Laubach Cave
Basic information
Sample name: Laubach Cave

Reference: B. H. Slaughter. 1966. Platygonus compressus and associated fauna from the Laubach Cave of Texas. American Midland Naturalist 75(2):475-494 [ER 3113]
Country: United States
State: Texas

Coordinate: 30° 39' N, 97° 41' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "in Georgetown" (basis of coordinate)
age unclear, but possibly "belongs to the last major interglacial or interstadial, i.e., 25, 000-45, 000 B.P."
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: carnivore accumulation, cave, pitfall trap
Habitat comments: "a sealed cave" with a "rubble cone" discovered by drilling
bones were of "animals known to frequent caves" or "brought into caves by carnivorous mammals and birds" and "the elephant and camel... must have fallen into the almost vertical cave entrance"
Life forms: carnivores, ungulates, other small mammals
Sampling methods: surface
Sample size: 61
Sampling comments: material was present at the surface
listed Platygonus material is only of dentitions, but "A surprisingly small number of postcranial elements were recovered"
Myotis sp, Neotoma sp, and Cynonyms ludovicianus are present but not catalogued
Sample: 3400
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-30 08:10:46
Modified: 2019-08-30 08:11:44
Abundance distribution
8 species
5 singletons
total count 61
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 2.462
geometric series k: 0.5843
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.4593
Shannon's H: 1.0044
Good's u: 0.9186