Trout Cave Entrance (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Pendleton County, West Virginia (38.7° N, 79.3° W: paleocoordinates 38.7° N, 79.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: B. Kurten and E. Anderson. 1980. Pleistocene mammals of North America 1-442 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

PaleoDB collection 20554: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995

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Taxonomic list

• nearby New Trout Cave is probably entirely Wisconsinan: Holman and Grady 1987
this list is INCOMPLETE, definitely missing at 14 least species
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Neotoma floridana Ord 1818 eastern woodrat
Ondatra annectens Brown 1908 muskrat
Synaptomys cooperi Baird 1858 southern bog lemming
Phenacomys sp. Merriam 1889 vole
Clethrionomys gapperi Vigors 1830 southern red-backed vole
Microtus chrotorrhinus Miller 1894 rock vole
Atopomys texensis1 Patton 1965 mouse
Neofiber leonardi Hibbard 1943 mouse
Peromyscus cumberlandensis Guilday and Handley 1967 deer mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Sciurus sp. Linnaeus 1758 squirrel
Spermophilus tridecemlineatus Mitchell 1821 thirteen-lined ground squirrel
Marmota monax Linnaeus 1758 groundhog
Glaucomys volans Linnaeus 1758 southern flying squirrel
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus Erxleben 1777 American red squirrel
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Thomomys potomacensis Gidley and Gazin 1933 pocket gopher
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor canadensis Kuhl 1820 American beaver
 Rodentia - Erethizontidae
Erethizon dorsatum1 Linnaeus 1758 North American porcupine
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Ochotona sp. Link 1795 pika
described by Guilday 1979
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Condylura cristata Linnaeus 1758 star-nosed mole
Parascalops breweri Bachman 1842 hairly-tailed vole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Sorex arcticus Kerr 1792 arctic shrew
Blarina brevicauda2 Say 1823 northern short-tailed shrew
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
Plecotus sp. Geoffroy 1818 vesper bat
a bat
Pipistrellus subflavus Cuvier 1832 eastern pipistrelle bat
a bat
Eptesicus fuscus Beauvois 1796 big brown bat
a bat
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursus americanus Pallas 1780 black bear
 Carnivora - Felidae
Lynx rufus Schreber 1777 bobcat