Wendell Fox Pasture ( of the United States)

Also known as UM-K3-53; Wendell Fox Ranch

Where: Meade County, Kansas (37.1° N, 100.5° W: paleocoordinates 37.2° N, 99.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: upper Member (Rexroad Formation), Blancan (4.9 - 1.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial; sandy siltstone

• "stream" (Hibbard 1963)
• "sandy silts" (Hibbard 1963)

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1962; reposited in the UMMP

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

Primary reference: C. W. Hibbard and P. R. Bjork. 1971. The Insectivores of the Hagerman Local Fauna, Upper Pliocene of Idaho. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 23(9):171-180 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 19940: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• list is probably not complete
Reptilia
 Testudines - Panchelydridae
"Macroclemys temmincki" = Macrochelys temminckii8, Chelydra serpentina8
"Macroclemys temmincki" = Macrochelys temminckii8 Troost 1835 Alligator snapping turtle
1962 collection
Chelydra serpentina8 Linnaeus 1758 Common snapping turtle
1962 collection
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
"Testudo rexroadensis n. sp." = Hesperotestudo orthopygia13
"Testudo rexroadensis n. sp." = Hesperotestudo orthopygia13 Cope 1878 turtle
UMMP 28124 (holotype), parts of a shell and appendicular elements
Aves
 Pelecaniformes - Ardeidae
Egretta sp.12 Forster 1817 egret
Botaurus hibbardi n. sp.12 heron
Reptilia
 Squamata - Colubridae
Elaphe obsoleta4 Say 1823 black rat snake
Coluber constrictor4 Linnaeus 1758 black racer
Lampropeltis doliata4 colubrid snake
Lampropeltis getulus4 Linnaeus 1766 kingsnake
Pituophis catenifer4 gopher snake
Heterodon plionasicus4 Peters 1953 hog-nosed snake
Thamnophis sp.4 Fitzinger 1843 garter snake
Nerodia sp.2 Baird and Girard 1853 water snake
 Squamata - Crotalidae
Crotalus viridis4 rattlesnake
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Ogmodontomys poaphagus15 Hibbard 1941 mouse
Onychomys gidleyi5 Hibbard 1941 grasshopper mouse
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Geomys jacobi9 Hibbard 1967 pocket gopher
 Rodentia - Heteromyidae
Prodipodomys centralis1 Hibbard 1941 rodent
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Dipoides rexroadensis14 Hibbard and Riggs 1949 beaver
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Zapus sp.11 Coues 1876 jumping mouse
said to be new
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Nekrolagus progressus7 Hibbard 1939 rabbit
confirmed by White 1991a
Hypolagus regalis10 Hibbard 1939 rabbit
confirmed by White 1988
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Nannippus sp.6 Matthew 1926 hipparionine horse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Paracryptotis rex Hibbard 1950 shrew
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Procyon rexroadensis3 Hibbard 1941 raccoon
Bassariscus casei3 Hibbard 1952 ringtail
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustela meltoni n. sp.3 Bjork 1973 weasel
Buisnictis breviramus3 Hibbard 1941 skunk
5
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canidae indet.3 Fischer 1817 canid
Canis lepophagus3 Johnston 1938 canine
 Carnivora - Felidae
"Lynx ? rexroadensis" = Felis rexroadensis1
"Lynx ? rexroadensis" = Felis rexroadensis1 Stephens 1959 cat
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Stegomastodon primitivus1 Osborn 1936 gomphothere