Deer Park ( of the United States)

Also known as Rexroad Locality 1; KU Locality 25

Where: Meade County, Kansas (37.2° N, 100.3° W: paleocoordinates 37.3° N, 99.7° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Missler Member (Ballard Formation), Blancan (4.9 - 1.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: C. W. Hibbard. 1956. Vertebrate fossils from the Meade Formation of southwestern Kansas. Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 41(41):145-203 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/W. Clyde]more details

PaleoDB collection 19929: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993

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Taxonomic list

• see Hibbard 1956, 1970
this was reported by Hibbard 1937g and 1941b as "Rexroad" Locality 1
"Cynomys meadensis" type; provenance called into question by comment of Goodwin 1995a, then said by Goodwin 1995b to be "almost certainly intrusive. Hibbard came to this same conclusion"
 Squamata - Colubridae
Elaphe obsoleta2 Say 1823 black rat snake
Coluber constrictor2 Linnaeus 1758 black racer
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Ondatra meadensis1 Hibbard 1937 muskrat
Pliolemmus antiquus n. sp. Hibbard 1937 mouse
see Hibbard 1937g
Ogmodontomys poaphagus8 Hibbard 1941 mouse
"Ogmodontomys or Mimomys (Cosomys) sp."
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Geomys quinni McGrew 1944 pocket gopher
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Procastoroides sweeti Barbour and Schultz 1937 beaver
includes "P. lanei" type of Hibbard 1937g
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Nekrolagus progressus7 Hibbard 1939 rabbit
Hypolagus voorhiesi6 White 1988 rabbit
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Nannippus peninsulatus1, "Equus simplicidens" = Plesippus simplicidens, "Equus cumminsii" = Plesippus simplicidens5
Nannippus peninsulatus1 Cope 1885 hipparionine horse
"Equus simplicidens" = Plesippus simplicidens Cope 1892 horse
"Equus cumminsii" = Plesippus simplicidens5 Cope 1892 horse
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Trigonictis macrodon4 Cope 1868 mustelid carnivore
Buisnictis sp.5 Hibbard 1950 skunk
Taxidea cf. taxus Schreber 1778 American badger
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis lepophagus3 Johnston 1938 canine
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Stegomastodon mirificus5 Leidy 1858 gomphothere
Rhynchotherium sp. Falconer 1868 gomphothere
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Platygonus bicalcaratus5 Cope 1893 peccary
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelops sp.5 Leidy 1854 camel
two forms; "Camel sp."
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
Antilocapridae indet.5 Gray 1866 pronghorn