Rome Beds (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Malheur County, Oregon (43.6° N, 117.5° W: paleocoordinates 43.6° N, 117.3° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

• said to be Irvingtonian

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: H. G. McDonald. 1995. Gravigrade xenarthrans from the early Pleistocene Leisey Shell Pit 1A, Hillsborough County, Florida. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 37(11) [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

PaleoDB collection 20499: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995, edited by Jonathan Marcot

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Taxonomic list

• not clear how this relates to the Hemphillian Rome site
 Carnivora - Canidae
Vulpes stenognathus3 Savage 1941 fox
"Burmeister locality, UCMP locality V73061, Rome beds"
Canis edwardii2 Gazin 1942 canine
 Carnivora - Felidae
Panthera cf. onca1 Linnaeus 1758 jaguar
said to "probably" be onca
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Paramylodon harlani Owen 1840 Harlan's ground sloth
Irvingtonian of "Rome" in Malheur Co.