Gordon Creek Quarry (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as UCMP V-3313; UNSM Cr-14

Where: Cherry County, Nebraska (42.8° N, 100.8° W: paleocoordinates 43.3° N, 98.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Burge Member (Valentine Formation), Clarendonian (13.6 - 10.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: S. D. Webb. 1969. The Burge and Minnechaduza Clarendonian Mammalian Faunas of North-Central Nebraska. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 78:1-191 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Marcot]more details

PaleoDB collection 18176: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 05.08.1992, edited by Jonathan Marcot

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Taxonomic list

• originally described by Stirton and McGrew 1935 and McGrew 1938a
184 F:AM specimens: Skinner and Johnson 1984; figure not useable because Webb's material is from the UCMP
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castoridae indet. Gray 1821 beaver
 Rodentia - Mylagaulidae
Ceratogaulus cf. rhinocerus2 Matthew 1902 rodent
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Metechinus sp. Matthew 1929 hedgehog
noted also by Rich 1981
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras major4 Hatcher 1894 rhinoceros
pers. commun.: "T. fossiger"; (see McGrew 1938a)
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Pseudhipparion retrusum Cope 1889 hipparionine horse
Equini indet.1 Quinn 1955 horse
Pliohippus pernix3 Marsh 1874 horse
Supplemental Table S1
Megahippus matthewi Barbour 1914 anchitheriine horse
Hypohippus affinis Leidy 1858 anchitheriine horse
 Carnivora - Canidae
Aelurodon stirtoni5 Wang et al. 1999 bone-crushing dog
Aelurodon ferox5 Leidy 1858 bone-crushing dog
Paratomarctus euthos1 McGrew 1935 bone-crushing dog
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Gomphotherium sp. Burmeister 1837 gomphothere
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
Merychyus sp.1 Leidy 1858 oreodont
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Protolabis heterodontus Cope 1874 camel
Procamelus grandis Gregory 1939 camel
Aepycamelus robustus1 Leidy 1858 camel
 Ungulata - Palaeomerycidae
Cranioceras unicornis Matthew 1918 ruminant
described as "Dromomeryx parvus" by McGrew 1938a
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
Cosoryx furcatus Leidy 1869 pronghorn
see also Frick 1937