Badger Locality (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as Badger Room; CM loc. 1928

Where: Park County, Colorado (39.3° N, 105.7° W: paleocoordinates 39.3° N, 105.5° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: A. D. Barnosky and D. L. Rasmussen. 1988. Middle Pleistocene arvicoline rodents and environmental change at 2900-meters elevation, Porcupine Cave, South Park, Colorado. Annals of Carnegie Museum 57(12):267-292 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

PaleoDB collection 20150: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 19.05.2000

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Phenacomys sp.1 Merriam 1889 vole
compared to gryci and brachyodus
Phenacomys deeringensis1 Guthrie and Matthews 1971 vole
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilus sp. Cuvier 1825 ground squirrel
Marmota cf. flaviventris2 Audubon and Bachman 1841 yellow-bellied marmot
"Neotamias cf. minimus" = Eutamias minimus2 Bachman 1839 least chipmunk
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Sylvilagus audubonii3 Baird 1858 desert cottontail
Lepus townsendii3 Bachman 1839 white-tailed jackrabbit
 Carnivora - Mephitidae
Spilogale putorius1 Linnaeus 1758 eastern spotted skunk
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Lutrinae indet.1 Baird 1857 otter
"Martes diluviana" = Pekania diluviana1 Cope 1889 mustelid carnivore
Taxidea taxus Schreber 1778 American badger
 Carnivora - Canidae
Vulpes cf. vulpes1 Linnaeus 1758 red fox
Canis sp.1 Linnaeus 1758 canine
Canis latrans Say 1823 coyote
ID confirmed by Bever 2005
Canis cf. edwardii1 Gazin 1942 canine
 Carnivora - Felidae
Lynx rufus1 Schreber 1777 bobcat
Miracinonyx cf. inexpectatus1 Cope 1895 American cheetah