Nye Sink (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Beaver County, Oklahoma (37.0° N, 100.3° W: paleocoordinates 37.0° N, 100.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• "Sangamon Interglacial"

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; poorly lithified, diatomaceous siltstone

• "a fresh water basin"
• "silt, clay, silty sand, and diatomaceous earth" (Lunk 1952)

Size class: mesofossils

Reposited in the UMMP

Primary reference: W. A. Lunk. 1952. A hooded merganser from the late Pleistocene of Oklahoma. Condor 54:316-317 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 91527: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.09.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• "a small duck" and "fish and amphibian remains" are also present (Lunk 1952)
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Lophodytes cucullatus Linnaeus 1758 hooded merganser
 Squamata - Colubridae
Thamnophis sp. Fitzinger 1843 garter snake
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Synaptomys bunkeri Hibbard 1939 vole
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus columbi Falconer 1857 Columbian mammoth