Paris mammoth (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Edgar County, Illinois (39.6° N, 87.7° W: paleocoordinates 39.6° N, 87.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• "evidently [on top of] the Illinoian till... 10 to 12 feet below the surface... The animal, therefore, lived in Sangamon interglacial interval"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: glacial; gravel

• gravel represents "probably, outwash from the Shelbyville moraine of the Wisconsin glacier"
• "gravel"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

• acquired but not collected by the Museum of Natural History of the University of Illinois

Primary reference: F. C. Baker. 1934. A new mammoth record for Illinois. Science 80:118 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 75034: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 16.09.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Elephas primigenius" = Mammuthus primigenius
"Elephas primigenius" = Mammuthus primigenius Blumenbach 1799 wooly mammoth
subspecies boreus Hay