Mt. Scott (UM-K1-60) (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Meade County, Kansas (37.2° N, 100.3° W: paleocoordinates 37.2° N, 100.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: lower Member (Kingsdown Formation), Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone and sandy siltstone

• "a lens of fine sand to sandy silt"

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve

• "7 tons of matrix were removed" and screenwashed

Primary reference: C. W. Hibbard. 1963. A late Illinoian fauna from Kansas and its climatic significance. Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 48:187-221 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 20422: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 07.06.1994

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet.2 Gray 1825 softshell turtle
compared to T. spinifer
 Testudines - Kinosternoidea
Sternotherus odoratus3 Latreille 1801 Common musk turtle
 Testudines - Panchelydridae
Chelydra serpentina3 Linnaeus 1758 Common snapping turtle
 Testudines -
Pseudemys hibbardi3 Preston 1979 turtle
 Testudines - Panemydidae
"Pseudemys scripta" = Trachemys scripta3 Schoepff 1792 slider
Terrapene carolina3 Linnaeus 1758 common box turtle
Chrysemys picta3 Schneider 1783 painted turtle
 Squamata - Anguidae
Ophisaurus attenuatus3 Cope 1880 Slender glass lizard
 Squamata - Colubridae
Storeria cf. dekayi3 brown snake
Elaphe vulpina3 Baird and Girard 1853 fox snake
Coluber cf. constrictor3 Linnaeus 1758 black racer
Pituophis melanoleucus3 Daudin 1803 pine snake
Heterodon sp.3 Latreille 1801 hog-nosed snake
compared to H. nasicus and H. platyrhinos
Thamnophis radix3 garter snake
Nerodia sipedon3 Linnaeus 1758 northern water snake
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Oryzomys palustris1 Harlan 1837 marsh rice rat
Reithrodontomys sp. Giglioli 1874 harvest mouse
Ondatra zibethicus Linnaeus 1766 muskrat
Synaptomys australis Simpson 1928 vole
Microtus pennsylvanicus Ord 1815 meadow vole
"Pedomys ochrogaster" = Microtus ochrogaster Wagner 1842 prairie vole
Peromyscus progressus Hibbard 1960 deer mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilus sp.1 Cuvier 1825 ground squirrel
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castoridae indet. Gray 1821 beaver
"Paradipoides or Castor"
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Zapus hudsonius Zimmermann 1780 meadow jumping mouse
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Sylvilagus sp. Gray 1867 cottontail rabbit
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Blarina carolinensis1 Bachman 1837 southern short-tailed shrew
Cryptotis parva Say 1823 North American least shrew