WaKeeny (KU Locality 29) (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as upper Unit A

Where: Trego County, Kansas (39.1° N, 99.8° W: paleocoordinates 40.3° N, 97.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ogallala Formation, Clarendonian (13.6 - 10.3 Ma)

• "fossils randomly distributed" throughout a unit about 13 feet thick; underlies UM-K6-59 (see)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; pebbly, argillaceous, sandy siltstone

• "flood-plain deposit"
• "gray to tan sandy silt with clay, pebbles, and some basal gravel... locally cemented with calcium carbonate"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, surface (float), sieve,

• Nettion specimen was collected by Claude W. Hibbard and Jerry Paulson, August 2, 1959

Primary reference: R. L. Wilson. 1968. Systematics and faunal analysis of a Lower Pliocene vertebrate assemblage from Trego County, Kansas. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 22(7):75-126 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 18449: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995, edited by Meg Hall

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• includes deleted duplicate Hunter/Hall collection record 29068
Actinopteri
 Siluriformes - Ictaluridae
Ictalurus lambda2 catfish
catfish
Reptilia
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Emydidae indet.3 Rafinesque 1815 turtle
"large"
Aves
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Nettion ogallalae n. sp.2 Brodkorb 1962 duck
new species of Teal
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Castoridae
"Eucastor phillisi n. sp." = Prodipoides phillisi
"Eucastor phillisi n. sp." = Prodipoides phillisi Wilson 1968 beaver
 Rodentia - Mylagaulidae
Ceratogaulus minor1 Hibbard and Phillis 1945 rodent
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hippotherium sp.1 Kaup 1832 hipparionine horse
cf. Pseudhipparion sp.1 Ameghino 1904 hipparionine horse
Nannippus sp.4 Matthew 1926 hipparionine horse
pers. commun.: "A"; "Hipparion cf. lenticularis"
Neohipparion cf. affine Leidy 1869 hipparionine horse
Calippus martini4 Hesse 1936 horse
pers. commun.: "Astrohippus sp."
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelidae indet.1 Gray 1821 camel
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
Merycodontinae indet.1 Matthew 1904 pronghorn