Jimenez Cave (Pleistocene to of Mexico)

Also known as UTEP Locality 91

Where: Chihuahua, Mexico (27.0° N, 104.8° W: paleocoordinates 27.0° N, 104.8° W)

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene to Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: cave

• "extremely fine sand... aeolian or water-deposited"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: coprolite

Collection methods: surface (float), sieve

Primary reference: H. J. Messing. 1986. A Late Pleistocene-Holocene fauna from Chihuahua, Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 31(3):277-288 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

PaleoDB collection 71263: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 05.02.1999

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Hesperomyidae
"Baiomys taylori" = Hesperomys taylori
"Baiomys taylori" = Hesperomys taylori Thomas 1887 northern pygmy mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Reithrodontomys sp. Giglioli 1874 harvest mouse
"R. megalotis or R. montanus"
Sigmodon sp. Say and Ord 1825 cotton rat
Neotoma albigula Hartley 1894 white-throated woodrat
Neotoma identifications repeated from Harris 1984
Neotoma ? cinerea Ord 1815 bushy-tailed woodrat
Neotoma cf. floridana Ord 1818 eastern woodrat
Neotoma lepida Thomas 1893 desert woodrat
Neotoma ? micropus Baird 1855 southern plains woodrat
Microtus pennsylvanicus Ord 1815 meadow vole
Peromyscus sp. Gloger 1841 deer mouse
Onychomys sp. Baird 1858 grasshopper mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilus spilosoma Bennett 1833 spotted ground squirrel
Spermophilus variegatus Erxleben 1777 rock squirrel
Cynomys sp. Rafinesque 1817 prairie dog
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Thomomys cf. umbrinus, "Pappogeomys castanops" = Cratogeomys castanops
Thomomys cf. umbrinus Richardson 1829 southern pocket gopher
"Pappogeomys castanops" = Cratogeomys castanops Baird 1852 yellow-faced pocket gopher
 Rodentia - Heteromyidae
Dipodomys sp. Gray 1841 kangaroo rat
"D. nelsoni or D. spectabilis"
Perognathus sp. Maximillian 1839 pocket mouse
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Leporidae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 rabbit
said to be a new genus also present at Dry Cave and Anthony Cave
Sylvilagus audubonii Baird 1858 desert cottontail
originally entered as "Sylvilagus audobonii"
Lepus sp. Linnaeus 1758 hare
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Notiosorex crawfordi Coues 1877 Crawford's gray shrew
Cryptotis parva Say 1823 North American least shrew
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
Myotis sp. Kaup 1829 vesper bat
Antrozous pallidus Le Conte 1856 pallid bat
 Chiroptera - Molossidae
Tadarida sp. Rafinesque 1814 free-tailed bat
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursus americanus Pallas 1780 black bear
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustela nigripes Audubon and Bachman 1851 black-footed ferret
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis latrans Say 1823 coyote
 Carnivora - Felidae
Lynx rufus Schreber 1777 bobcat
Puma concolor Linnaeus 1771 puma
"Felis concolor"
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
Antilocapra americana Ord 1815 pronghorn
Capromeryx sp. Matthew 1902 pronghorn