Kleinfelder Farm (Miocene of Canada)

Also known as ROM 11

Where: Saskatchewan, Canada (49.2° N, 106.0° W: paleocoordinates 49.8° N, 102.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Wood Mountain Formation, Barstovian (16.0 - 13.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve

Primary reference: J. E. Storer. 1970. University of Toronto, Ph. D. thesis [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 18759: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Jason Head and Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Salientia - Pelobatidae
Scaphiopus (cf. Scaphiopus) alexanderi2 Zweifel 1956 spadefoot toad
ROM 7700, two left and one right ilia; two sacrococcyges. Unclear if all one specimen but only one number is given.
 Salientia - Bufonidae
Bufo valentinensis2 Estes and Tihen 1964 toad
ROM 7701, one right ilium and one vertebra
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines2
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines2 Batsch 1788 turtle
ROM 7702, one costal bone
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Geochelone sp.3 Fitzinger 1835 turtle
A fragmentary piece of shell, probably a part of a fractured peripheral, ROM 7869, was collected by L. S. Russell in 1970.
 Loricata -
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia2
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia2 Owen 1842 crocodilian
ROM 7703, single bony plate
 Squamata - Anguidae
Ophisaurus canadensis n. sp.2 Holman 1970 glass lizard
ROM 7705 (holotype), one body vertebra
 Squamata - Iguanidae
Sceloporus indet.2 Wiegmann 1828 spiny lizard
"nr. S. magister" ROM 7704, partial right dentary
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubrinae indet.2 Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
ROM 7711, two fragmentary vertebrae (poss. new spp.); 7712, 7 indeterminate fragmentary vertebrae
Elaphe nebraskensis2 Holman 1964 colubrid snake
ROM 7709, lumbar vertebra
Paracoluber storeri n. gen. n. sp.2 Holman 1970 colubrid snake
ROM 7707 (holotype), lumbar vertebra; 7708, four lumbar vertebrae
Lampropeltis similis2 Holman 1964 colubrid snake
ROM 7710, lumbar vertebra
 Squamata - Boidae
Charina prebottae2 Brattstrom 1958 boa
ROM 7706, six thoracic, 18 lumbar and 2 caudal vertebrae
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Copemys niobrariensis" = Copemys longidens1
"Copemys niobrariensis" = Copemys longidens1 Hall 1930 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilus sp. Cuvier 1825 ground squirrel
"Tamiini indet." = Marmotini1 squirrel
Petauristodon sp.1 Engesser 1979 squirrel
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
Leptodontomys russelli1 Storer 1970 rodent
 Rodentia - Heteromyidae
"Cupidinimus kleinfelderi" = Perognathoides kleinfelderi1, Mioheteromys arcarius1, Lignimus montis, Harrymys canadensis n. sp.5, "Balantiomys borealis" = Peridiomys borealis1, "Cupidinimus saskatchewanensis" = Perognathus saskatchewanensis1, Perognathus trojectioansrum1
"Cupidinimus kleinfelderi" = Perognathoides kleinfelderi1 Storer 1970 rodent
Mioheteromys arcarius1 Korth 1996 rodent
Lignimus montis Storer 1970 rodent
Harrymys canadensis n. sp.5 Korth 1995 rodent
new specimen
"Balantiomys borealis" = Peridiomys borealis1 Storer 1970 rodent
"Cupidinimus saskatchewanensis" = Perognathus saskatchewanensis1 Storer 1970 pocket mouse
Perognathus trojectioansrum1 Korth 1979 pocket mouse
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Eucastor cf. tortus1 Leidy 1858 beaver
 Rodentia - Mylagaulidae
Pterogaulus sp.1 Korth 2000 rodent
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Megasminthus tiheni Klingener 1966 jumping mouse
Schaubeumys cartomylos4 Korth 1987 jumping mouse
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Hypolagus sp.1 Dice 1917 rabbit
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Russellagus vonhofi Storer 1970 pika
Hesperolagomys fluviatilis Storer 1970 pika
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Amphechinus sp. Aymard 1850 hedgehog
confirmed by Rich 1981
Parvericius cf. montanus Koerner 1940 hedgehog
confirmed by Rich 1981
Brachyerix cf. incertis Matthew 1924 hedgehog
confirmed by Rich 1981
Untermannerix copiosus6 Rich 1981 hedgehog
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Domninoides sp. Green 1956 mole
Scalopoides sp. Wilson 1960 mole
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Acritohippus cf. isonesus1 Cope 1889 horse
Hypohippus cf. osborni Gidley 1907 anchitheriine horse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
? Pseudotrimylus sp.1 Gureev 1971 shrew
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
"Probassariscus cf. antiquus" = Bassariscus antiquus1
"Probassariscus cf. antiquus" = Bassariscus antiquus1 Matthew and Cook 1909 ringtail
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Sthenictis cf. dolichops Matthew 1924 mustelid carnivore
 Carnivora - Canidae
Tomarctus hippophaga Matthew and Cook 1909 bone-crushing dog
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Gomphotheriidae indet. Hay 1922 gomphothere
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
Ticholeptus sp. Cope 1878 oreodont
 Ungulata - Moschidae
"Blastomeryx cf. elegans" = Blastomeryx gemmifer
"Blastomeryx cf. elegans" = Blastomeryx gemmifer Cope 1874 musk deer