List of the Cenozoic life of Idaho

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This list of the Cenozoic life of Idaho contains the various prehistoric life-forms whose fossilized remains have been reported from within the US state of Idaho and are between 66 million and 10,000 years of age.

A[edit]

Living Abies, or fir trees
Mounted fossilized skeleton of the Miocene horse Acritohippus
Life restoration of the Miocene camel Aepycamelus, or the long-necked camel. Heinrich Harder (1920).
Fossilized mandible of the Miocene-Pleistocene bear Agriotherium
Life restoration of the Miocene elephant relative Amebelodon. Margret Flinsch (1932).
A living Antilocapra, or pronghorn
Life restoration of the Miocene-Pleistocene hornless rhinoceros Aphelops. Jay Matternes (1964).
Life restoration of an Arctodus, or short-faced bear, with a human to scale

B[edit]

Mounted fossilized skeleton of the Pleistocene Bison latifrons, also known as the giant bison or long-horned bison
Mounted fossilized skeleton of the Pleistocene-Holocene bovid Bootherium bombifrons, or Harlan's musk ox.
Life restoration of two of the Miocene-Pliocene bone-crushing dog genus Borophagus preying on a camel. Jay Matternes (1964).
Restorative portrait of the Miocene oreodont mammal Brachycrus

C[edit]

Life restoration of the Pliocene-Holocene camel Camelops
Skeletons look identical
Modern mounted skeleton of Canis lupus, the grey wolf, to scale with a fossilized skeleton of the Pleistocene wolf Canis dirus, or dire wolf
Mounted fossilized skeleton of the Pliocene-Pleistocene Ciconia maltha, also known as the asphalt stork or La Brea stork
Mounted fossilized skeleton of the Miocene pronghorn-relative Cosoryx
Fossilized fruit of a Craigia plant

D[edit]

Life restoration of the Oligocene-Miocene hornless rhinoceros Diceratherium. Robert Bruce Horsfall (1913).
Fossilized horns, jaws, and limb bones of the Miocene deer relative Dromomeryx

E[edit]

Mounted fossilized skeleton of the Miocene bone-crushing dog Epicyon
Mounted fossilized skeleton of the Pliocene-Pleistocene horse Equus simplicidens, also known as the Hagerman horse or American zebra
Life restoration of the Pliocene-Holocene horse Equus scotti, or Scott's horse

F[edit]

Illustrations of the flowers and foliage of a living Fraxinus, or ash tree, with insets further detailing its anatomy

G[edit]

Restored foliage of the Late Cretaceous-Miocene ginkgo tree Ginkgo adiantoides

H[edit]

Life restoration of Pliocene-Pleistocene Homotherium, or scimitar cat
Life restoration of the Miocene horse Hypohippus. Heinrich Harder (1920).

I[edit]

Foliage and fruit of a living Ilex, or holly

J[edit]

L[edit]

A living Lasiurus, or hairy-tailed bat
A living Lynx

M[edit]

Life restoration of a Mammut americanum, or American mastodon
Painting of a family of mammoths walking
Life restoration of a herd of Mammuthus columbi, or Columbian mammoths. The extent of the fur depicted is hypothetical. Charles R. Knight (1909).
Restorative model of the Pliocene-Pleistocene saber-toothed cat Megantereon
Fossilized skull of the Eocene-Oligocene three-toed horse Miohippus

N[edit]

Mounted fossilized skeleton of the Miocene Neophrontops

O[edit]

A living Odocoileus deer
Mounted fossilized skeleton of the Oligocene-Miocene camel Oxydactylus

P[edit]

Life restoration of the Oligocene rabbit relative Palaeolagus
A living Panthera leo, or lion
Mounted fossilized skeleton of the Pliocene-Pleistocene ground sloth Paramylodon
Modern fruit of Persea americana, or avocados
A living Phalacrocorax auritus, or double-crested cormorant
A living Pinus, or pine tree
Life restoration of a herd of alarmed Miocene-Pleistocene peccaries of the genus Platygonus. Charles R. Knight (1922).
Life restoration of the Miocene hippopotamus-like oreodont Promerycochoerus both onshore and in the water. Robert Bruce Horsfall (1913).
A living Prunus tree in bloom. This genus contains plants like almonds, cherries, peaches, and plums
Foliage of a living Pseudolarix, or golden larch tree

Q[edit]

A living Quercus, or oak tree

R[edit]

A living Rangifer tarandus, or reindeer
Life restoration of the Miocene-Pliocene elephant relative Rhynchotherium

S[edit]

Close living relative of the Miocene-Pliocene Satherium, the giant otter
Reconstructive illustration of a fossilized skull and restorative portrait of the Miocene-Pliocene red panda relative Simocyon
Life restoration of the Pleistocene-Holocene saber-tooth cat Smilodon
A living Sorex palustris, or American water shrew
Mounted fossilized skeleton of the Pliocene-Pleistocene elephant relative Stegomastodon
Fossilized skeleton of the Miocene weasel Sthenictis

T[edit]

A living Taxidea taxus, or American badger
Life restoration of the Miocene-Pliocene rhinoceros Teleoceras
Fossilized skull of the Miocene oreodont mammal Ticholeptus

U[edit]

A living Ulmus, or elm

V[edit]

A variety of modern Vaccinium species, clockwise from top right: cranberries, lingonberries, blueberries, and huckleberries

Z[edit]

Leaf of a living Zelkova tree

References[edit]

  • Various Contributors to the Paleobiology Database. "Fossilworks: Gateway to the Paleobiology Database". Retrieved 7 August 2017.