Southwestern End of Seamen Hills (Chadronian) (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Niobrara County, Wyoming (43.0° N, 104.5° W: paleocoordinates 44.4° N, 95.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Chadronian (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: X. Wang. 1994. Phylogenetic systematics of the Hesperocyoninae (Carnivora: Canidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 221:1-207 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 17024: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 05.08.1996

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Taxonomic list

• "Miniochoerus forsythae" Stevens and Stevens 1996: new specimens not discussed by Schultz and Falkenbach; 15-30' below "upper purplish white" layer in Seamen Hills; no further data given
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Parictis gilpini2 Clark and Guensburg 1972 bear
Chadron Fm., SW side of "Seemen Hills" in Niobrara Co.
 Carnivora - Canidae
Hesperocyon gregarius Cope 1873 canid
15 ft below PWL
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
Miniochoerus chadronensis1 Schultz and Falkenbach 1956 oreodont
"Merycoidodon culbertsoni" = Merycoidodon (Merycoidodon) culbertsoni3 Leidy 1848 oreodont
"Merycoidodon culbertsoni browni": SW end of Seamen Hills