Turtle River (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Glynn County, Georgia (31.2° N, 81.5° W: paleocoordinates 31.2° N, 81.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: O. Veatch and L. W. Stephenson. 1911. Preliminary report on the geology of the coastal plain of Georgia. Geological Survey of Georgia Bulletin 26:1-466 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 77596: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 15.01.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Carcharodon sp.2 Smith 1838 white shark
Lamna sp.2 Cuvier 1816 mackerel shark
Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus sp.2 Laurenti 1768 crocodile
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castoroides ohioensis2 Foster 1838 giant beaver
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
"Tapirus haysii" = Tapirus (Helicotapirus) haysii2
"Tapirus haysii" = Tapirus (Helicotapirus) haysii2 Leidy 1860 tapir
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Equus tau" = Equus (Dolichohippus) simplicidens2 Cope 1892 horse
 Carnivora - Odobenidae
Ontocetus emmonsi1 Leidy 1859 walrus
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Megatherium americanum2 Cuvier 1796 edentate
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Mammut americanum2 Kerr 1792 American mastodon
Mammut floridanum2 Leidy 1886 mastodon
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bison cf. bison2 Linnaeus 1758 American bison
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervus sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 deer