Pool Branch (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Polk County, Florida (27.9° N, 81.8° W: paleocoordinates 27.9° N, 81.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

• said to be early Irvingtonian

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: S. D. Webb. 1974. Chronology of Florida Pleistocene mammals. In S. D. Webb (ed.), Pleistocene Mammals of Florida 5-31 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

PaleoDB collection 20478: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Arvicolinae indet. Gray 1821 vole
Ondatra annectens5 Brown 1908 muskrat
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
"Tapirus haysii" = Tapirus (Helicotapirus) haysii1
"Tapirus haysii" = Tapirus (Helicotapirus) haysii1 Leidy 1860 tapir
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus leidyi2 Hay 1913 horse
presumably "E. fraternus"; E. (Hemionus) is also present according to Hulbert
 Phyllophaga - Nothrotheriidae
Nothrotheriops texanus3 Hay 1916 edentate
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Eremotherium sp.4 Spillmann 1948 edentate
reported as from "Pool Creek" in Polk County by De Iulis and Cartelle 1999
 Xenarthra - Pampatheriidae
Holmesina floridanus4 Robertson 1976 edentate
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Cuvieronius tropicus4 Cope 1884 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Mammut americanum Kerr 1792 American mastodon
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Platygonus vetus4 Leidy 1882 peccary
Mylohyus fossilis4 Leidy 1860 peccary
 Ungulata - Camelidae
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Odocoileus virginianus Zimmermann 1780 white-tailed deer