The First American Bank Site General Cave Area (including dump) (Pleistocene to of the United States)

Where: Davidson County, Tennessee (36.2° N, 86.8° W: paleocoordinates 36.2° N, 86.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• Pleistocene and Holocene material; mixed provenience

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; siliciclastic sediments

• Fissure-fill sediments exposed (and partially disturbed) during excavation of First American Bank site

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: J. E. Guilday. 1977. Sabertooth cat, Smilodon floridanus (Leidy), and associated fauna from a Tennessee Cave (40 Dv 40), the First American Bank site. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science 52(3):84-94 [J. Head/J. Head]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 63429: authorized by Chris Bell, entered by Chris Bell on 14.08.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
"Unidentified fish scales"
 Salientia - Bufonidae
Bufo sp. Laurenti 1768 toad
 Testudines - Kinosternoidea
Kinosternon sp. von Spix 1824 mud turtle
 Serpentes -
 Squamata - Colubridae
Coluber sp. Linnaeus 1758 racer
Pituophis sp. Holbrook 1842 gopher snake
Thamnophis cf. sirtalis Linnaeus garter snake
 Squamata - Crotalidae
Agkistrodon sp. Huxley 1865 cottonmouth
Crotalus sp. Linnaeus 1758 rattlesnake
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Mammut americanum Kerr 1792 American mastodon
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Pitymys sp." = Microtus, Peromyscus sp.
"Pitymys sp." = Microtus Schrank 1798 vole
"Pitymys McMurtrie (or Pedomys Baird)"
Peromyscus sp. Gloger 1841 deer mouse
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Geomys cf. bursarius Shaw 1800 plains pocket gopher
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Sylvilagus cf. floridanus Allen 1890 eastern cottontail
Sylvilagus cf. aquaticus Bachman 1837 swamp rabbit
 Theriamorpha - Talpidae
Scalopus aquaticus Linnaeus 1758 eastern mole
"S. a. cf. machrinus"
 Theriamorpha - Soricidae
Blarina brevicauda Say 1823 northern short-tailed shrew
 Carnivora - Felidae
Lynx rufus, "Smilodon floridanus" = Smilodon fatalis
Lynx rufus Schreber 1777 bobcat
"Smilodon floridanus" = Smilodon fatalis Leidy 1868 saber-toothed cat
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis sp. Linnaeus 1758 canine
 Carnivora - Mephitidae
Mephitis mephitis Schreber 1776 striped skunk
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Procyon lotor Linnaeus 1758 raccoon
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Odocoileus cf. virginianus Zimmermann 1780 white-tailed deer
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Sus scrofa Linnaeus 1758 wild boar
 Artiodactyla - Tayassuidae
Mylohyus nasutus Leidy 1868 peccary