Wellsch Valley (Pleistocene of Canada)

Where: Saskatchewan, Canada (50.7° N, 107.9° W: paleocoordinates 50.7° N, 107.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

• fauna is from Unit II, Unit III, and Unit IV

•age based on Barendregt et al. 1991; section goes from reversed to normal and fauna is clearly Irvingtonian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: C. S. Churcher. 1984. In W. C. Mahaney (ed.), Correlation of Quaternary Chronologies [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

PaleoDB collection 20563: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Jonathan Marcot

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
? Oryzomys sp. Baird 1857 rice rat
Allophaiomys pliocaenicus3 Kormos 1932 vole
Microtus paroperarius Hibbard 1944 vole
Mictomys kansasensis1 Hibbard 1952 bog lemming
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilus sp. Cuvier 1825 ground squirrel
either "Citellus" cf. richardsoni or "C." cf. rexroadensis according to Barendregt et al. 1991
Cynomys sp.2 Rafinesque 1817 prairie dog
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Thomomys talpoides Richardson 1828 northern pocket gopher
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Hypolagus sp.1 Dice 1917 rabbit
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus complicatus Leidy 1858 horse
Equus pacificus Leidy 1868 horse
 Carnivora - Canidae
Xenocyon lycaonoides4 Kretzoi 1938 canine
 Carnivora - Felidae
Lynx cf. rufus Schreber 1777 bobcat
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
? Megalonyx sp. Harlan 1825 edentate
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus hayi Barbour 1915 mammoth
"M. imperator haroldcooki or M. meridionalis"
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Platygonus ? bicalcaratus Cope 1893 peccary
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelops sp. Leidy 1854 camel
possibly C. minidokae: Barendregt et al. 1991
 Ungulata - Bovidae
? Euceratherium sp. Furlong and Sinclair 1904 shrub-ox
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
? Tetrameryx sp. Lull 1921 pronghorn