Garbani Quarry (Paleocene of the United States)

Also known as Garbani 13 (UCMP V-73080); Garbani 14 (UCMP V-73082); UCMP V-72125 (LACM loc. 3099), V-72126, V-72128, V-72130, V-73120, V-74120, V-99438

Where: Garfield County, Montana (47.6° N, 107.0° W: paleocoordinates 53.9° N, 81.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Tullock Formation (Fort Union Group), Puercan (66.0 - 63.3 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; silty sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the UCMP

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, surface (float), sieve,

Primary reference: M. J. Novacek and W. A. Clemens. 1977. Aspects of intrageneric variation and evolution of Mesodma (Multituberculata, Mammalia). Journal of Paleontology 51(4):701-717 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/D. Weinstein]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 14738: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.04.1994, edited by Patricia Holroyd, Deborah Weinstein and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Garbani 13 and 14 are virtually the same locality: Simmons 1987
between W- and Y-Coals: Swisher et al. 1993
W-Coal dated at 64.11 +/- 0.02 Ma AA, which seems to be a useable estimate because the fauna is in a deep channel that cuts into the underlying Y-Coal. Reported to be Pu2-3 by Clemens (2006).
 Proteida - Batrachosauroididae
Prodesmodon copei6 Estes 1964 salamander
from V72126
Opisthotriton kayi6 Auffenberg 1961 salamander
from V73082
 Caudata - Urodela
Habrosaurus dilatus6 Gilmore 1928 siren
from V72126
Lisserpeton bairdi6 Estes 1965 salamander
from V72126
 Primates -
Purgatorius janisae n. sp.1 Van Valen 1994 primate
 Leptictida - Leptictidae
Prodiacodon crustulum8 Novacek 1977 eutherian
UCMP V-72134 (Garbani Locality #9)
 Taeniodonta - Stylinodontidae
cf. Wortmania sp.5 Hay 1899 taeniodont
UCMP 156101 (M1 or 2), UCMP 156107 (P4) and UCMP 556806 (medial phalanx).
 Ungulata - Periptychidae
Oxyacodon ferronensis2 Archibald et al. 1983 condylarth
UCMP V-72125, 72126, 73080, 74120
 Acreodi - Triisodontidae
Eoconodon nidhoggi4 Van Valen 1978 eutherian
UCMP V-72125, 72126, 72129, 73080, 73082, 75230
Eoconodon hutchisoni4 Clemens 2011 eutherian
UCMP V-72125, 72130, 72131, 73080, 73082, 99438; Buscuit Butte V-73096, 81028
 Theriiformes - Peradectidae
Peradectes minor n. sp.3 Clemens 2006 metatherian
UCMP V-73080, V-73082
 Theriiformes - Herpetotheriidae
"Peradectes cf. pusillus" = Thylacodon pusillus3
"Peradectes cf. pusillus" = Thylacodon pusillus3 Matthew and Granger 1921 marsupial
UCMP V-73080, V-73082
 Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae
Mesodma sp. Jepsen 1940 multituberculate
Xyronomys sp.7 Rigby 1980 multituberculate
said by Johnston and Fox 1984 to be a new species
 Multituberculata - Microcosmodontidae
Microcosmodon harleyi10 Weil 1998 multituberculate
UCMP V-72125, 72130, 73080, 73120
 Multituberculata - Taeniolabididae
Taeniolabis lamberti9 Simmons 1987 multituberculate
from Garbani 13; T. sp. from Garbani 14