Mollie Gulch (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Lemhi County, Idaho (45.0° N, 113.6° W: paleocoordinates 45.7° N, 110.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: R. Nichols. 1998. Idaho Museum of Natural History Occasional Paper 36:10-12 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

PaleoDB collection 18980: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 13.10.1998, edited by Jonathan Marcot

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Taxonomic list

• not in the Snake River Plain and not close to any section of Perkins et al. 1998
said by some authors to be 46 mi SE of Salmon
briefly mentioned by Nichols 1976
may include the following "Lemhi River Valley" records: Cynarctoides acridens Wang et al. 1999: "Lemhi Valley, 40 mi south of Salmon, in talus about 15 feet below white zone, Geertson Formation... Lehmi County" Moropus sp. Coombs 1978b: "chalicothere" of Skinner 1968 Merycochoerus sp. Schultz and Falkenbach 1947
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Mylagaulidae
Alphagaulus pristinus1 Douglass 1903 rodent
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Diceratherium niobrarense2 Peterson 1906 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equinae indet.1 Steinmann and Döderlein 1890 horse
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustelidae indet. Fischer 1817 mustelid carnivore
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
"Merychyus smithi" = Merychyus elegans smithi1
"Merychyus smithi" = Merychyus elegans smithi1 Douglass 1903 oreodont
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Protolabis sp. Cope 1876 camel
Michenia sp. Frick and Taylor 1971 camel
? Miolabis sp. Hay 1899 camel
Oxydactylus sp. Peterson 1904 camel
 Ungulata - Moschidae
Problastomeryx primus3 Matthew 1908 musk deer