Overpeck Station (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Butler County, Ohio (39.5° N, 84.3° W: paleocoordinates 39.5° N, 84.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• found at "twenty-three feet from the surface... lying on what appeared to be a nest of petrified sticks"

•"late Pleistocene" according to Guilday 1968

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gravel

• "gravels" according to Guilday 1968

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying,

Primary reference: G. S. Miller, Jr. 1899. A new fossil bear from Ohio. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 13:53-56 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 74139: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 24.07.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Carnivora - Ursidae
"Ursus procerus n. sp." = Ursus arctos
"Ursus procerus n. sp." = Ursus arctos Linnaeus 1758 brown bear