La Purisima (Miocene to of Mexico)

Where: Baja California Sur, Mexico (26.2° N, 112.1° W: paleocoordinates 25.8° N, 108.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Barstovian to Barstovian (16.0 - 13.6 Ma)

• JA: Barstovian to Hemphillian based on AEO results

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; lithology not reported

Primary reference: I. Ferrusquia. 1984. Brief Account of Cenozoic Vertebrate Paleontology in Middle America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 4(2) [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 18731: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 15.05.2002, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

• only one terrestrial taxon
geographic coordinate is far from certain
unclassified
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Mollusca indet.2 Linnaeus 1758
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus perrini2 Wiedey 1928 scallop
Lyropecten miguelensis2 Arnold 1906 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ostrea loeli" = Pycnodonte (Pycnodonte) loeli2 Hertlein 1927 oyster
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Chione richthofeni" = Chione (Chionopsis) richthofeni2 Hertlein and Jordan 1927 venus clam
Dosinia sp.2 Scopoli 1777 venus clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Rapana vaquerosensis2 Arnold 1908 murex snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella inezana2 turret shell
subspecies bicarina
Turritella ocoyana2 Conrad 1855 turret shell
subspecies wittichi
Turritella ocoyana2 Conrad 1855 turret shell
Turritella temblorensis2 Wiedey 1928 turret shell
Chondrichthyes
 Selachii -
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Sirenia
Sirenia indet.2 sirenian
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Dugongidae indet.2 Gray 1821 dugong
"Halianassa allisoni" = Dioplotherium allisoni3 Kilmer 1965 dugong
 Carnivora - Canidae
Epicyon saevus1 Leidy 1858 bone-crushing dog