Apollo Beach (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Hillsborough County, Florida (27.9° N, 82.1° W: paleocoordinates 27.9° N, 81.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

• said to be Rancholabrean by some authors but mixed Irvingtonian and Rancholabrean by Morgan and White 1995; only nominally Irvingtonian records are listed below, and no further Irvingtonian taxa are listed by Morgan and Hulbert 1995

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: K. F. Downing and R. S. White. 1995. The cingulates (Xenarthra) of the Leisey Shell Pit local fauna (Irvingtonian), Hillsborough County, Florida. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 37(12):375-396 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 20145: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.10.1995

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castoroides sp.4 Foster 1838 giant beaver
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Neochoerus sp.4 Hay 1926 caviomorph
 Rodentia - Erethizontidae
Erethizon dorsatum4 Linnaeus 1758 North American porcupine
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
"Tapirus haysii" = Tapirus (Helicotapirus) haysii1
"Tapirus haysii" = Tapirus (Helicotapirus) haysii1 Leidy 1860 tapir
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus (Hemionus) sp.3 Stehlin and Graziosi 1935 horse
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Arctodus pristinus2 Leidy 1854 bear
 Cingulata - Pachyarmatheriidae
Pachyarmatherium leiseyi Downing and White 1995 edentate