Oldsmar Pit 1 (Pleistocene) (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as FK-9

Where: Pinellas County, Florida (27.8° N, 82.8° W: paleocoordinates 28.1° N, 80.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Fort Thompson Formation, Rancholabrean (0.3 - 0.0 Ma)

• said to be early Rancholabrean

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: P. F. Karrow, G. S. Morgan, R. W. Portell, E. Simons, and K. Auffenberg. 1996. Middle Pleistocene (early Rancholabrean) vertebrates and associated marine and non-marine invertebrates from Oldsmar, Pinnellas County, Florida. In K. M. Stewart, K. L. Seymour (eds.), Palaeoecology and palaeoenvironments of late Cenozoic mammals: Tributes to the career of C.S. (Rufus) Churcher 97-133 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 20440: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 19.05.2000

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• U-series date on shell of 200.6 +/- 9.1 ka; amino acid date on shell of 250 +/- 45 ka
text suggests that all terrestrial vertebrates are from this locality, but table is for "Oldsmar Local Fauna"
unclassified
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Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis sp. Rafinesque 1810 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
Actinopteri
 Cyprinodontiformes - Fundulidae
Fundulus sp. Lacépède 1803
 Mugiliformes - Mugilidae
Mugil sp. Linnaeus 1758
 Batrachoidiformes - Batrachoididae
Opsanus sp. Rafinesque 1818 toadfish
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
Pogonias cromis Cope 1869 black drum
 Centrarchiformes - Centrarchidae
Micropterus salmoides Lacépède 1802 black bass
Lepomis microlophus Lee 1980 sunfish
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Clupeidae indet. Bleeker 1859 hering
 Siluriformes - Ariidae
Arius felis Ariid catfish
 Siluriformes - Ictaluridae
Ictaluridae indet. Gill 1861 catfish
"Ameiurus/Ictalurus"
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
Amia calva Linnaeus 1766 bowfin
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteus sp. de Lacepède 1803 gar
Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Ranidae
Rana sp. Linnaeus 1758 frog
 Caudata - Urodela
Notophthalmus sp. Rafinesque 1820 newt
Siren sp. Linnaeus 1766 siren
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Apalone ferox Schneider 1783 Florida softshell turtle
 Testudines - Kinosternoidea
Kinosternon sp. von Spix 1824 mud turtle
Sternotherus sp. Gray 1825 musk turtle
 Testudines - Panchelydridae
"Macroclemys temmincki" = Macrochelys temminckii, Chelydra serpentina
"Macroclemys temmincki" = Macrochelys temminckii Troost 1835 Alligator snapping turtle
Chelydra serpentina Linnaeus 1758 Common snapping turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Gopherus polyphemus Daudin 1802 Florida gopher tortoise
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Trachemys scripta Schoepff 1792 slider
Terrapene carolina Linnaeus 1758 common box turtle
Pseudemys sp. Gray 1856 cooter
Aves
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Aythya cf. collaris Donovan 1809 ring-necked duck
Anas sp. Linnaeus 1758 dabbling duck
 Ornithurae -
Passeriformes indet. Linnaeus 1758 perching bird
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
Rallus longirostris Boddaert 1783 mangrove rail
Rallus elegans Audubon 1834 king rail
Rallus limicola Vieillot 1819 Virginia rail
 Podicipediformes - Podicipedidae
Podilymbus podiceps Linnaeus 1758 pied-billed grebe
 Suliformes - Anhingidae
Anhinga anhinga Linnaeus 1766 anhinga
Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
Alligator mississippiensis Daudin 1801 American alligator
 Squamata - Anguidae
Ophisaurus sp. Daudin 1803 glass lizard
 Squamata - Polychrotidae
Anolis cf. carolinensis Voight 1832 green anole
 Squamata - Colubridae
Drymarchon corais Boie 1827 cribo
Farancia sp. Gray 1842 colubrid snake
Nerodia sp. Baird and Girard 1853 water snake
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Oryzomys palustris Harlan 1837 marsh rice rat
Reithrodontomys sp. Giglioli 1874 harvest mouse
Sigmodon bakeri Martin 1974 cotton rat
Neotoma floridana Ord 1818 eastern woodrat
Neofiber alleni True 1884 round-tailed muskrat
Peromyscus gossypinus Le Conte 1853 cotton mouse
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castoroides ohioensis Foster 1838 giant beaver
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Neochoerus pinckneyi Hay 1926 caviomorph
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Sylvilagus palustris Bachman 1837 marsh rabbit
see also White 1991b
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
"Tapirus veroensis" = Tapirus (Helicotapirus) veroensis
"Tapirus veroensis" = Tapirus (Helicotapirus) veroensis Sellards 1918 tapir
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Blarina carolinensis Bachman 1837 southern short-tailed shrew
 Carnivora - Mephitidae
Spilogale putorius Linnaeus 1758 eastern spotted skunk
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Procyon lotor Linnaeus 1758 raccoon
 Xenarthra - Dasypodidae
Dasypus bellus Simpson 1929 beautiful armadillo
 Xenarthra - Pampatheriidae
Holmesina septentrionalis Leidy 1889 edentate
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus columbi Falconer 1857 Columbian mammoth
possibly only present at Oldsmar Pit 2
 Artiodactyla - Camelidae
Camelidae indet. Gray 1821 camel
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Odocoileus virginianus Zimmermann 1780 white-tailed deer