Knob Rock Cave (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Monroe County, Indiana (39.2° N, 86.6° W: paleocoordinates 39.2° N, 86.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: cave; pebbly, brown, yellow, silty claystone and sandy, conglomeratic claystone

• "The basal portion of the sediments is a light yellowish brown, sily clay containing occasional rounded sandstone pebbles...Disconformably overlying the basal stratum is a bed 25 to 35 cm in thickness consisting of unsorted pebbles, cobbles, and slabs of limestone in a sandy clay matrix; this stratum is partially indurated by evaporite crusts. Overlying this bed is a layer of reddish grey, sandy silt up to 6 cm in thickness..."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1983

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical, sieve,

Primary reference: P. J. Munson. 1984. A long-nosed peccary (Mylohyus nasutus) from Knob Rock Cave, Indiana. National Speleological Society Bulletin 46:1-4 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34758: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 22.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Rodentia - Muridae
Muridae indet. Illiger 1811 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Peromyscus sp. Gloger 1841 deer mouse
Peromyscus cf. leucopus Rafinesque 1818 white-footed mouse
 Chiroptera -
Chiroptera indet. Blumenbach 1779 bat
 Artiodactyla - Tayassuidae
Mylohyus nasutus Leidy 1868 peccary