Edson (Neogene of the United States)

Also known as Edson Beds; North Quarry

Where: Sherman County, Kansas (39.3° N, 101.7° W: paleocoordinates 39.6° N, 100.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Hemphillian (10.3 - 4.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Collected by H. T. Martin in 1924

• collection information pertains to Grus nannodes

Primary reference: C. W. Hibbard. 1934. Two new genera of Felidae from the middle Pliocene of Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Sciences 37:239-255 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/W. Clyde]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 18140: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 05.08.1992, edited by Bethany Allen and Jonathan Marcot

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Taxonomic list

• see also Harrison 1983

•"Sciurus sp." is omitted by Harrison 1983

 Salientia - Pelobatidae
"Scaphiopus pliobatrachus" = Spea pliobatrachus4
"Scaphiopus pliobatrachus" = Spea pliobatrachus4 Taylor 1936 spadefoot toad
 Salientia - Bufonidae
Bufo arenarius4 Taylor 1936 toad
Bufo hibbardi4 Taylor 1936 toad
 Caudata - Urodela
Plioambystoma kansensis4 Adams and Martin 1929 mole salamander
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Chelonia sp.4 Brongniart 1800 green sea turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo sp.4 Linnaeus 1758 turtle
 Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
Scolopacidae indet.4 Rafinesque 1815 snipe
 Passeriformes - Corvidae
Corvidae indet.4 Vigors 1825 perching bird
 Gruiformes - Gruidae
Grus nannodes n. sp.9
Grus nannodes n. sp.9 Wetmore and Martin 1930 crane
UK specimen from "the Pliocene deposits of Sherman County"
 Podicipediformes - Podicipedidae
"Colymbus nigricollis" = Podiceps nigricollis4
"Colymbus nigricollis" = Podiceps nigricollis4 Brehm 1831 black-necked grebe
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
? Oryzomys pliocaenicus n. sp.4 Hibbard 1939 mouse
Onychomys martini3 Hibbard 1937 grasshopper mouse
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
Kansasimys dubius2 Wood 1936 rodent
 Rodentia - Heteromyidae
Prodipodomys kansensis3 Hibbard 1937 rodent
Perognathus dunklei n. sp.4 Hibbard 1939 pocket mouse
 Rodentia - Mylagaulidae
Mylagaulidae indet.5 Cope 1881 rodent
 Glires -
Lagomorpha indet.2 Brandt 1885 placental
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpidae indet.4 Fischer de Waldheim 1817 mole
said by Hutchison 1968 to be Scalopus, but this could also be Hesperoscalops
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras guymonense7 Prothero 2005 rhinoceros
Aphelops mutilus7 Matthew 1924 rhinoceros
confirmed by Prothero et al. 1989
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Nannippus sp.2 Matthew 1926 hipparionine horse
Neohipparion cf. eurystyle2 Cope 1893 hipparionine horse
Dinohippus leidyanus2 Osborn 1918 horse
Astrohippus ansae1 Matthew and Stirton 1930 horse
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Agriotherium sp.2 Wagner 1837 bear
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
"Brachypsalis marshalli n. sp." = Plesiogulo marshalli6, "Plesiogulo marshalli" = Plesiogulo marshalli4, Martinogale alveodens, Pliotaxidea nevadensis2
"Brachypsalis marshalli n. sp." = Plesiogulo marshalli6 Martin 1928 mustelid carnivore
"Plesiogulo marshalli" = Plesiogulo marshalli4 Martin 1928 mustelid carnivore
Martinogale alveodens Hall 1930 skunk
Pliotaxidea nevadensis2 Butterworth 1916 badger
 Carnivora - Canidae
Eucyon davisi3, "Hyaenognathus cyonoides n. sp." = Borophagus secundus6, "Osteoborus cyonoides" = Borophagus secundus4
Eucyon davisi3 Merriam 1911 canine
"Hyaenognathus cyonoides n. sp." = Borophagus secundus6 VanderHoof 1931 bone-crushing dog
see Stirton and VanderHoof 1933, Wang et al. 1999
"Osteoborus cyonoides" = Borophagus secundus4 VanderHoof 1931 bone-crushing dog
 Carnivora - Felidae
"Machairodus coloradensis" = Amphimachairodus coloradensis2, Adelphailurus kansensis n. sp.
"Machairodus coloradensis" = Amphimachairodus coloradensis2 Cook 1922 cat
Adelphailurus kansensis n. sp. Hibbard 1934 cat
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Platygonus pollenae8 Prothero and Grenader 2012 peccary
Prosthennops serus4 Cope 1877 peccary
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Megatylopus gigas Matthew and Cook 1909 camel
"Hemiauchenia vera" = Pleiolama vera2 Matthew 1909 camel
Alforjas taylori2 Harrison 1979 camel
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
Texoceros cf. guymonensis2 Frick 1937 pronghorn