Taunton ( of the United States)

Also known as LACM loc. 6048; UWBM A 9326

Where: Adams County, Washington (47.0° N, 118.5° W: paleocoordinates 47.2° N, 117.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Ringold Formation, Blancan (4.9 - 1.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the LACM

Primary reference: R. H. Tedford and E. P. Gustafson. 1977. First North American record of the extinct panda Parailurus. Nature 265:621-623 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

PaleoDB collection 20062: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993

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Taxonomic list

• 50 m thick interval - magnetically reversed
stratigraphic position relative to main Ringold Fm. sites not known
UWBM A 9326 is a new quarry opened in 1988: White and Morgan 1995
unclassified
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Tauntonophis morganorum n. gen. n. sp.6
Tauntonophis morganorum n. gen. n. sp.6
Reptilia
 Squamata - Boidae
Charina bottae6 Blainville 1835 northern rubber boa
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubridae indet.6 Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
Coluber sp. or Masticophis sp.
Elaphe pliocenica6 colubrid snake
Elaphe vulpina6 Baird and Girard 1853 fox snake
"Lampropeltis getula" = Lampropeltis getulus6 Linnaeus 1766 kingsnake
Pituophis catenifer6 gopher snake
Thamnophis sp.6 Fitzinger 1843 garter snake
 Squamata - Crotalidae
Crotalus sp.6 Linnaeus 1758 rattlesnake
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Neotoma cf. fossilis5 Gidley 1922 pack rat
Ondatra minor1 Kretzoi 1955 muskrat
Ophiomys taylori4 Hibbard 1959 vole
"Mimomys taylori-parvus" according to Morgan and Morgan 1995
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
? Spermophilus cf. russelli3 Gustafson 1978 ground squirrel
Spermophilus cf. howelli3 Hibbard 1941 ground squirrel
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Thomomys sp.5 Wied-Neuwied 1839 pocket gopher
large
Thomomys cf. gidleyi5 Wilson 1933 pocket gopher
 Rodentia - Heteromyidae
Perognathinae indet.5 Coues 1875 rodent
Prodipodomys sp.2 Hibbard 1939 rodent
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor californicus4 Kellogg 1911 beaver
Procastoroides cf. idahoensis5 Shotwell 1970 beaver
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
? Nekrolagus sp.9 Hibbard 1939 rabbit
Hypolagus gidleyi8 White 1988 rabbit
presumably includes "H. cf. vetus" of Gustafson 1985a
Hypolagus furlongi9 Gazin 1934 rabbit
Hypolagus edensis8 Frick 1921 rabbit
presumably includes "H. limnetus" of Gustafson 1985a
Hypolagus ringoldensis9 Gustafson 1978 rabbit
Alilepus cf. wilsoni9 White 1991 rabbit
Alilepus vagus4 Gazin 1934 rabbit
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Equus simplicidens" = Equus (Dolichohippus) simplicidens
"Equus simplicidens" = Equus (Dolichohippus) simplicidens Cope 1892 horse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Sorex sp.5 Linnaeus 1758 long-tailed shrew
large
Sorex cf. meltoni5 Hibbard and Bjork 1971 long-tailed shrew
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Plionarctos cf. harroldorum7 Tedford and Martin 2001 bear
 Carnivora - Mephitidae
Spilogale sp.5 Gray 1865 skunk
 Carnivora - Ailuridae
Parailurus sp. Schlosser 1899 red panda
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
? Procyon sp.5 Storr 1780 raccoon
Bassariscus cf. casei5 Hibbard 1952 ringtail
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Trigonictis cookii5 Gazin 1934 mustelid carnivore
Mustela cf. rexroadensis5 Hibbard 1950 weasel
Buisnictis breviramus5 Hibbard 1941 skunk
Satherium piscinarium5 Leidy 1873 badger
Taxidea sp. Waterhouse 1839 badger
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis sp.5 Linnaeus 1758 canine
two forms
Canis lepophagus Johnston 1938 canine
Borophagus diversidens5 Cope 1892 bone-crushing dog
placed at LACM loc. 6408 by Wang et al. 1999
 Carnivora - Felidae
Felidae indet.5 Gray 1821 cat
said to possibly be a "machairodont"
Lynx cf. rufus5 Schreber 1777 bobcat
Puma lacustris5 Gazin 1933 cougar
Dinofelis cf. palaeoonca5 Meade 1945 cat
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Megalonyx leptostomus5 Cope 1893 edentate
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Platygonus sp. Leconte 1848 peccary
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelops sp.5 Leidy 1854 camel
 Ungulata - Cervidae
? Rangifer sp.5 Hamilton-Smith 1827 reindeer
? Odocoileus sp.5 Rafinesque 1832 New World deer
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
Capromeryx tauntonensis n. sp.5 Morgan and Morgan 1995 pronghorn