PE Note: Corrigenda to Murphey et al. 2018

17 January 2019

 

The collection localities for several specimens were listed incorrectly in Murphey et al. 2018. Small mammals from the earliest Uintan (middle Eocene) Turtle Bluff Member, Bridger Formation, Wyoming, USA. Part 3. Marsupialia and a reevaluation of the Bridgerian-Uintan North American Land Mammal age transition. Palaeontologia Electronica 21.2.25A 1-52. https://doi.org/10.26879/804
palaeo-electronica.org/content/2018/2240-tbm-mammals-pmag-geochron

 

All specimens listed as coming from a University of California, Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, vertebrate fossil locality should be listed as coming from a University of Wyoming Geological Museum, Laramie, vertebrate fossil locality. Specific changes are listed below.

 

Under the heading “Institutional Acronyms”:

Original text: “UCMP V-, University of California, Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, vertebrate fossil locality”

Replacement text: “UW V-, University of Wyoming Geological Museum, Laramie, vertebrate fossil locality”

 

Under the heading “Correlations of Ui1a and Ui1b Faunas”:

Original text: “The occurrence of Achaenodon at locality UCMP V-78003, Metarhinus at locality UCMP V-77022, Hyrachyus eximus at locality UCMP V-77022 and Hyopsodus sp., cf. H. paulus at localities UCMP V-78008 and V-78012, also indicates a Ui1b age for about the lower three-quarters of the "Foggy Day beds." Therefore, the Ui1b faunal interval in the Tepee Trail Formation appears to span from about the middle of Chron C21n to somewhere within Chron C20r (Figure 18). There are no known mammal fossils from the "lower" part of the Tepee Trail Formation (= about lower half of Chron C21n), so its age is undetermined. An unconformity separates the Blue Point Marker bed (BPM) from the overlying "lower" part of the Tepee Trail Formation (Sundell et al., 1984; Eaton, 1985). The BPM has yielded a Bridgerian fauna (?Br3) from Locality UCMP V-78001 (Eaton, 1982; Sundell et al., 1984; Walsh, 1996a).”

Replacement text: “The occurrence of Achaenodon at locality UW V-78003, Metarhinus at locality UW V-77022, Hyrachyus eximus at locality UW V-77022 and Hyopsodus sp., cf. H. paulus at localities UW V-78008 and V-78012, also indicates a Ui1b age for about the lower three-quarters of the "Foggy Day beds." Therefore, the Ui1b faunal interval in the Tepee Trail Formation appears to span from about the middle of Chron C21n to somewhere within Chron C20r (Figure 18). There are no known mammal fossils from the "lower" part of the Tepee Trail Formation (= about lower half of Chron C21n), so its age is undetermined. An unconformity separates the Blue Point Marker bed (BPM) from the overlying "lower" part of the Tepee Trail Formation (Sundell et al., 1984; Eaton, 1985). The BPM has yielded a Bridgerian fauna (?Br3) from Locality UW V-78001 (Eaton, 1982; Sundell et al., 1984; Walsh, 1996a).”

 

Figure 18 caption:

Original text: “UCMP V-, University of California, Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology vertebrate locality”

Replacement text: “UW V-, University of Wyoming Geological Museum, Laramie, vertebrate fossil locality”

 

Figure 18:

The following is a corrected version of Figure 18, with the original text “UCMP V-78001” replaced with “UW V-78001”.