Merritt Island (Pleistocene to of the United States)

Where: Brevard County, Florida (28.1° N, 80.5° W: paleocoordinates 28.1° N, 80.3° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Irvingtonian to Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.0 Ma)

• said to be late Irvingtonian to Rancholabrean

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: M. K. Frazier. 1981. A revision of the fossil Erethizontidae of North America. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences 27(1) [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

PaleoDB collection 20419: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995

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Taxonomic list

• said to be "later Irvingtonian or Rancholabrean" by Frazier and Rancholabrean by Kurten and Anderson, but "probable early Irvingtonian" by Morgan and White 1995
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Erethizontidae
Erethizon kleini Frazier 1981 North American porcupine
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis dirus2 Leidy 1858 dire wolf
 Carnivora - Felidae
"Leopardus amnicola" = Leopardus wiedii1
"Leopardus amnicola" = Leopardus wiedii1 Schinz 1821 margay