Hazen Mammoth (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Prairie County, Arkansas (34.8° N, 91.6° W: paleocoordinates 34.8° N, 91.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• skeleton was found "6.7 m (22 ft) below the surface and were confined" to a single layer

•age not discussed in detail, implied to be from "the late part of the Pleistocene" based on age of most M. columbi finds

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; unlithified, red, argillaceous siltstone

• "red clayey silt... overlain by deposits of alluvial sand and clay"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by W. C. Clevenger, W. Evans, J. A. Scholtz in 1965

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying,

• University of Arkansas Museum collection

•"uncovered in a borrow pit while contractors were removing dirt to be usd for the construction" of Interstate 40

Primary reference: W. L. Puckette and J. A. Scholtz. 1974. The Hazen Mammoth (Mammuthus columbi), Prairie County, Arkansas. Arkansas Academy of Science Proceedings 28:53-56 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 92494: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 16.11.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus columbi Falconer 1857 Columbian mammoth