Mayfair (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Chatham County, Georgia (32.0° N, 81.1° W: paleocoordinates 32.0° N, 81.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

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 classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Material was donated to the Georgia Southern Museum by an amateur collector, and site was not visited 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 20613: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 21.09.1998

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• NISP 30
unclassified
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Bivalvia
 Cardiida -
"Donax variabilis" = Serrula variabilis
"Donax variabilis" = Serrula variabilis Say 1822 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Mulinia lateralis Say 1822 clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
"Oliva sayana" = Oliva (Ispidula) sayana
"Oliva sayana" = Oliva (Ispidula) sayana Ravenel 1834 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Melongena corona Gmelin 1791 snail
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
"Terebra dislocata" = Strioterebrum dislocatum
"Terebra dislocata" = Strioterebrum dislocatum Say 1822 auger snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Polinices duplicatus" = Neverita duplicatus
"Polinices duplicatus" = Neverita duplicatus Say 1822 moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula fornicata Linnaeus 1758 slipper shell
Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatidae indet. Bonaparte 1838 eagle ray
Aetobatus narinari Euphrasen 1790 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias taurus Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Negaprion brevirostris Poey 1868 lemon shark
"Galeocerdo cuvier" = Galeocerdo cuvieri Peron and LeSueur 1822 tiger shark
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
Carcharhinus obscurus Le Sueur 1818 requiem shark
"or possibly Carcharhinus acronotus"
Carcharhinus leucas Valenciennes 1839 requiem shark
Actinopteri
 Scorpaeniformes - Triglidae
Prionotus sp. Lacépède 1802 sea robin
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
cf. Scombridae indet. Rafinesque 1815
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
Pogonias cromis Cope 1869 black drum
 Aulopiformes - Synodidae
Synodus sp. Scopoli 1777
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteus sp. Agassiz 1843 gar
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Apalone ferox Schneider 1783 Florida softshell turtle
 Testudines - Kinosternidae
"Kinosternidae indet." = Kinosternoidea
"Kinosternidae indet." = Kinosternoidea Hay 1892 mud turtle
 Testudines - Kinosternoidea
Kinosternon sp. von Spix 1824 mud turtle
Sternotherus sp. Gray 1825 musk turtle
 Testudines - Panchelydridae
Chelydra serpentina Linnaeus 1758 Common snapping turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
"Hesperotestudo incisa" = Hesperotestudo turgida
"Hesperotestudo incisa" = Hesperotestudo turgida Cope 1892 turtle
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Trachemys scripta Schoepff 1792 slider
Terrapene carolina Linnaeus 1758 common box turtle
Deirochelys reticularia Latreille 1801 Chicken turtle
Aves
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Meleagris gallopavo Linnaeus 1758 wild turkey
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
"Anas americana" = Mareca americana Gmelin 1789 American wigeon
Cygnus columbianus Ord 1815 tundra swan
Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
Alligator mississippiensis Daudin 1801 American alligator
 Serpentes -
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor canadensis Kuhl 1820 American beaver
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Neochoerus cf. pinckneyi Hay 1926 caviomorph
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Sylvilagus sp. Gray 1867 cottontail rabbit
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
"Tapirus veroensis" = Tapirus (Helicotapirus) veroensis
"Tapirus veroensis" = Tapirus (Helicotapirus) veroensis Sellards 1918 tapir
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Procyon lotor Linnaeus 1758 raccoon
 Cingulata - Dasypodidae
Dasypus bellus Simpson 1929 beautiful armadillo
(osteoderms)
 Cingulata - Pampatheriidae
Holmesina septentrionalis Leidy 1889 edentate
(osteoderms)
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Mammut americanum Kerr 1792 American mastodon
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus columbi Falconer 1857 Columbian mammoth
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Palaeolama mirifica Simpson 1929 stout-legged llama
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Odocoileus virginianus Zimmermann 1780 white-tailed deer