Vedder (UCMP V-6761) (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Santa Barbara County, California (34.9° N, 119.5° W: paleocoordinates 34.0° N, 113.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Branch Canyon Formation, Hemingfordian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: J. H. Hutchison and E. H. Lindsay. 1974. The Hemingfordian mammal fauna of the Vedder Locality, Branch Canyon Formation, Santa Barbara, California. Part I. Insectivora, Chiroptera, Lagomorpha, and Rodentia (Sciuridae). PaleoBios 15:1-19 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

PaleoDB collection 19599: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995

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Taxonomic list

• unit is equivalent to the "lower" Caliente Fm. but exact correlation with San Luis Obispo and Ventura Co. sections is not clear; placed below the Lowest Triple Basalt at the level of CIT 315 by Tedford et al. 1987 on apparently strictly biochronological grounds
generically determinate NISP 238
material of "Blackia sp." of Lindsay 1974 (NISP 2) could be Petauristodon: Skwara 1986
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Miospermophilus sp. Black 1963 squirrel
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
Pseudotheridomys cuyamensis n. sp.5 Lindsay 1974 rodent
Leptodontomys sp.4 Shotwell 1956 rodent
 Rodentia - Heteromyidae
Perognathinae indet.3 Coues 1875 rodent
Harrymys magnus5 Wood 1932 rodent
Proheteromys sulculus5 Wilson 1960 rodent
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Pronotolagus cf. apachensis1 Gazin 1930 rabbit
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Cuyamalagus dawsoni n. sp. Hutchison and Lindsay 1974 pika
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Scalopoides sp. Wilson 1960 mole
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Parapliohippus carrizoensis6 Dougherty 1940 horse
Archaeohippus sp.6 Gidley 1906 anchitheriine horse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
cf. Limnoecus sp. Stirton 1930 shrew
 Chiroptera - Phyllostomidae
"? Phyllostomatidae indet." = Phyllostomidae
"? Phyllostomatidae indet." = Phyllostomidae Gray 1825 leaf-nosed bat
a bat
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Protolabis sp.6 Cope 1876 camel
 Ungulata - Palaeomerycidae
cf. Rakomeryx sp.2 Frick 1937 ruminant