Silver Creek Junction (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Summit County, Utah (40.9° N, 111.2° W: paleocoordinates 42.6° N, 103.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

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

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: W. E. Miller. 1976. Late Pleistocene vertebrates of the Silver Creek local fauna from north Central Utah. Great Basin Naturalist 36(4) [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

PaleoDB collection 20641: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995

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Taxonomic list

• Sangamonian
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Ondatra sp. Link 1795 muskrat
Phenacomys intermedius Merriam 1889 western heather vole
Microtus montanus Peale 1848 montane vole
Peromyscus maniculatus Wagner 1843 deer mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilus cf. armatus Kennicott 1863 ground squirrel
"Neotamias minimus" = Eutamias minimus Bachman 1839 least chipmunk
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Thomomys talpoides Richardson 1828 northern pocket gopher
 Rodentia - Erethizontidae
Erethizon ? dorsatum Linnaeus 1758 North American porcupine
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Lepus cf. townsendii Bachman 1839 white-tailed jackrabbit
Brachylagus cf. idahoensis Merriam 1891 pygmy rabbit
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
large
Equus ? conversidens Owen 1869 horse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Sorex palustris Richardson 1828 American water shrew
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
"Mustela vison" = Neovison vison Schreber 1777 mink
Mustela ? erminea Linnaeus 1758 stoat
Taxidea taxus Schreber 1778 American badger
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis cf. dirus Leidy 1858 dire wolf
confirmed by Nowak 1979
Canis ? latrans Say 1823 coyote
 Carnivora - Felidae
Smilodon cf. fatalis Leidy 1868 saber-toothed cat
Lynx cf. canadensis Kerr 1792 Canadian lynx
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Paramylodon cf. harlani Owen 1840 Harlan's ground sloth
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus cf. columbi Falconer 1857 Columbian mammoth
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelops cf. hesternus Leidy 1873 camel
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bison ? latifrons Harlan 1825 bison
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
Antilocapra cf. americana Ord 1815 pronghorn