McLeod Limerock Mine (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Levy County, Florida (29.4° N, 82.6° W: paleocoordinates 29.4° N, 82.4° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

• said to be middle Irvingtonian

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: G. S. Morgan and R. C. Hulbert, Jr. 1995. Overview of the geology and vertebrate biochronology of the Leisey Shell Pit Local Fauna, Hillsborough County, Florida. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 37(1) [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

PaleoDB collection 20415: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.04.1994, edited by Richard Hulbert and Jonathan Marcot

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Taxonomic list

• replaces earlier, incomplete list of Hulbert and Morgan 1993
Aves
 Cathartiformes - Cathartidae
Coragyps atratus2 Bechstein 1793 black vulture
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Meleagris sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 turkey
 Galliformes - Odontophoridae
Colinus virginianus2 Linnaeus 1758 northern bobwhite
 Strigiformes - Tytonidae
Tyto alba2 Scopoli 1769 barn owl
 Podicipediformes - Podicipedidae
Podilymbus podiceps2 Linnaeus 1758 pied-billed grebe
 Ciconiiformes - Ciconiidae
Ciconia maltha2 Miller 1910 asphalt stork
 Accipitriformes - Accipitridae
Amplibuteo woodwardi2 Miller 1911 hawk
Buteo sp.2 de Lacep├Ęde 1799 hawk
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Sigmodon bakeri Martin 1974 cotton rat
see also Morgan and White 1995
Neofiber leonardi Hibbard 1943 mouse
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Lepus sp. Linnaeus 1758 hare
see also Morgan and White 1995
Sylvilagus sp.4 Gray 1867 cottontail rabbit
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus leidyi Hay 1913 horse
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Arctodus pristinus Leidy 1854 bear
see also Emslie 1995
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis armbrusteri Gidley 1913 canine
see also Nowak 1979
Urocyon minicephalus5 Martin 1974 gray fox
 Carnivora - Felidae
Smilodon gracilis Cope 1880 saber-toothed cat
Panthera onca Linnaeus 1758 jaguar
see also Seymour 1993
 Cingulata - Dasypodidae
Dasypus bellus Simpson 1929 beautiful armadillo
 Cingulata - Pampatheriidae
Holmesina septentrionalis Leidy 1889 edentate
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Megalonyx wheatleyi Cope 1871 edentate
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Eremotherium eomigrans1 De Iuliis and Cartelle 1999 edentate
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Palaeolama mirifica Simpson 1929 stout-legged llama
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Odocoileus virginianus Zimmermann 1780 white-tailed deer