Natchez Collection (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Adams County, Mississippi (31.6° N, 91.4° W: paleocoordinates 31.6° N, 91.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; unlithified claystone

• The stratumt hat contains these organic remains, is a tenacious blue clay that underlies the diluvial drift east of Natchez, and which diluvial deposit abounds in bones and teeth of the Mastodong iganteum.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. W. Dickeson. 1846. On fossil bones from the vicinity of Natchez, Mississippi. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 3(5):106-107 [M. Uhen/C. Peredo]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 161954: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Carlos Peredo on 16.09.2014

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Taxonomic list

 Primates - Hominidae
Homo sp. Linnaeus 1758 human
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursus sp. Linnaeus 1758 bear
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
"Megalonyx jeffersoni" = Megalonyx jeffersonii
"Megalonyx jeffersoni" = Megalonyx jeffersonii Desmarest 1822 Jefferson's ground sloth
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bos sp. Linnaeus 1758 ox
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervus sp. Linnaeus 1758 deer