Crystal River Power Plant (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Citrus County, Florida (28.8° N, 82.2° W: paleocoordinates 28.8° N, 82.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Bermont Formation, Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

• said to be early Irvingtonian

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: G. S. Morgan and R. C. Hulbert, Jr. 1995. Overview of the geology and vertebrate biochronology of the Leisey Shell Pit Local Fauna, Hillsborough County, Florida. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 37(1) [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

PaleoDB collection 20299: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castoroides sp. Foster 1838 giant beaver
see also Morgan and White 1995
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
"Tapirus haysii" = Tapirus (Helicotapirus) haysii
"Tapirus haysii" = Tapirus (Helicotapirus) haysii Leidy 1860 tapir
see also Hulbert 1995a
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus leidyi Hay 1913 horse
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Arctodus pristinus Leidy 1854 bear
see also Emslie 1995
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Procyon sp. Storr 1780 raccoon
said to be new
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Lontra canadensis1 Schreber 1776 North American river otter
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis edwardii Gazin 1942 canine
reported as "C. rufus" of Nowak 1979
 Carnivora - Felidae
Smilodon gracilis Cope 1880 saber-toothed cat
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Megalonyx wheatleyi Cope 1871 edentate
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Eremotherium eomigrans2 De Iuliis and Cartelle 1999 edentate
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Paramylodon harlani Owen 1840 Harlan's ground sloth
 Xenarthra - Pampatheriidae
Holmesina floridanus Robertson 1976 edentate
see also Hulbert and Morgan 1993
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Cuvieronius tropicus Cope 1884 gomphothere
reported as "C. sp." by Kurten and Anderson 1980
 Ungulata - Camelidae
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Odocoileus virginianus Zimmermann 1780 white-tailed deer