Kaw River at North Topeka (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Shawnee County, Kansas (39.1° N, 95.7° W: paleocoordinates 39.1° N, 95.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• "Pleistocene"

•"pumped out a depth of 25 feet below the present stream bed"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; unlithified sandstone

• "sand"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1939

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying,

• specimens reposited in University of Kansas Museum of Vertebrate Paleontology

•collected by the Consumers Sand Company while pumping sand and donated by H. N. Richardson

Primary reference: C. W. Hibbard. 1940. The occurrence of Cervalces scotti Lydekker in Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Sciences 43:411-415 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 83056: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 06.08.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
"Mastodon americanus" = Mammut americanum
"Mastodon americanus" = Mammut americanum Kerr 1792 American mastodon
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervalces scotti Lydekker 1898 stag moose