Harrodsburg Crevice (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Monroe County, Indiana (39.0° N, 86.5° W: paleocoordinates 39.0° N, 86.5° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

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

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: P. W. Parmalee, P. J. Munson, and J. E. Guilday. 1978. The Pleistocene mammalian fauna of Harrodsburg Crevice, Monroe County, Indiana. NSS Bulletin 40:64-75 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 20600: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995

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Taxonomic list

• independently reported by Volz 1977
Sangamonian, and previously reported radiocarbon ages are spurious: Munson et al. 1980
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Arvicolinae indet. Gray 1821 vole
additional "Microtus sp."
"Pedomys cf. ochrogaster" = Microtus ochrogaster1 Wagner 1842 prairie vole
Neotoma cf. floridana Ord 1818 eastern woodrat
Synaptomys cooperi Baird 1858 southern bog lemming
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Marmota monax Linnaeus 1758 groundhog
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Geomys cf. bursarius Shaw 1800 plains pocket gopher
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Leporidae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 rabbit
 Theriamorpha - Talpidae
Parascalops breweri Bachman 1842 hairly-tailed vole
 Carnivora - Felidae
Panthera onca Linnaeus 1758 jaguar
"Panthera onca augusta":
Lynx cf. rufus Schreber 1777 bobcat
Smilodon fatalis2 Leidy 1868 saber-toothed cat
 Carnivora - Canidae
Urocyon cinereoargenteus Schreber 1775 gray fox
Canis cf. latrans Say 1823 coyote
Canis lupus3 Linnaeus 1758 gray wolf
"Canis cf. dirus" = Aenocyon dirus Leidy 1858 dire wolf
not disputed by Nowak 1979
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursus cf. americanus Pallas 1780 black bear
 Carnivora - Mephitidae
Spilogale cf. putorius Linnaeus 1758 eastern spotted skunk
Mephitis mephitis Schreber 1776 striped skunk
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustela sp. Linnaeus 1758 weasel
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus cf. complicatus Leidy 1858 horse
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Odocoileus sp.1 Rafinesque 1832 New World deer
 Artiodactyla - Tayassuidae
Platygonus cf. vetus1 Leidy 1882 peccary