Edisto Beach (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Charleston County, South Carolina (32.5° N, 80.3° W: paleocoordinates 32.5° N, 80.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Rancholabrean (0.3 - 0.0 Ma)

• undetermined offshore unit

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. E. Sanders. 2002. Additions to the Pleistocene Mammal Faunas of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. American Philosophical Society 1-152 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 79757: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 22.03.2008, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Crocodylia -
Gavialosuchus americanus2 crocodilian
ChM 35.208.176 (dorsal plate)
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Caviidae
Neochoerus pinckneyi Hay 1926 caviomorph
 Rodentia - Erethizontidae
Erethizon dorsatum Linnaeus 1758 North American porcupine
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Tremarctos floridanus Gidley 1928 Florida cave bear
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Procyon lotor1 Linnaeus 1758 raccoon
 Carnivora - Phocidae
"Monachus tropicalis" = Neomonachus tropicalis
"Monachus tropicalis" = Neomonachus tropicalis Gray 1850 Hawaiian monk seal
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis dirus Leidy 1858 dire wolf
 Carnivora - Felidae
Smilodon fatalis Leidy 1868 saber-toothed cat
Lynx rufus Schreber 1777 bobcat
Puma concolor Linnaeus 1771 puma
Panthera onca Linnaeus 1758 jaguar
subspecies augusta
Miracinonyx ? trumani1 Orr 1969 American cheetah
"Panthera atrox" = Uncia atrox Leidy 1853 cat
"P. leo atrox"
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Megalonyx jeffersonii Desmarest 1822 Jefferson's ground sloth
originally entered as "Megalonyx jeffersoni"
 Xenarthra - Pampatheriidae
Holmesina septentrionalis Leidy 1889 edentate
 Xenarthra - Glyptodontidae
"Glyptotherium floridanum" = Glyptotherium cylindricum1
"Glyptotherium floridanum" = Glyptotherium cylindricum1 Brown 1912 Florida glyptodont
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Mylohyus fossilis1 Leidy 1860 peccary
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bison antiquus Leidy 1852 bison
subspecies antiquus
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervus elaphus Linnaeus 1758 red deer
 Cetacea - Delphinidae
Pseudorca crassidens Owen 1846 false killer whale