Buis Ranch (Neogene of the United States)

Where: Beaver County, Oklahoma (36.9° N, 100.3° W: paleocoordinates 37.2° N, 98.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Hemphillian (10.3 - 4.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. W. Hibbard. 1954. A New Pliocene Vertebrate Fauna From Oklahoma. Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 39:339-359 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Marcot]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 18076: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 05.08.1992, edited by Jason Head

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• this is NOT in the Rexroad Fm., but rather in the Ogallala: Hibbard 1963c

•"Vulpes sp." of Taylor and Hibbard 1959 is omitted in list of Taylor 1960

Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
"Testudo riggsi" = Hesperotestudo turgida6
"Testudo riggsi" = Hesperotestudo turgida6 Cope 1892 turtle
as "Testudo turgida"
 Squamata - Colubridae
Elaphe buisi n. sp.4 colubrid snake
singel individual
Elaphe cf. obsoleta2 Say 1823 black rat snake
"Elaphe near obsoleta"
Coluber constrictor2 Linnaeus 1758 black racer
Lampropeltis doliata2 colubrid snake
Heterodon plionasicus2 Peters 1953 hog-nosed snake
Thamnophis sp.2 Fitzinger 1843 garter snake
 Squamata - Crotalidae
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Cricetidae indet. Fischer von Waldheim 1817 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilus dotti1 Hibbard 1954 ground squirrel
Spermophilus rexroadensis7 Hibbard 1941 ground squirrel
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Pliogeomys buisi n. sp. Hibbard 1954 pocket gopher
 Rodentia - Heteromyidae
Prodipodomys sp. Hibbard 1939 rodent
Perognathus cf. mclaughlini Hibbard 1949 pocket mouse
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Leporidae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 rabbit
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Hesperoscalops sp. Hibbard 1941 mole
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
discussed in footnote
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Pseudhipparion simpsoni5 Webb and Hulbert 1986 hipparionine horse
see also reference 1958
Nannippus sp. Matthew 1926 hipparionine horse
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Buisnictis schoffi n. sp. Hibbard 1954 skunk
 Carnivora - Felidae
"Lynx rexroadensis" = Felis rexroadensis8
"Lynx rexroadensis" = Felis rexroadensis8 Stephens 1959 cat
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
"Catagonus brachydontus" = Protherohyus brachydontus9
"Catagonus brachydontus" = Protherohyus brachydontus9 Dalquest and Mooser 1980 peccary
 Ungulata - Camelidae
"Hemiauchenia vera" = Pleiolama vera3
"Hemiauchenia vera" = Pleiolama vera3 Matthew 1909 camel