Waccasassa River 9A ( of the United States)

Also known as UF locality LV040

Where: Levy County, Florida (29.3° N, 82.7° W: paleocoordinates 29.4° N, 82.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Blancan (4.9 - 1.8 Ma)

• middle late to latest Blancan, ca 1.6-2.2 Ma

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: R. C. Hulbert. 2010. A new early Pleistocene tapir (Mammalia: Perissodactyla) from Florida, with a review of Blancan tapirs from around the state. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 49(3):67-126 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 98315: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 30.09.2010, edited by John Alroy and Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Sangamonian; sites IIB and III are Wisconsinan
possibly relevant: Leopardus amnicola ("Felis wiedii amnicola") Werdelin 1985, from "Waccasassa River" (Wisconsinan?)
Frazier 1981 mentions "Wac 7B" and "Wac 1A" and states that they are "Rancholabrean, possibly Irvingtonian"
Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Gopherus polyphemus1 Daudin 1802 Florida gopher tortoise
The sample includes a partial HYPO and several bridge elements (SSH).
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Hemiauchenia gracilis2 Meachen 2005 camel