Turtle Basin (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Garfield County, Utah (37.8° N, 111.5° W: paleocoordinates 40.0° N, 102.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: "Brian Head" Formation, Duchesnean (40.4 - 37.2 Ma)

• said to be Duchesnean

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: J. G. Eaton, J. H. Hutchison, P. A. Holroyd, W. W. Korth, and P. M. Goldstrand. 1999. Vertebrates of the Turtle Basin local fauna, Middle Eocene, Sevier Plateau, south-central Utah. Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publication 99-1:463-468 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 16877: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 13.10.1999, edited by Jonathan Marcot and Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• field area includes Garfield and Kane counties, but arrow on map points to a location well within the formercomposite of several localities spanning at least 60 m
Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes -
Saltirius utahensis n. gen. n. sp.1
Saltirius utahensis n. gen. n. sp.1 Cook et al. 2014 stingray
Gnathostomata
  -
Actinopteri
 Esociformes - Esocidae
Esocidae indet. Cuvier 1817
 Cypriniformes - Catostomidae
 Siluriformes - Ictaluridae
Ictaluridae indet. Gill 1861 catfish
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteidae indet. Cuvier 1825 gar
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Apalone sp. Rafinesque 1832 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Kinosternoidea
Baptemys sp. Leidy 1870 mud turtle
said to be new
 Testudines - Carettochelyidae
Carettochelyidae indet. turtle
"Anosteira sp. or Pseudanosteira sp."
 Testudines - Pantrionychidae
Plastomenus sp. Cope 1873 turtle
 Testudines - Panchelydridae
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Echmatemys sp. Hay 1906 turtle
said to be new
"Rhinoclemys" sp. Fitzinger 1835 turtle
said to be new
 Testudines - Panemydidae
"Bataguridae indet." = Batagurinae
"Bataguridae indet." = Batagurinae Gray 1870 turtle
Aves
 Ornithurae -
Neornithes indet. Gadow 1893 bird
Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
Alligator sp. Daudin 1809 alligator
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Simimyidae
cf. Simimys sp.2 Wilson 1935 rodent
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
Paradjidaumo cf. alberti Russell 1954 rodent
Cristadjidaumo mckennai n. gen. n. sp.2 Korth and Eaton 2004 rodent
said to be new
cf. Orelladjidaumo sp.2 Korth 1989 rodent
Metanoiamys lacus2 Storer 1987 rodent
 Rodentia -
Griphomys sp.2 Wilson 1940 rodent
 Rodentia - Heliscomyidae
Passaliscomys priscus n. gen. n. sp.2
Passaliscomys priscus n. gen. n. sp.2 Korth and Eaton 2004 rodent
said to be a new genus; table lists "Heteromyidae" but this is clearly an error
 Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae
Brontotheriidae indet. Marsh 1873 brontothere
 Perissodactyla - Helaletidae
? Helaletidae indet. Osborn 1892 odd-toed ungulate
 Ferae -
Carnivora indet. Bowditch 1821 carnivoran
 Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae
Aepinacodon sp. Troxell 1921 anthracothere
Heptacodon sp. Marsh 1894 anthracothere
 Theriiformes - Herpetotheriidae
"Peratherium cf. innominatum" = Herpetotherium innominatum2
"Peratherium cf. innominatum" = Herpetotherium innominatum2 Simpson 1928 marsupial