Kathy's Pit
Basic information
Sample name: Kathy's Pit
Sample aka: SAM Cave

Reference: K. L. Rogers, C. A. Repenning, F. G. Luiszer, and R. D. Benson. 2000. Geologic history, stratigraphy, and paleontology of SAM Cave, north-central New Mexico. New Mexico Geology 22(4):89-117 [ER 3212]
Country: United States
State: New Mexico

Coordinate: 36.89° N, -106.08° W
Basis of coordinate: estimated from map
Geography comments: "approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) northwest of San Antonio Mountain" show near the center of sec 27, T31N, R8E
"the Kathy’s Pit sediments are considered to be late Pleistocene or Holocene in age based on their stratigraphic position and on their faunal composition"
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: cave, pitfall trap
Habitat comments: "a 1-m-thick (3-ft) fill that extends approximately 15 m (50 ft)... the area may have acted periodically as a deadfall trap for surface animals"
Life forms: bats, carnivores, rodents, other small mammals, birds, lizards, snakes, frogs, salamanders, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 159
Sampling comments: "In the 1950s, Mr. Cisneros removed tons of rock and fossil-bearing matrix" but it is not clear how the matrix was prepared
Sample: 3526
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-11 20:30:57
Modified: 2019-09-11 20:30:57
Abundance distribution
25 species
11 singletons
total count 159
standardised richness: 18.2
Fisher's α: 8.334
geometric series k: 0.8634
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8946
Shannon's H: 2.5895
Good's u: 0.9310