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Galena (Snyder Collection) (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Jo Daviess County, Illinois (42.4° N, 90.4° W: paleocoordinates 42.5° N, 90.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: karst; poorly lithified, ferruginous, brown sandstone

• all Galena-area Pleistocene collections apparently come from "loose or more or less compact matrix of brown ferruginous sand" within "lead-bearing crevices" devloped in a "cliff limestone" (Leidy 1860)

Collected by Mr. Snyder

Primary reference: J. L. Leconte. 1848. Notice of five new species of fossil Mammalia from Illinois. American Journal of Science and Arts 5:102-106 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 87059: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 02.03.2009

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