Haynes Cave (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Monroe County, West Virginia (37.7° N, 80.7° W: paleocoordinates 37.7° N, 80.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• Unfortunately, Haynes cave was heavily mined for saltpeter, thus making interpretation of the stratigraphy of the sediments difficult

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. Jefferson. 1799. A Memoir on the Discovery of Certain Bones of a Quadruped of the Clawed Kind in the Western Parts of Virginia. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 4:246-260 [M. Uhen/M. Shalap/M. Shalap]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 108095: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Margaret Shalap on 22.04.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Megalonyx jeffersonii Desmarest 1822 Jefferson's ground sloth
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Mylohyus fossilis Leidy 1860 peccary