Whisenhunt Quarry (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Beaver County, Oklahoma (36.8° N, 100.5° W: paleocoordinates 37.2° N, 98.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Laverne Formation, Clarendonian (13.6 - 10.3 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: W. W. Dalquest, J. A. Baskin, and G. E. Schultz. 1996. Fossil mammals from a late Miocene (Clarendonian) site in Beaver County, Oklahoma. In J. K. Jones (ed.), Miscellaneous Publications of the Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas 5:107-137 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 18463: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 21.09.1998, edited by Jonathan Marcot

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• 100*2'15" W 36*45'33" N
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Tregomys shotwelli" = Copemys shotwelli, Copemys mariae n. sp.2
"Tregomys shotwelli" = Copemys shotwelli Wilson 1968 mouse
Copemys mariae n. sp.2 Baskin and Korth 1996 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
"Tamiini indet." = Marmotini1, Miospermophilus lavertyi n. sp.
"Tamiini indet." = Marmotini1 squirrel
Miospermophilus lavertyi n. sp. Dalquest et al. 1996 squirrel
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
Leptodontomys sp.3 Shotwell 1956 rodent
OMNH 72076
 Rodentia - Castoridae
"Eucastor planus" = Nothodipoides planus
"Eucastor planus" = Nothodipoides planus Stirton 1935 beaver
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Macrognathomys gemmacolis Green 1977 jumping mouse
"gemmacollis"
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Pronotolagus apachensis Gazin 1930 rabbit
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Oklahomalagus whisenhunti n. sp. Dalquest et al. 1996 pika
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Untermannerix copiosus Rich 1981 hedgehog
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Domninoides hessei n. sp. Dalquest et al. 1996 mole
? Domninoides knoxjonesi n. sp. Dalquest et al. 1996 mole
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hippotherium sp.1 Kaup 1832 hipparionine horse
Pseudhipparion sp. Ameghino 1904 hipparionine horse
JA 13.6.97: "P. gratum"; description and illustration are not adequate to exclude P. hessei
Hipparion cf. tehonense Merriam 1916 hipparionine horse
probably OK, although there is nothing to distinguish this (or many other "H. tehonense") from Nannippus lenticularis: JA 13.6.97
Pliohippus sp. Marsh 1874 horse
seems OK based on curvature: JA 13.6.97
Calippus martini Hesse 1936 horse
matches diagnosis: JA 13.6.97
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Soricidae indet. Fischer 1814 shrew
medium-sized
Tregosorex holmani Hibbard and Jammot 1971 shrew
? Sorex sp. Linnaeus 1758 long-tailed shrew
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Paranasua sp. Baskin 1982 procyonid carnivore
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Sthenictis sp. Peterson 1910 mustelid carnivore
 Carnivora - Canidae
Aelurodon cf. taxoides Hatcher 1894 bone-crushing dog
confirmed by Wang et al. 1999
 Chiroptera -
Chiroptera indet. Blumenbach 1779 bat
large: a bat
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
Myotis cf. yumanensis Allen 1864 vesper bat
a bat
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
Merychyus sp.1 Leidy 1858 oreodont
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Tayassuidae indet.1 Palmer 1897 peccary
 Ungulata -
 Ungulata - Moschidae
Moschidae indet. Gray 1821 musk deer