WaKeeney (Unit C) (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Trego County, Kansas (39.1° N, 99.8° W: paleocoordinates 40.1° N, 98.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Clarendonian zone, Ogallala Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• single specimen

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; argillaceous sandstone and argillaceous siltstone

• "floodplain deposits"
• "Argillaceous sand and silt; greenish clay fraction occuring and nodules and lenses; some sand and pebble lenses"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: R. L. Wilson. 1968. Systematics and faunal analysis of a Lower Pliocene vertebrate assemblage from Trego County, Kansas. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 22(7):75-126 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 18451: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995, edited by Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• overlies UM-K6-59
 Testudines - Kinosternoidea
Kinosternon wakeeniense n. sp.2 Bourque 2015 mud turtle
MSU-VP 771 (holotype), nuchal
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Emydidae indet.3 Rafinesque 1815 turtle
 Carnivora - Amphicyonidae
? Ischyrocyon sp.1 Matthew and Gidley 1904 bear-dog