West Sand Quarry (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as Chan. D.; Wilson's Quarry No. 8

Where: Sioux County, Nebraska (42.4° N, 103.8° W: paleocoordinates 43.1° N, 99.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: subcycle 2 Member (Olcott Formation), Hemingfordian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: M. F. Skinner, S. M. Skinner, and R. J. Gooris. 1977. Stratigraphy and biostratigraphy of late Cenozoic deposits in central Sioux County, western Nebraska. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 158(5):263-370 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 18019: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 19.05.2000, edited by Jonathan Marcot

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras medicornutum4 Osborn 1904 rhinoceros
Aphelops megalodus4 Cope 1873 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Merychippus insignis3 Leidy 1856 horse
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Neohipparion sp.3 Gidley 1903 hipparionine horse
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Acritohippus isonesus3 Cope 1889 horse
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Desmatippus integer Matthew 1924 anchitheriine horse
 Carnivora - Canidae
Microtomarctus conferta5 Matthew 1918 bone-crushing dog
Tomarctus brevirostris5 Cope 1873 bone-crushing dog
probably also includes their "Quarry 8" specimen
Tomarctus hippophaga5 Matthew and Cook 1909 bone-crushing dog
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
Brachycrus siouense2 Sinclair 1915 oreodont
Merychyus relictus Matthew and Cook 1909 oreodont
see Schultz and Falkenbach 1947
 Ungulata - Protoceratidae
Lambdoceras siouxensis1 Frick 1937 protoceratid