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

Mammalia
 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
small
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