Godsell Ranch Channel ( of the United States)

Also known as SDSM V-5413

Where: Shannon County, South Dakota (43.3° N, 102.5° W: paleocoordinates 44.1° N, 96.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Arikareean (30.8 - 20.4 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Reposited in the SDSM

Primary reference: J. R. Macdonald. 1963. The Miocene faunas from the Wounded Knee area of western South Dakota. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 125(3):139-238 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/C. Bell]more details

PaleoDB collection 17516: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.04.1994, edited by Chris Bell

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Taxonomic list

• in a channel deposit cut into the Brule Fm.; "fauna indicates that this channel is referable to the Sharps formation" but there is no direct stratigraphic evidence; see also Tedford et al. 1996
NISP 145
Reptilia
 Squamata -
? Peltosaurus sp. Cope 1872 squamates
 Squamata - Anguidae
Anguidae indet. Gray 1825 squamates
 Squamata - Iguanidae
Iguanidae indet. Oppel 1811 squamates
 Squamata - Amphisbaenidae
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Scottimus sp. Wood 1937 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Nototamias sp.2 Pratt and Morgan 1989 squirrel
"Tamias"; i.d. also noted by Korth 1992a; (isolated teeth)
 Rodentia - Florentiamyidae
Hitonkala andersontau Macdonald 1963 rodent
(isolated teeth)
 Rodentia - Heliscomyidae
Heliscomyidae indet.1 Korth et al. 1991 rodent
 Rodentia - Heteromyidae
Proheteromys gremmelsi1 Macdonald 1963 rodent
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpidae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 mole
 Tribosphenida - Heterosoricidae
Domnina greeni n. sp. Macdonald 1963 placental
 Theriiformes - Herpetotheriidae
Herpetotherium youngi1 McGrew 1937 marsupial