Moscow (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as Barringer Farm; TMM 31057

Where: Polk County, Texas (30.7° N, 94.7° W: paleocoordinates 31.2° N, 91.7° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Fleming Formation, Barstovian (16.0 - 13.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Reposited in the TMM

Primary reference: C. J. Hesse. 1943. A Preliminary Report on the Miocene Vertebrate Faunas of Southeast Texas. Transactions of the Texas Academy of Sciences 26:157-179 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Marcot]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 18646: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 27.09.1993

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Taxonomic list

• same level as Gay Hill according to Hesse, but placed at the higher Trinity River Pit 1 level by Tedford et al. 1987
"85 catalogued specimens"
Osteichthyes
 Proteida - Batrachosauroididae
Batrachosauroides dissimulans4 Taylor and Hesse 1943 salamander
 Caudata - Urodela
Amphiuma antica n. sp.4 Holman 1977 amphiuma
originally entered as "Amphiuma antiqua"
Siren miotexana n. sp.4 Holman 1977 siren
Reptilia
 Squamata - Boidae
Calamagras weigeli4 Holman 1972 dwarf boa
 Squamata - Colubridae
Elaphe nebraskensis4 Holman 1964 colubrid snake
Neonatrix elongata4 Holman 1973 colubrid snake
Mammalia
 Rodentia -
Jimomys labaughi1 Wahlert 1976 rodent
"Moscow"
Texomys sp.6 Slaughter 1981 rodent
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Protospermophilus quatalensis1 Gazin 1930 squirrel
"Moscow"
Petauristodon sp.6 Engesser 1979 squirrel
 Rodentia - Castoridae
? Anchitheriomys sp.2 Roger 1885 beaver
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras meridianum5 Leidy 1865 rhinoceros
Teleoceras medicornutum5 Osborn 1904 rhinoceros
Peraceras hessei5 Prothero and Manning 1987 rhinoceros
Aphelops megalodus5 Cope 1873 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Merychippus gunteri3 Simpson 1930 horse
may = "M. perditus"
 Carnivora - Amphicyonidae
Amphicyonidae indet.2 Haeckel 1886 bear-dog
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canidae indet.2 Fischer 1817 canid
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Tayassuidae indet. Palmer 1897 peccary
"Prosthennops sp. (small)"
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelidae indet. Gray 1821 camel
 Ungulata - Protoceratidae
Protoceratidae indet. Marsh 1891 protoceratid
"Palaeomerycidae (fragment of Prosynthetoceras horn?)"