Sharps (SDSM V-541) (Oligocene of the United States)

Also known as LACM 1955

Where: Shannon County, South Dakota (43.3° N, 102.5° W: paleocoordinates 44.1° N, 95.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Reposited in the SDSM

Primary reference: J. R. Macdonald. 1970. Review of the Miocene Wounded Knee faunas of southwestern South Dakota. Bulletin of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Science 8:165-82 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/C. Bell]more details

PaleoDB collection 17641: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995, edited by Chris Bell and Jonathan Marcot

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Taxonomic list

• NISP 88 (including est. 25 Palaeocastor)
 Squamata - Rhineuridae
Macrorhineura skinneri n. gen. n. sp.
Macrorhineura skinneri n. gen. n. sp. Macdonald 1970 worm lizard
 Primates - Ekgmowechashalidae
Ekgmowechashala philotau n. sp. Macdonald 1963 primate
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Leidymys blacki1 Macdonald 1963 mouse
Paciculus woodi1 Macdonald 1963 mouse
 Rodentia - Aplodontidae
Campestrallomys dawsonae1 Macdonald 1963 mountain beaver
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Tenudomys dakotensis1 Macdonald 1963 pocket gopher
 Rodentia - Heteromyidae
"Proheteromys fedti" = Proharrymys fedti, Proheteromys gremmelsi1
"Proheteromys fedti" = Proharrymys fedti Macdonald 1963 rodent
Proheteromys gremmelsi1 Macdonald 1963 rodent
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Capacikala gradatus Cope 1878 beaver
Palaeocastor sp.1 Leidy 1869 beaver
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Palaeolagus philoi3 Dawson 1958 rabbit
(record accidentally omitted by Macdonald 1970)
Palaeolagus hypsodus Schlaikjer 1935 rabbit
? Megalagus cf. primitivus Schlaikjer 1935 rabbit
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Quadrodens wilsoni2 Macdonald 1970 mole
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Miohippus equiceps Cope 1878 anchitheriine horse
 Tribosphenida - Proscalopidae
Proscalops evelynae1 Macdonald 1963 placental
 Carnivora - Canidae
Sunkahetanka geringensis Barbour and Schultz 1935 canid
confirmed by Wang 1994
"Mesocyon" cf. temnodon5 Wortman and Matthew 1899 canid
Philotrox condoni5 Merriam 1906 canid
Leptocyon douglassi4 Tedford et al. 2009 canine
Cynarctoides lemur1 Cope 1879 bone-crushing dog
Otarocyon cooki6 Macdonald 1963 bone-crushing dog
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
Leptauchenia major1 Leidy 1856 oreodont
Leptauchenia decora1 Leidy 1856 oreodont
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Thinohyus sp.1 Marsh 1875 peccary
 Ungulata - Hypertragulidae
Nanotragulus loomisi1 Lull 1922 ruminant
 Ungulata - Leptomerycidae
Leptomerycidae indet.1 Zittel 1893 ruminant