Holidaysburg Fissure (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as Keyser Limestone

Where: Blair County, Pennsylvania (40.4° N, 78.4° W: paleocoordinates 40.4° N, 78.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: S. S. Fonda and A. P. Czebieniak. 1986. Late Pleistocene Fauna of the Hollidaysburg Fissure. Virginia Division of Mineral Resources Publication 75:128-129 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 104797: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 10.02.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castoroides ohioensis Foster 1838 giant beaver
 Glires -
Lagomorpha indet. Brandt 1885 placental
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
"Tapirus veroensis" = Tapirus (Helicotapirus) veroensis
"Tapirus veroensis" = Tapirus (Helicotapirus) veroensis Sellards 1918 tapir
 Ferae -
Carnivora indet. Bowditch 1821 carnivoran
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis dirus Leidy 1858 dire wolf
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Mammut americanum Kerr 1792 American mastodon
 Chiroptera -
Chiroptera indet. Blumenbach 1779 bat
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Mylohyus nasutus Leidy 1868 peccary
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervalces sp. Scott 1885 stag moose
 Insectivora -
Insectivora indet. insectivoran