West Line Kat Quarry (Miocene of the United States)

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: Merritt Dam Member (Ash Hollow Formation), Clarendonian (13.6 - 10.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

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

PaleoDB collection 18458: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 05.08.1992, edited by Jonathan Marcot

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Taxonomic list

• "about 213" F:AM specimens: Skinner and Johnson 1984
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras major5 Hatcher 1894 rhinoceros
Aphelops megalodus5 Cope 1873 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Pseudhipparion skinneri4 Webb and Hulbert 1986 hipparionine horse
pers. commun.
Protohippus gidleyi4 Hulbert 1988 horse
pers. commun.
Calippus cerasinus3 Hulbert 1988 horse
 Carnivora - Canidae
Aelurodon taxoides Hatcher 1894 bone-crushing dog
Epicyon saevus Leidy 1858 bone-crushing dog
Carpocyon robustus Green 1948 bone-crushing dog
Paratomarctus euthos McGrew 1935 bone-crushing dog
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
"Merychyus major" = Ustatochoerus major1
"Merychyus major" = Ustatochoerus major1 Leidy 1858 oreodont
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Macrogenis sp.6 Wright 1993 peccary
new Leptarctus Quarry species
 Ungulata - Gelocidae
Pseudoceras skinneri2 Frick 1937 ruminant
 Ungulata - Palaeomerycidae
Cranioceras unicornis1 Matthew 1918 ruminant