Ashley River, Pleistocene (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Charleston County, South Carolina (32.8° N, 80.0° W: paleocoordinates 32.8° N, 79.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• "Ashley Beds"

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. Leidy. 1860. Description of Vertebrate Fossils. Post-Pleiocene Fossils of South-Carolina 99-122 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 79950: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 28.03.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Manatus antiquus (=Metaxytherium floridanum) is reported from here but is probably either a mistake or reworked.
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea virginiana" = Crassostrea virginica1
"Ostrea virginiana" = Crassostrea virginica1 Gmelin 1791 oyster
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucina kiawahensis n. sp.1 Holmes 1860 clam
 Carnivora - Felidae
Miracinonyx inexpectatus4 Cope 1895 American cheetah
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Cuvieronius sp.4 Osborn 1923 gomphothere
 Cetacea - Physeteridae
"Physeter antiquus n. sp." = Physeter vetus2
"Physeter antiquus n. sp." = Physeter vetus2 Leidy 1869 sperm whale
 Cetacea -
Hoplocetus obesus n. sp.3 Leidy 1868 toothed whale