Dunnellon Phosphate Mining District (Neogene of the United States)

Where: Marion County, Florida (29.1° N, 82.3° W: paleocoordinates 29.3° N, 80.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Hemphillian (10.3 - 4.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Primary reference: G. G. Simpson. 1930. Tertiary Land Mammals of Florida. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 59(3):1-64 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Marcot]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 18529: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 27.09.1993

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Taxonomic list

• includes C. & J. Camp Blue River Mine; Cullen River Mine; Dunnellon Phosphate Company No. 6; Mutual Mine
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Aphelops sp. Owen 1845 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Hippotherium plicatile" = Cormohipparion plicatile1 Leidy 1887 hipparionine horse
"Hippotherium ingenuum" = Cormohipparion ingenuum3 Leidy 1885 hipparionine horse
Nannippus aztecus3 Mooser 1968 hipparionine horse
Neohipparion eurystyle3 Cope 1893 hipparionine horse
Hipparion cf. tehonense3 Merriam 1916 hipparionine horse
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Pliometanastes protistus2 Hirschfeld and Webb 1968 edentate
"Dunnellon Plant 6"
 Proboscidea - Proboscidea
Proboscidea indet.1 proboscidean
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelidae indet. Gray 1821 camel