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Taxonomic Identification (Shell Mound Archaeological Project)

Creator(s): George Crothers

Year: 1996

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Genus and species identification where possible.

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Taxonomic Identification (Shell Mound Archaeological Project). George Crothers. 1996 ( tDAR id: 394426) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8GX4CN8

Ontology: Fauna Taxon Ontology - Eastern US

Category: Fauna

Subcategory: Taxon

Coding Rules

Code Term Description Mapped Ontology Node
AA Anaxyrus americanus Eastern American Toad Anaxyrus americanus
AC Amia calva Bowfin Amia calva
AG Aplodinotus grunniens Freshwater Drum Aplodinotus grunniens
AN Anatinae Surface-feeding Ducks Anatinae
ASP Ambystoma sp. Mole Salamanders Ambystoma
B Bufonidae Toads Bufonidae
BB Blarina brevicauda Short-tailed Shrew Blarina brevicauda
BS Bison bison American Bison Bison bison
BSP Ictiobus sp. Buffalo Suckers Ictiobus
BT Bos taurus Domestic Cattle Bos taurus
C Catostomidae Suckers Catostomidae
CA Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender Cryptobranchus alleganiensis
CC Castor canadensis Beaver Castor canadensis
CE Cervus elaphus North American Elk-Wapiti Cervus elaphus
CF Canis familiaris Domestic Dog Canis lupus familiaris
CG Colinus virginianus Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
CGS Chrysemys/Graptemys sp. Painted/Map Turtles Graptemys
CH Chiroptera Bats Chiroptera
CL Canis lupus Gray Wolf Canis lupus
CN Centrarchidae Sunfishes Centrarchidae
CO Colubridae Non-venomous Snakes Colubridae
CS Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina
CSP Canis sp. Dogs/Wolves/Coyotes Canis
CT Canis latrans Coyote Canis latrans
CY Carpiodes cyprinus Carpsucker Cariodes cyprinus
DP Dryocopus pileatus Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
DV Didelphis virginianus Opossum Didelphis virginiana
EC Equus caballus Horse Equus
EF Eptesicus fuscus Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus
F Fishes Osteichthyes
FC Felis concolor Mountain Lion Puma concolor
GSP Graptemys sp. Map Turtles Graptemys
H Hylidae New World Tree Frogs Hylidae
HS Homo sapiens Human
HSP Hyla sp. Treefrogs Hyla
I Ictaluridae Bullhead catfishes Ictaluridae
IND Indeterminate Bone Vertebrata
IP Ictalurus punctatus Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus
ISP Ictalurus sp. Channel Catfishes Ictalurus
KS Kinosternon subrubrum Mud Turtle Kinosternon subrubrum
L Lacertilia Lizards Teiidae
LB Large Bird Aves large
LC Lutra canadensis River Otter Lontra canadensis
LM Large Mammal Mammalia large
LR Lynx rufus/Felis rufus Bobcat Lynx rufus
LSP Lepisosteus Slender Gars Lepisosteus
M Mustelidae Mustelids Mustelidae
MCS Micropterus sp. Black Basses Micropterus
MF Mustela frenata Long-tailed Weasel Mustela frenata
MG Meleagris gallopavo Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
MM Marmota monax Groundhog Marmota monax
MO Microtus ochrogaster Prairie Vole Microtus ochrogaster
MP Mephitis mephitis Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis
MS Mus musculus House Mouse Mus musculus
MSP Microtus sp. Meadow/Prairie Voles Microtus
MV Mustela vision Mink Neovison vison
NF Neotoma floridana Eastern Woodrat Neotoma Floridana
NM Necturus maculosus Common Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus
NSP Sternotherus sp. Musk Turtles Sternotherus
OP Oryzomys palustris Rice Rat Oryzomys palustris
OV Odocoileus virginianus White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus
OZ Ondatra zibethicus Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus
PL Procyon lotor Raccoon Procyon lotor
PO Pylodictis olivaris Flathead Catfish Pylodictis olivaris
PS Passeriformes Perching/Song Birds Passeriformes
PSP Peromyscus sp. Deer/White-footed Mice Peromyscus
R Ranidae Water Frogs Ranidae
RC Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus
RN Rattus norvegicus Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus
RSP Blarina sp. American Short-tailed Shrew Blarina
S Serpentes Snakes Serpentes
SA Scalopus aquaticus Eastern Mole Scalopus aquaticus
SB Small Bird Aves small or medium
SC Sciurus carolinensis Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis
SL Anura Frogs and Toads Anura
SM Small-Medium Mammal Mammalia small to medium
SN Sciurus niger Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger
SO Sternotherus odoratus Common Musk Turtle-Stinkpot Sternotherus odoratus
SS Sus scrofa Pig Sus
SSP Sciurus sp. Tree Squirrels Sciurus
T Testudines Turtle Testudines
TC Terrapene carolina Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina
TS Tamias striatus Eastern Chipmunk Tamias striatus
TSP Apalone sp. Softshell Turtles Apalone
TT Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta
U Caudata Salamanders Caudata
UA Ursus americanus American Black Bear Ursus americanus
UC Urocyon cinereoargenteus Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus
VF Sylvilagus floridanus Eastern Cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus
VI Viperidae Venomous Snakes Viperidae
VSP Sylvilagus sp Rabbits Sylvilagus
VU Vulpes sp./Urocyon sp. Red/Gray Fox Urocyon or Vulpes
VV Vulpes vulpes Red Fox Vulpes vulpes
YSP Chrysemys sp. Painted Turtles Chrysemys
Special Coding Rules: These entries are not in the coding-sheet, but represent edge-cases in Data Integration that may benefit from custom mappings

Category: Fauna

Subcategory: Taxon

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): George Crothers

This Coding Sheet is Used by the Following Datasets:

  1. 394394 - DeWeese Shell Midden Site (15Bt6) vertebrate faunal remains
  2. 394451 - Carlston Annis Shell Midden Site (15Bt5), vertebrate faunal remains
  3. 394449 - Haynes Shell Midden Site (15Bt11), vertebrate faunal remains

File Information

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Crothers-Taxon-Coding-Sheet.xlsx 11.21kb Jan 22, 2016 3:34:35 PM Public
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America