Irongate, Pleistocene (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Dorchester County, South Carolina (33.0° N, 80.2° W: paleocoordinates 33.1° N, 74.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ten Mile Hill Beds Formation, Rancholabrean (0.3 - 0.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

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 79760: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 23.03.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Caviidae
"Hydrochoerus holmesi" = Neochoerus aesopi
"Hydrochoerus holmesi" = Neochoerus aesopi Leidy 1853 caviomorph
 Cingulata - Dasypodidae
Dasypus bellus Simpson 1929 beautiful armadillo
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Megalonyx jeffersonii Desmarest 1822 Jefferson's ground sloth
originally entered as "Megalonyx jeffersoni"
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bison sp. Hamilton-Smith 1827 bison