Golf Course
Basic information
Sample name: Golf Course
Sample aka: Melbourne

Reference: C. E. Ray. 1958. Additions to the Pleistocene mammalian fauna from Melbourne, Florida. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 119(7):419-449 [ER 3119]
Country: United States
State: Florida

Coordinate: 28° 7' N, 80° 38' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "from Stratum 2 at the Golf Course locality, Melbourne" which is "2 miles west of Melbourne" (coordinate based on Melbourne)
Stratum 2 is considered to be definitely Late Pleistocene
Climate and habitat
Lithology: sandstone
Habitat comments: "Fine white to light-brown sand containing a few local irregular lenses of marine shells and local accumulations of bones"
Life forms: bats, carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other large mammals, other small mammals
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 1195
Years: 1925 - 1929
Sampling comments: Museum of Comparative Zoology material "known as the Singleton Collection... acquired in 1928"
"human remains were deposited in the upper layers of Stratum 2 or on the erosion surface above Stratum 2"
Sample: 3407
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-30 15:58:49
Modified: 2019-08-30 16:21:35
Abundance distribution
37 species
5 singletons
total count 1195
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 7.237
geometric series k: 0.8551
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8942
Shannon's H: 2.7160
Good's u: 0.9958
Didelphis virginiana632.2 kg insectivore-carnivore
"Didelphis marsupialis"
Blarina carolinensis29.3 g
"Blarina brevicauda"
Scalopus aquaticus2194.9 g
Eumops floridanus1
"Molossides floridanus"
Megalonyx cf. jeffersonii12
"Megalonyx cf. wheatleyi" (see Kurten and Anderson 1980)
Paramylodon cf. harlani1
Dasypus bellus9
"several hundred dermal scutes" are also present
Holmesina septentrionalis6
"Chlamytherium septentrionalis": "more than 100 dermal scutes" are also present
Sylvilagus palustris27
Geomys pinetis81138 g
Oryzomys palustris842.4 g
Peromyscus gossypinus229.2 g
Sigmodon hispidus9289.4 g
Neotoma floridana31252 g
Synaptomys australis4
Neofiber alleni53258 g
Canis cf. dirus4
"Aenocyon cf. ayersi"
Canis cf. latrans412 kg carnivore-insectivore
Canis cf. lupus143 kg carnivore
Vulpes cf. vulpes25.3 kg carnivore-insectivore
"Vulpes cf. palmaria"
Ursidae indet.18
Procyon lotor195.5 kg carnivore-granivore
Mephitis mephitis11.5 kg carnivore-insectivore
Spilogale putorius ambarvalis2633 g carnivore-invertivore
"Spilogale ambarvalis"
Lontra canadensis187.1 kg piscivore
"Lutra canadensis"
Lynx rufus139.0 kg carnivore
"Felis (Lynx) rufus"
Puma concolor1049 kg carnivore
"Felis (Puma) inexpectata" material that cannot be distinguished from P. concolor
Monachus tropicalis1
Mammut americanum25
Mammuthus sp.13
Equus sp.280
Tapirus cf. veroensis72
Mylohyus sp.16
Platygonus sp.5
Palaeolama cf. mirifica11
"Tanupolama cf. mirifica"
Odocoileus virginianus18375 kg herbivore
Bison sp.84