Fossilossa (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Chatham County, Georgia (31.9° N, 81.1° W: paleocoordinates 31.9° N, 81.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: oxygen isotope stage 5 zone, Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• no details given

Environment/lithology: marginal marine

• no details given

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: this is a historical collecting locality first described in the 1820s and apparently not revisited by the authors

Primary reference: R. C. Hulbert, Jr. and A. E. Pratt. 1998. Pleistocene (Rancholabrean) vertebrate faunas from coastal Georgia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18(2):412-429 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 20591: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 21.09.1998

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Taxonomic list

• said to fall in oxygen-isotope stage 5, i.e., Sangamonian
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Eremotherium laurillardi Lund 1842 edentate
includes type of "Megatherium mirabile"
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Paramylodon harlani Owen 1840 Harlan's ground sloth
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Mammut americanum Kerr 1792 American mastodon
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus columbi Falconer 1857 Columbian mammoth
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bison sp. Hamilton-Smith 1827 bison