Philadelphia mammoth (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (40.0° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 40.0° N, 74.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• "buried four feet underground"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the ANSP

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying

• "found by workers during the course of steam shovel excavation for a new water hazard" on a golf course

Primary reference: Anonymous. 1932. Important mammoth find uncovered on golf course. Science News Letter 22:255-256 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 126446: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 04.04.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

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