Griscom Plantation (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as Luna Place; Luna Plantation

Where: Leon County, Florida (30.6° N, 84.3° W: paleocoordinates 31.0° N, 80.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: lower Member (Torreya Formation), Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• originally assigned to the Hawthorne Formation

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. H. Sellards. 1916. Fossil vertebrates from Florida: A new Miocene fauna; new Pliocene species; the Pleistocene fauna. Florida State Geological Survey, Annual Report 8:79-119 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 18537: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.04.1994, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• see Bryant et al. 1992
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
Alligator olseni2 White 1942 alligator
FGS V-3785, 1440, 1439, 1437, 2777, 2768 and 1436
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Parahippus leonensis n. sp. Sellards 1916 anchitheriine horse
includes "Merychippus sp." of Sellards
 Carnivora - Canidae
Osbornodon iamonensis1 Sellards 1916 canid
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelidae indet.1 Gray 1821 camel
"Oxydactylus? sp., an uncertain but probable assignment" according to Simpson 1930b; possibly "O." floridanus according to Simpson 1932
 Ungulata -