Turin (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as Turin Pit; Elliott Pit

Where: Monona County, Iowa (42.0° N, 96.0° W: paleocoordinates 42.0° N, 95.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: R. S. Rhodes, II and H. A. Semken, Jr. 1986. Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Sciences 93(3) [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

PaleoDB collection 20556: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993

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Taxonomic list

• Turin Pit and Elliott Pit are the same locality
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Ondatra sp. Link 1795 muskrat
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Geomys sp. Rafinesque 1817 pocket gopher
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor canadensis Kuhl 1820 American beaver
Castoroides ohioensis Foster 1838 giant beaver
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Sylvilagus sp. Gray 1867 cottontail rabbit
Lepus sp. Linnaeus 1758 hare
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursus americanus Pallas 1780 black bear
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Procyon sp. Storr 1780 raccoon
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Lontra canadensis Schreber 1776 North American river otter
Taxidea taxus Schreber 1778 American badger
 Carnivora - Canidae
Vulpes sp. Frisch 1775 fox
Canis latrans Say 1823 coyote
Canis lupus Linnaeus 1758 gray wolf
 Carnivora - Felidae
Panthera sp. Oken 1816 cat
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Megalonyx jeffersonii Desmarest 1822 Jefferson's ground sloth
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Paramylodon harlani Owen 1840 Harlan's ground sloth
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Mammut americanum Kerr 1792 American mastodon
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus sp. Brookes 1828 mammoth
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Platygonus sp. Leconte 1848 peccary
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelops sp. Leidy 1854 camel
 Ungulata - Bovidae
? Euceratherium collinum Furlong and Sinclair 1904 shrub ox
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Rangifer sp. Hamilton-Smith 1827 reindeer
Odocoileus sp. Rafinesque 1832 New World deer
 Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae
Didelphis sp. Linnaeus 1758 large American opossum