Potato Creek (Sharps A) (Oligocene of the United States)

Where: Washabaugh County, South Dakota (43.5° N, 101.9° W: paleocoordinates 44.3° N, 95.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Sharps Formation, Geringian (30.8 - 26.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach. 1968. The Phylogeny of the Oreodonts. Part 1: Merycoidodontinae, Eporeodontinae, and Leptaucheniinae, Three Subfamilies Of Oreodonts, With an Appendix to the Revision Of The Merycoidodontidae, and Part 2. Summary and Conclusions Concerning the Merycoidodontidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 139:1-498 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Marcot]more details

PaleoDB collection 17589: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 05.08.1996

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Taxonomic list

 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
Leptauchenia major Leidy 1856 oreodont
Leptauchenia decora Leidy 1856 oreodont