Sharps (SDSM V-6230) (Oligocene of the United States)

Also known as Horncloud; LACM 1820

Where: Shannon County, South Dakota (43.3° N, 102.5° W: paleocoordinates 44.1° N, 95.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: upper Member (Sharps Formation), Geringian (30.8 - 26.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Reposited in the SDSM

Primary reference: J. R. Macdonald. 1970. Review of the Miocene Wounded Knee faunas of southwestern South Dakota. Bulletin of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Science 8:165-82 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/C. Bell]more details

PaleoDB collection 17660: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995

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Taxonomic list

• NISP 10 (including est. 3 Palaeocastor)
Mammalia
 Primates - Ekgmowechashalidae
Ekgmowechashala philotau Macdonald 1963 primate
 Rodentia - Florentiamyidae
Fanimus clasoni1 Macdonald 1963 rodent
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Capatanka minor2 Xu 1996 beaver
Capacikala gradatus Cope 1878 beaver
Palaeocastor sp.1 Leidy 1869 beaver
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Palaeolagus philoi Dawson 1958 rabbit
 Carnivora - Nimravidae
"Eusmilus cerebralis" = Hoplophoneus cerebralis1
"Eusmilus cerebralis" = Hoplophoneus cerebralis1 Cope 1880 false sabre-tooth
 Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae
Elomeryx garbanii n. sp. Macdonald 1970 anthracothere
from "Near top of Sharps Formation"
 Ungulata - Leptomerycidae
Leptomerycidae indet.1 Zittel 1893 ruminant