Moscow (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as Barringer Farm; TMM 31057, WPA, Work Project No. 17060

Where: Polk County, Texas (30.7° N, 94.7° W: paleocoordinates 31.2° N, 91.7° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Fleming Formation, Barstovian (16.0 - 13.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by WPA in 1940; reposited in the TMM

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

• WPA: "Unfortunately, the locality had to be abandoned after a few weeks, due to

•the landowner’s unfavorable disposition toward excavations on his property."

Primary reference: Anonymous. 1940. The seventh quarterly report covering the quarter ending December 31, 1940 for the state-wide paleontologic-mineralogic survey in Texas. A Federal Works Agency Work Projects Administration Project. O.P. No. 665-66-3-233. State Serial No. 300-88 1-44 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 18646: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 27.09.1993, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• same level as Gay Hill according to Hesse, but placed at the higher Trinity River Pit 1 level by Tedford et al. 1987
"85 catalogued specimens"
Actinopteri
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteus sp.7 Agassiz 1843 gar
Osteichthyes
 Proteida - Batrachosauroididae
Batrachosauroides dissimulans5 Taylor and Hesse 1943 salamander
 Caudata - Urodela
Amphiuma antica n. sp.5 Holman 1977 amphiuma
originally entered as "Amphiuma antiqua"
Siren miotexana n. sp.5 Holman 1977 siren
Reptilia
 Loricata -
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia7
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia7 Owen 1842 crocodilian
 Squamata - Colubridae
Elaphe nebraskensis5 Holman 1964 colubrid snake
Neonatrix elongata5 Holman 1973 colubrid snake
 Squamata - Boidae
Calamagras weigeli5 Holman 1972 dwarf boa
Mammalia
 Rodentia -
Jimomys labaughi1 Wahlert 1976 rodent
"Moscow"
Texomys sp.8 Slaughter 1981 rodent
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Protospermophilus quatalensis1 Gazin 1930 squirrel
"Moscow"
Petauristodon sp.8 Engesser 1979 squirrel
 Rodentia - Castoridae
? Anchitheriomys sp.2 Roger 1885 beaver
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras meridianum6 Leidy 1865 rhinoceros
Teleoceras medicornutum6 Osborn 1904 rhinoceros
Peraceras hessei6 Prothero and Manning 1987 rhinoceros
Aphelops megalodus6 Cope 1873 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Merychippus gunteri3, "Merychippus cf. vellicans" = Parahippus leonensis7, "Miohippus cf. navasotae" = Anchitherium navasotae7
Merychippus gunteri3 Simpson 1930 horse
may = "M. perditus"
"Merychippus cf. vellicans" = Parahippus leonensis7 Sellards 1916 anchitheriine horse
"Miohippus cf. navasotae" = Anchitherium navasotae7 Hay 1924 anchitheriine horse
 Carnivora - Amphicyonidae
Amphicyonidae indet.2 Haeckel 1886 bear-dog
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canidae indet.2 Fischer 1817 canid
"or Nothocyon"
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Prosthennops sp.7 Matthew and Gidley 1904 peccary
"Prosthennops sp. (small)" of red 1833
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelidae indet.7 Gray 1821 camel
 Ungulata - Protoceratidae
? Prosynthetoceras sp.4 Frick 1937 protoceratid