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Gardinier Mine (Pliocene of the United States)

Also known as Whidden Creek

Where: Polk County, Florida (27.9° N, 81.8° W: paleocoordinates 28.0° N, 81.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Bone Valley Member (Peace River Formation), Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• latest Hemphillian; upper beds

•By contrast, the Palmetto Fauna has been correlated with the latest Hemphillian (5.84.9 Ma [54]), and likely the earliest Pliocene (starting at 5.3 Ma) based on sea-level data [60]. (Marx & Fordyce, 2015)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; pebbly, phosphatic, argillaceous, sandy sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: X. Wang, R. H. Tedford, and B. E. Taylor. 1999. Phylogenetic systematics of the Borophaginae (Carnivora: Canidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 243:1-392 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 18535: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 27.09.1993, edited by Nick Pyenson, Mark Uhen and Richard Hulbert

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