Welsh Cave
Basic information
Sample name: Welsh Cave

Reference: J. E. Guilday, H. W. Hamilton, and A. D. McCrady. 1971. The Welsh Cave peccaries (Platygonus) and associated fauna, Kentucky Pleistocene. Annals of Carnegie Museum 43(9):249-320 [ER 3110]
Country: United States
State: Kentucky

Coordinate: 37° 52' 25" N, 84° 44' 50" W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "about 3 1/2 miles southwest of Troy"
"A date of 12, 950 +/- 550 years B.P. (I-2982) was derived from the collagen content of the bones" of Platygonus compressus
Climate and habitat
Lithology: claystone
Taphonomic context: cave, pitfall trap
Habitat comments: "bone-bearing clays... The bulk of the collection was probably built up by animal remains tumbling down former talus slopes to repose against the walls of the cave"
Life forms: bats, carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 1457
Years: 1965 - 1967
Sampling comments: "Approximately one-half ton of matrix was removed for washing and removal of microfauna"
Sample: 3397
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-29 21:13:30
Modified: 2019-08-29 21:13:30
Abundance distribution
25 species
6 singletons
total count 1457
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 4.287
geometric series k: 0.7447
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.3327
Shannon's H: 0.8946
Good's u: 0.9959