Pine Bluffs (Oligocene of the United States)

Where: Laramie County, Wyoming (41.3° N, 105.1° W: paleocoordinates 42.6° N, 97.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Orellan (33.9 - 33.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: M. R. Thorpe. 1920. New species of Oligocene (White River) Felidae. American Journal of Science 50(297):207-224 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Marcot]more details

PaleoDB collection 17157: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995

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Taxonomic list

• no indication of age or stratigraphy, and Galbreath 1953 appears to be unaware of these specimens
said by Thorpe 1920 to be in Colorado, but there is no such town in Colorado, whereas Pine Bluffs, Wyoming is close to the triple junction of Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado
"Miniochoerus affinis" Schultz and Falkenbach 1956: 7 mi S of Pine Bluffs, Laramie Co. WY
 Carnivora - Nimravidae
Dinictis felina Leidy 1854 false sabre-tooth
Hoplophoneus primaevus Leidy and Owen 1851 false sabre-tooth