Kealey Springs (Oligocene of Canada)

Where: Saskatchewan, Canada (49.6° N, 108.8° W: paleocoordinates 50.6° N, 102.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cypress Hills Formation, Monroecreekian (26.3 - 24.8 Ma)

• said to be about the same age as the upper Sharps Fm., but "medial Arikareean" and about the age of the Monroe Creek Fm. according to Williams and Storer 1998

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: J. E. Storer. 1993. Additions to the mammalian paleofauna of Saskatchewan. Modern Geology 18(4):475-487 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 17526: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 07.06.1994

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• not the same as Kealey Springs West (see)

•"Several hundred specimens"

Osteichthyes indet.3 bony fish
 Salientia -
Anura indet. frog
omitted by Storer 2002
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet.2 Gray 1825 softshell turtle
omitted by Storer 2002
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Geochelone sp.3 Fitzinger 1835 turtle
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Geringia gloveri4 Macdonald 1970 mouse
Scottimus sp.4 Wood 1937 mouse
Leidymys korthi n. sp.4 Williams and Storer 1998 mouse
Paciculus nebraskensis4 Alker 1969 mouse
 Rodentia - Aplodontidae
Prosciurinae indet.3 Wilson 1949 mountain beaver
Campestrallomys cf. dawsonae3 Macdonald 1963 mountain beaver
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Protospermophilus sp.3 Gazin 1930 squirrel
Protosciurus sp.3 Black 1963 squirrel
Nototamias quadratus3 Korth 1992 squirrel
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
Pseudotheridomys cf. hesperus4 Wilson 1960 rodent
Leptodontomys sp.3 Shotwell 1956 rodent
 Rodentia - Florentiamyidae
Hitonkala macdonaldtau3 Korth 1992 rodent
Florentiamys tiptoni3 Macdonald 1970 rodent
 Rodentia - Heteromyidae
Proheteromys ironcloudi3 Macdonald 1963 rodent
Schizodontomys harkseni3 Macdonald 1970 rodent
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castoridae indet.3 Gray 1821 beaver
medium-sized form
Castoridae indet.3 Gray 1821 beaver
 Rodentia - Eutypomyidae
Eutypomys cf. montanensis3 Wood and Konizeski 1965 rodent
 Rodentia - Allomyidae
Parallomys cf. americanus3 Korth 1992 rodent
Downsimus chadwicki3 Macdonald 1970 rodent
? Alwoodia sp.3 Rensberger 1983 rodent
 Rodentia - Mylagaulidae
Trilaccogaulus ovatus3 Rensberger 1979 rodent
Promylagaulus cf. riggsi3 McGrew 1941 rodent
Crucimys milleri3 Macdonald 1970 rodent
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
"Plesiosminthus clivosus" = Schaubeumys clivosus1
"Plesiosminthus clivosus" = Schaubeumys clivosus1 Galbreath 1953 jumping mouse
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Archaeolagus cf. primigenius3 Matthew 1907 rabbit
Archaeolagus cf. macrocephalus3 Matthew 1907 rabbit
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Gripholagomys lavocati3 Green 1972 pika
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Parvericius cf. montanus3 Koerner 1940 hedgehog
 Lipotyphla - Geolabididae
Centetodon divaricatus3 Korth 1992 placental
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Miohippus sp. Marsh 1874 anchitheriine horse
 Tribosphenida - Heterosoricidae
Domnina cf. dakotensis3 Macdonald 1970 placental
 Tribosphenida - Proscalopidae
Proscalops secundus3 Matthew 1909 placental
 Chiroptera -
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustelidae indet. Fischer 1817 mustelid carnivore
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canidae indet. Fischer 1817 canid
 Carnivora - Nimravidae
Nimravidae indet.1 Cope 1880 false sabre-tooth
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
Merycoidodontidae indet.1 Cook 1912 oreodont
Sespia sp. Schultz and Falkenbach 1968 oreodont
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Tayassuidae indet. Palmer 1897 peccary
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelidae indet. Gray 1821 camel
 Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae
Elomeryx sp. Marsh 1894 anthracothere
 Ungulata - Leptomerycidae
Leptomeryx sp. Leidy 1853 ruminant
 Theriiformes - Peradectidae
Nanodelphys sp.3 McGrew 1937 metatherian
 Theriiformes - Herpetotheriidae
Herpetotherium youngi3 McGrew 1937 marsupial
Amphibia indet.3 tetrapod