Deep Creek Quarry No. 1 (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as 2d Fork of Deep Creek

Where: Brown County, Nebraska (42.7° N, 100.0° W: paleocoordinates 43.3° N, 96.7° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Devil's Gulch Member (Valentine Formation), Barstovian (16.0 - 13.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: X. Wang, R. H. Tedford, and B. E. Taylor. 1999. Phylogenetic systematics of the Borophaginae (Carnivora: Canidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 243:1-392 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 18119: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 05.08.1992, edited by Jonathan Marcot

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Taxonomic list

• see Skinner and Johnson 1984
should include all F:AM specimens from Deep Creek
Merycodontini indet.2
dentitions compared to Meryceros and Cosoryx from "Deep Creek"
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras medicornutum3 Osborn 1904 rhinoceros
"East fork of Deep Creek"
 Carnivora - Canidae
Aelurodon stirtoni Wang et al. 1999 bone-crushing dog
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
"Merychyus novomexicanus" = Ustatochoerus medius novomexicanus1
"Merychyus novomexicanus" = Ustatochoerus medius novomexicanus1 Frick 1929 oreodont
 Ungulata - Palaeomerycidae
Cranioceras unicornis1 Matthew 1918 ruminant
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
Plioceros floblairi n. sp.2 Frick 1937 pronghorn
"Deep Creek"