Black Butte (UO 2341) (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Malheur County, Oregon (43.6° N, 117.5° W: paleocoordinates 44.3° N, 114.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Juntura Formation, Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: J. A. Shotwell and D. E. Russell. 1963. Mammalian fauna of the Upper Juntura formation, the Black Butte local fauna. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 53(1):42-69 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/R. Hulbert]more details

PaleoDB collection 18823: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Richard Hulbert

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Taxonomic list

Aves
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
Fulica infelix n. sp.2 Brodkorb 1961 rail
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Ammospermophilus junturensis1 Shotwell and Russell 1963 antelope squirrel
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Eucastor malheurensis Shotwell and Russell 1963 beaver
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
Merychyus sp.1 Leidy 1858 oreodont