Zoo Cave (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Taney County, Missouri (36.7° N, 93.2° W: paleocoordinates 36.7° N, 93.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• "The cave lies in rocks of Ordovician age (Cotter Formation)... the age of the fossils is estimated as 16,000 years before present" based on who knows what

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

• "cave"
• none given

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Clark H. Hood

• material in the collection of Central Missouri State University

Primary reference: J. A. Holman. 1974. A late Pleistocene herpetofauna from southwestern Missouri. Journal of Herpetology 8(4):343-346 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 75995: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 08.11.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• mammal list is not complete
 Salientia - Ranidae
Rana pipiens Schreber 1782 Northern leopard frog
 Salientia - Bufonidae
Bufo woodhousei Girard 1854 Woodhouse's toad
"Bufo woodhousei fowleri"
 Squamata - Teiidae
Cnemidophorus sexlineatus Linnaeus 1766 six-lined racerunner
 Squamata - Iguanidae
Sceloporus undulatus Bosc 1802 eastern fence lizard
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubridae indet. Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
"Coluber or Masticophis"
Elaphe vulpina Baird and Girard 1853 fox snake
"Natrix sipedon" = Nerodia sipedon Linnaeus 1758 northern water snake
 Squamata - Crotalidae
Crotalus horridus Linnaeus 1758 timber rattlesnake
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Microtus sp. Schrank 1798 vole
"northern forms"
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis dirus Leidy 1858 dire wolf
 Cingulata - Dasypodidae
Dasypus bellus Simpson 1929 beautiful armadillo
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Platygonus compressus Leconte 1848 peccary