Gravel Pit at Temple (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Bell County, Texas (31.1° N, 97.3° W: paleocoordinates 31.1° N, 97.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• Original description indicates it is likely Aftonian in age

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gravel

• gravel pit

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: O. P. Hay. 1923. Characteristics of Sundry Fossil Vertebrates. Pan-American Geologist 39:101-120 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190387: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 07.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo francisi n. sp. Hay 1923 turtle
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Tapirus sp. Brisson 1762 tapir
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus semiplicatus Cope 1893 horse
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
"Mylodon harlani" = Paramylodon harlani
"Mylodon harlani" = Paramylodon harlani Owen 1840 Harlan's ground sloth
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Elephas columbi" = Mammuthus columbi
"Elephas columbi" = Mammuthus columbi Falconer 1857 Columbian mammoth