Ginn Quarry (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as Gin Quarry

Where: Dawes County, Nebraska (42.8° N, 103.1° W: paleocoordinates 43.5° N, 99.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Hemingfordian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: T. Galusha. 1975. Stratigraphy of the Box Butte Formation, Nebraska. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 156(1) [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

PaleoDB collection 17917: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Jonathan Marcot

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Taxonomic list

• not in a named formation and said to be post-Box Butte and pre-Olcott
Albright 1996 describes an F:AM Ginn Quarry specimen identified in the collection as "Miomustela" but refrains from identifying it
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Chalicotheriidae
Tylocephalonyx skinneri2 Coombs 1979 chalicothere
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras americanum6 Yatkola and Tanner 1979 rhinoceros
 Carnivora - Canidae
Osbornodon fricki8 Wang 1994 canid
Protomarctus cf. optatus1 Matthew 1924 bone-crushing dog
Cynarctoides acridens9 Barbour and Cook 1914 bone-crushing dog
 Carnivora - Felidae
Felidae indet.4 Gray 1821 cat
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
Brachycrus buwaldi5 Merriam 1919 oreodont
Merychyus relictus7 Matthew and Cook 1909 oreodont
also at "near Ginn Quarry"
 Ungulata - Palaeomerycidae
"Sinclairomeryx tedi n. sp." = Sinclairomeryx riparius
"Sinclairomeryx tedi n. sp." = Sinclairomeryx riparius Matthew 1924 ruminant
see Frick 1937
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
"Submeryceros minor" = Merycodus minor3, Paracosoryx dawesensis3
"Submeryceros minor" = Merycodus minor3 Frick 1937 pronghorn
Paracosoryx dawesensis3 Frick 1937 pronghorn