Silver Creek
Basic information
Sample name: Silver Creek

Reference: W. E. Miller. 1976. Late Pleistocene vertebrates of the Silver Creek local fauna from north central Utah. Great Basin Naturalist 36(4):387-424 [ER 3111]
Country: United States
State: Utah

Coordinate: 40.73° N, -111.50° W
Basis of coordinate: estimated from map
Geography comments: "immediately west of the junction of Utah Highway 40 and Interstate Highway 80... approximately five miles north of Park City"
shown as approximately in section 14, T1S, R4E
elevation 6400 feet
"Sangamon or Wisconsin in age" based on faunal correlation; a radiocarbon date was "in excess of 40, 000 YBP" and therefore uninformative
Climate and habitat
Lithology: sandstone
Taphonomic context: fluvial deposit
Habitat comments: "All the fossils came from sands and gravels below the water table" and the sediments "were probably laid down at the fossil site as intermitten flood deposits in a marshy area"
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other large mammals, other small mammals, birds, frogs
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 838
Sampling comments: "Small vertebrates were recovered by screen washing"
Sample: 3398
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-29 22:18:29
Modified: 2019-08-29 22:18:29
Abundance distribution
29 species
7 singletons
total count 838
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 5.829
geometric series k: 0.8276
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8537
Shannon's H: 2.2396
Good's u: 0.9917