Cathedral Cave (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: White Pine County, Nevada (39.0° N, 114.1° W: paleocoordinates 39.0° N, 113.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: C. J. Bell. 1995. A middle Pleistocene (Irvingtonian) microtine rodent fauna from White Pine County, Nevada, and its implications for microtone rodent biochronology . Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 15(3):18A [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

PaleoDB collection 20280: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.10.1995, edited by Patricia Holroyd

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Taxonomic list

• some records of Heaton 1999 may be from "basal levels in Smith Creek Cave"
"Irvingtonian"
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Phenacomys cf. gryci Repenning 1987 vole
Mimomys virginianus4 Repenning and Grady 1988 vole
"possibly Cromeromys"; see also Bell and Barnosky 2000
Allophaiomys pliocaenicus4 Kormos 1932 vole
Microtus sp. Schrank 1798 vole
Microtus pennsylvanicus Ord 1815 meadow vole
Microtus paroperarius Hibbard 1944 vole
"Terricola meadensis" = Microtus meadensis Hibbard 1944 vole
Lemmiscus sp. Thomas 1912 mouse
"extinct"
Lemmiscus curtatus Cope 1868 sagebrush vole
see also Bell and Mead 1998
Mictomys meltoni1 Paulson 1961 bog lemming
"M. meltoni or M. kansasensis"
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilus sp.3 Cuvier 1825 ground squirrel
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Leporidae indet.2 Fischer de Waldheim 1817 rabbit
Sylvilagus or Lepus sp.
Aztlanolagus agilis2 Russell and Harris 1986 rabbit
Brachylagus idahoensis5 Merriam 1891 pygmy rabbit
Brachylagus coloradoensis2 Ramos 1999 pygmy rabbit
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Ochotona sp.2 Link 1795 pika
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Soricidae indet.1 Fischer 1814 shrew
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
"Martes americana" = Mustela zibellina americana1 Kerr 1792 American marten
Mustela nivalis1 Linnaeus 1766 least weasel
Mustela nigripes3 Audubon and Bachman 1851 black-footed ferret
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis latrans1 Say 1823 coyote
 Chiroptera -
Chiroptera indet.1 Blumenbach 1779 bat
a bat