The First American Bank Site Feature 9 (Holocene of the United States)

Where: Davidson County, Tennessee (36.2° N, 86.8° W: paleocoordinates 36.2° N, 86.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• "Two C14 dates, derived from the human skeletal material, date this association: 2,390 +/- 145 years B.P. (UGA #334) and 1,690 +/- 115 years B.P. (GX 2471)." (p. 84).

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; siliciclastic sediments

• Fissure-fill sediments exposed (and partially disturbed) during excavation of First American Bank site

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: J. E. Guilday. 1977. Sabertooth cat, Smilodon floridanus (Leidy), and associated fauna from a Tennessee Cave (40 Dv 40), the First American Bank site. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science 52(3):84-94 [J. Head/J. Head]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 63428: authorized by Chris Bell, entered by Chris Bell on 14.08.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Salientia - Bufonidae
Bufo sp. Laurenti 1768 toad
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
Fulica americana Gmelin 1789 American coot
 Serpentes -
 Squamata - Colubridae
Coluber sp. Linnaeus 1758 racer
Lampropeltis doliata colubrid snake
"Lampropeltis doliata group"
Pituophis sp. Holbrook 1842 gopher snake
Carphophis sp. Gervais 1840 worm snake
Natricinae indet. Bonaparte 1838 colubrid snake
 Squamata - Crotalidae
Agkistrodon sp. Huxley 1865 cottonmouth
Crotalus sp. Linnaeus 1758 rattlesnake
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Pitymys sp." = Microtus, Peromyscus sp.
"Pitymys sp." = Microtus Schrank 1798 vole
"Pitymys McMurrie (or Pedomys Baird)"
Peromyscus sp. Gloger 1841 deer mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Sciurus sp. Linnaeus 1758 squirrel
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Sylvilagus cf. floridanus Allen 1890 eastern cottontail
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Scalopus aquaticus Linnaeus 1758 eastern mole
"S. a. cf. machrinus"
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Cryptotis parva Say 1823 North American least shrew
 Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae
Didelphis virginiana Kerr 1792 Virginia opossum