Rushville Quarry (UNSM Sd-3) (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as Main Rushville Quarry; UNSM Sh-3

Where: Sheridan County, Nebraska (42.7° N, 102.5° W: paleocoordinates 42.7° N, 102.3° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Reposited in the UNSM

Primary reference: R. A. Hintlian. 1975. University of Nebraska MS thesis [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

PaleoDB collection 20500: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Jonathan Marcot and Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Anabernicula robusta n. sp.3 Short 1970 dabbling duck
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Neotoma sp. Say and Ord 1825 pack rat
Ondatra zibethicus1 Linnaeus 1766 muskrat
Microtus pennsylvanicus Ord 1815 meadow vole
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilus cf. richardsonii Sabine 1822 ground squirrel
Cynomys niobrarius Hay 1921 prairie dog
OK according to Goodwin 1995b
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Geomys bursarius Shaw 1800 plains pocket gopher
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor sp. Linnaeus 1758 beaver
Castoroides sp. Foster 1838 giant beaver
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp.1 Linnaeus 1758 horse
Equus calobatus Troxell 1915 horse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Sorex sp. Linnaeus 1758 long-tailed shrew
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis latrans4 Say 1823 coyote
Canis latrans2 Say 1823 coyote
Urocyon sp. Baird 1857 gray fox
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Mammuthus imperator" = Mammuthus columbi
"Mammuthus imperator" = Mammuthus columbi Falconer 1857 imperial mammoth
described by LaGarry and Myers 1993
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Platygonus sp. Leconte 1848 peccary
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelops cf. hesternus Leidy 1873 camel
Hemiauchenia sp.1 Gervais and Ameghino 1880 camel
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
? Hayoceros sp. Skinner 1942 pronghorn
Capromeryx cf. furcifer1 Matthew 1902 pronghorn