Fyllan Cave (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as TMM 40682

Where: Travis County, Texas (30.3° N, 97.7° W: paleocoordinates 30.3° N, 97.5° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

• said to be Kansan

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Reposited in the TMM

Primary reference: J. A. White. 1991. A new Sylvilagus (Mammalia: Lagomorpha) from the Blancan (Pliocene) and Irvingtonian (Pleistocene) of Florida. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 11(2):243-246 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

PaleoDB collection 20337: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.04.1994, edited by Jason Head

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• fissure filling in the Edwards Fm.
Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Bufonidae
Bufo sp.2 Laurenti 1768 toad
 Caudata - Urodela
Notophthalmus sp.2 Rafinesque 1820 newt
Ambystoma tigrinum2 Green 1825 tiger salamander
Reptilia
 Testudines - Kinosternoidea
Kinosternon flavescens2 Agassiz 1857 Yellow mud turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Geochelone sp.2 Fitzinger 1835 turtle
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Terrapene carolina2 Linnaeus 1758 common box turtle
 Squamata - Anguidae
Ophisaurus sp.2 Daudin 1803 glass lizard
 Squamata - Iguanidae
Sceloporus (cf. Sceloporus) undulatus2 Bosc 1802 eastern fence lizard
Sceloporus (cf. Sceloporus) olivaceus2 Smith 1934 Texas spiny lizard
 Squamata - Elapidae
Micrurus fulvius2 coral snake
 Squamata - Colubridae
Tantilla sp.2 Baird and Girard 1853 colubrid snake
Storeria sp.2 Baird and Girard 1853 brown snake
Colubrinae sp.2 Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
"Coluber or Masticophis"
Elaphe guttata2 Linnaeus 1766 corn snake
Lampropeltis getulus2 Linnaeus 1766 kingsnake
Lampropeltis triangulum2 Lacépède 1788 milk snake
Thamnophis sp.2 Fitzinger 1843 garter snake
Tropidoclonion lineatum2 colubrid snake
Nerodia fasciata2 Linnaeus 1766 banded water snake
 Squamata - Crotalidae
Crotalus atrox2 rattlesnake
Crotalus horridus2 Linnaeus 1758 timber rattlesnake
 Squamata - Scincidae
Eumeces fasciatus2 Linnaeus 1758 five-lined skink
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Sigmodon cf. curtisi4 Gidley 1922 cotton rat
"tentative" this species
Ondatra cf. idahoensis1 Wilson 1933 muskrat
Synaptomys sp.3 Baird 1858 vole
not clear from text whether this includes A. pliocaenicus
Allophaiomys pliocaenicus1 Kormos 1932 vole
"Pedomys llanensis" = Microtus llanensis5 Hibbard 1944 vole
Atopomys texensis4 Patton 1965 mouse
lower and middle units; type, see Patton 1965
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Sylvilagus cf. hibbardi White 1984 cottontail rabbit