Haile Quarry site

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Alachua County, Florida and Miocene shoreline based on the Florida Geologic Survey.
Florida during the Miocene
Florida during the Pleistocene

The Haile Quarry or Haile sites are an Early Miocene and Pleistocene assemblage of vertebrate fossils located in the Haile quarries, Alachua County, northern Florida. The assemblage was discovered during phosphate mining, which began in the late 1940s.[1] Haile sites are found in the Alachua Formation. Two sites within the Ocala Limestone yielded Upper Eocene Valvatida (sea stars) and mollusks.

University of Florida and Florida Museum of Natural History paleontologists numbered the Haile fossil sites with Arabic and Roman numbers and letters in order to define locations more distinctly. UF scientists used Roman numbering and the FLMNH scientists used Arabic.

Numbered Haile sites[edit]

  • V/XIXA aka Haile 5A, 19A (FLMNH repository)
  • 5B Miocene
  • 6A.
  • 7C.
  • 12B.
  • XVA aka 15A.
  • 16A.
  • 21A.
  • ID.
  • VIIA.
  • VIIIA.
  • XIB.
  • XIIIA.
  • XIIIB.
  • XIVA.
  • XIXD.
  • IVB.

Late Pleistocene Haile sites: 7C, 15A, 16A, and 21A.

Fish[edit]

Amphibians/Reptiles[edit]

Birds[edit]

Mammals[edit]

Carnivores[edit]

Canidae[edit]

Bears[edit]

Feliformia[edit]

Mustilids[edit]

Herbivores[edit]

Even-toed ungulates[edit]

Odd-toed ungulates[edit]

Proboscidea[edit]

Xenarthra[edit]

Bats[edit]

Rodents[edit]

Moles and Shrews[edit]

Unclassified mammal[edit]

Sea mammals[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simpson, G. G. 1930. Tertiary land mammals of Florida. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 49:149-211.
  2. ^ Florida Museum of Natural History: Peccary
  3. ^ Reference: G. S. Morgan. 1978. The fossil whales of Florida. The Plaster Jacket 29:1-20