Taylor Bayou (north bank)
Basic information
Sample name: Taylor Bayou (north bank)

Reference: T. C. Kaspar and W. L. McClure. 1976. The Taylor Bayou local fauna (Pleistocene) near Houston, Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 21(1):9-16 [ER 3202]
Geography
Country: United States
State: Texas

Coordinate: 29° 37' N, 95° 1' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "in the southwest quarter of the William P. Harris League, gride number G9, Port of Houston Authority, C70-24. This is at the junction of Boggy Bayou and Taylor Bayou between the old and new locations of S. H. 146 and is south of the city of Shoreacres" (coordinate based on Shoreacres)
thought to be "late Wisconsin, 35, 000 to 50, 000 B.P." based on faunal composition
Climate and habitat
Lithology: sandstone
Taphonomic context: fluvial deposit
Habitat comments: fossils "were recovered from the laminated clay bed 4-6.1 m below sea level... The main fossiliferous matrix was the reddish-organge sand interspersed between layers of clay"
the environment is interpreted as "a rather large stream"
Methods
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other large mammals, other small mammals
Sample size: 138
Sampling comments: "The principle collecting site was on the north bank of the proposed ship turning basin and east of Taylor Bayou. All microfossils were gathered at this site. A second site was 36.6 m south of the main quarry, on the west bank of the turning basin. Simmons found the bison and horse remains here"
only the mammals are inventoried
Metadata
Sample: 3512
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-10 19:21:34
Modified: 2019-09-10 19:36:09
Abundance distribution
9 species
6 singletons
total count 138
Fisher's α: 2.156
geometric series k: 0.5514
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.2675
Shannon's H: 0.6498
Good's u: 0.9565
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