al. 1991 rodent
 Rodentia - Cylindrodontidae
Pseudocylindrodon sp. Burke 1935 rodent
Cylindrodon sp. Douglass 1902 rodent
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Palaeolagus cf. temnodon Douglass 1902 rabbit
Megalagus brachyodon Matthew 1903 rabbit
 Lipotyphla - Geolabididae
Centetodon sp. Marsh 1872 placental
 Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae
Brontotheriidae indet. Marsh 1873 brontothere
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Penetrigonias sagittatus Russell 1982 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla -
Toxotherium hunteri Wood 1961 odd-toed ungulate
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Mesohippus sp. Marsh 1875 anchitheriine horse
 Chiroptera - Molossidae
Wallia sp. Storer 1984 free-tailed bat
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canidae indet. Fischer 1817 canid
 Theriiformes - Herpetotheriidae
Herpetotherium sp. Cope 1873 marsupial
 Artiodactyla - Entelodontidae
Archaeotherium sp. Leidy 1850 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae
Merycoidodon sp. Leidy 1848 oreodont
 Artiodactyla - Protoceratidae
Trigenicus profectus Matthew 1903 protoceratid
Pseudoprotoceras sp. Cook 1934 protoceratid
 Artiodactyla - Leptomerycidae
"Leptomeryx" speciosus Lambe 1908 ruminant