King Leo Pit Cave
Basic information
Sample name: King Leo Pit Cave

Reference: R. L. Richards and J. N. McDonald. 1991. New records of Harlan's muskox (Bootherium bombifrons) and an associated fauna from the late Pleistocene of Indiana. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 99:211-228 [ER 3133]
Country: United States
State: Indiana

Coordinate: 38° 12' N, 86° 7' W
Basis of coordinate: based on political unit
Geography comments: no details of the location are given at all (coordinate based on Harrison County)
"Muskox bone scrap (591 gm) produced too little collagen to be reliable for radiocarbon dating"
Climate and habitat
Lithology: siltstone
Taphonomic context: cave
Habitat comments: the "former entrance once likely provided access for the muskoxen or their remains" which were "unburied... Many smaller elements, however, were buried and better preserved... The sediments consisted of approximately 10-20 cm of silt"
Life forms: bats, carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, snakes, salamanders, fishes
Sampling methods: screenwash, surface
Sample size: 296
Years: 1976
Sampling comments: "remains were recovered by washing ca .34 m3 (38 gal.) of sediment through 1.2 mm mesh hardware cloth"
Sample: 3420
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-31 22:54:43
Modified: 2019-08-31 22:54:43
Abundance distribution
27 species
4 singletons
total count 296
standardised richness: 20.7
Fisher's α: 7.225
geometric series k: 0.8466
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8751
Shannon's H: 2.5404
Good's u: 0.9866