Middle Cabbage Patch Beds ( of the United States)

Where: Granite and Powell County, Montana (46.7° N, 113.1° W: paleocoordinates 47.8° N, 107.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Renova Formation, Arikareean (30.8 - 20.4 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: pond

• "a pond in a flood basin" (Tihen 1974)

Collection methods: University of Montana Museum of Paleontology material of Tihen was apparently collected by D. Rasmussen

Primary reference: D. L. Rasmussen. 1989. Depositional Environments, Paleoecology, and Biostratigraphy of Arikareean Bozeman Group Strata West of the Continental Divide in Montana. Montana Geological Society 1989 Field Conference Guidebook 1:205-215 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Marcot]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 17543: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Jonathan Marcot

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• includes Bert Creek Loc. 2 (MV6504-2); Cabbage Patch Loc. 2 (Ku-Mt-12 = MN6504-4); Dutton Ranch Loc. 7 (MV-6623); Flint Creek Loc. 2 (KU-MT-28 = MV-6604), and probably numerous other localities: see Rich and Rasmussen 1973, Pierce and Rasmussen 1992
Rich and Rasmussen 1973 list "Domnina sp." from Cabbage Patch Loc. 2
"? Parasminthus sp." is not documented in North America, see Korth 1994c
 Caudata - Urodela
Taricha (Palaeotaricha) miocenica n. sp.5 Tihen 1974 western newt
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Leidymys sp. Wood 1936 mouse
Paciculus sp. Cope 1879 mouse
 Rodentia - Aplodontidae
Aplodontidae indet. Brandt 1855 mountain beaver
two forms
Niglarodon sp. Black 1961 mountain beaver
? Meniscomys sp. Cope 1878 mountain beaver
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Sciuridae indet. Gray 1821 squirrel
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
Eomyidae indet. Winge 1887 rodent
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
? Tenudomys sp. Rensberger 1973 pocket gopher
probably includes "Mookomys sp." of Rich and Rasmussen 1973 from Cabbatch Patch Loc. 2
Pleurolicus sp. Cope 1878 pocket gopher
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castoridae indet. Gray 1821 beaver
Castoridae indet.1 Gray 1821 beaver
 Rodentia - Eutypomyidae
Eutypomyidae indet.1 Miller and Gidley 1918 rodent
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Zapodidae indet.1 Coues 1875 jumping mouse
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
? Desmatolagus sp. Matthew and Granger 1923 rabbit
Archaeolagus sp. Dice 1917 rabbit
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Erinaceidae indet. Fischer von Waldheim 1817 hedgehog
from Ku-Mt-12 according to Rich 1981
Amphechinus horncloudi3 Macdonald 1970 hedgehog
Parvericius montanus4 Koerner 1940 hedgehog
Stenoechinus tantalus3 Rich and Rasmussen 1973 hedgehog
from Cabbage Patch Loc. 13 (KU-Mt-46), Granite Co., said to be in the "middle Cabbage Patch beds"
Ocajila sp. Macdonald 1963 hedgehog
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Mystipterus sp. Hall 1930 mole
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Diceratherium armatum2 Marsh 1875 rhinoceros
referred material from MV6504-4 and MV6554
Diceratherium annectens2 Marsh 1873 rhinoceros
referred material from MV6558
Diceratherium radtkei n. sp.2 Prothero and Rasmussen 2008 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Miohippus sp. Marsh 1874 anchitheriine horse
 Tribosphenida - Proscalopidae
Proscalops sp. Matthew 1901 placental
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canidae indet. Fischer 1817 canid
 Carnivora - Felidae
Felidae indet. Gray 1821 cat
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
Merycochoerus sp.1 Leidy 1858 oreodont
 Ungulata - Leptomerycidae
Pronodens sp. Koerner 1940 ruminant
 Theriiformes - Peradectidae
? Nanodelphys sp. McGrew 1937 metatherian
 Theriiformes - Herpetotheriidae
"Herpetotheriinae indet." = Herpetotheriidae1
"Herpetotheriinae indet." = Herpetotheriidae1 Trouessart 1879 marsupial