Kutz Canyon (KUVP loc. 14) (Paleocene of the United States)

Also known as NMMNH 624, 625, 627, 628, 1258, 1259, 1260, 1261, 1263, 1397, 2628, 2630, 2716, 2718, 2726; UALP 75139, 78100; KU-14

Where: San Juan County, New Mexico (36.6° N, 108.0° W: paleocoordinates 43.2° N, 88.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Nacimiento Formation, Torrejonian (63.3 - 61.7 Ma)

• near the base of a reversed magnetic polarity zone in the Kutz Canyon section interpreted as C27r based on the position of the K-T boundary in the correlative Barrel Spring Arroyo = De-na-zin Wash section: see Butler et al. 1977, Lucas et al. 1997

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: T. E. Williamson and S. G. Lucas. 1993. Paleocene vertebrate paleontology of the San Juan Basin, New Mexico. New Mexico Museum of Natural History Bulletin 2:105-136 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 14865: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.04.1994, edited by Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

• "70 feet lower... 1/4 mile southeast of locality 13" according to Wilson and Szalay 1972
identical to list 2 of Williamson 1996; both lists omit multis
includes NMMNH sites
Osteichthyes
 Caudata - Urodela
Habrosaurus dilatus4 Gilmore 1928 siren
"KU collection... Kutz Canyon (Torrejonian)"
Reptilia
  -
Reptilia indet.2 Laurenti 1768 reptile
 Squamata - Anguidae
Anguidae indet.4 Gray 1825 lizard
"KU collections of Kutz Canyon (Torrejonian)"
"Proxestops jepseni" = Proxestops silberlingii4 Gilmore 1938 lizard
"KU ... Torrejonian strata of Kutz Canyon": Odaxosaurus cf. piger of Sullivan 1981
Machaerosaurus torrejonensis4 Gilmore 1928 lizard
"KU collections... Torrejonian strata of Kutz Canyon"
Mammalia
 Cimolesta - Pantolambdidae
Pantolambda intermedium Simpson 1935 pantodont
 Cimolesta - Pentacodontidae
Coriphagus encinensis Matthew and Granger 1921 eutherian
 Primates -
Palaechthon torrejonius n. sp. Kay and Cartmill 1977 primate
of Kay and Cartmill 1977 "Palaechthon" nacimienti of Wilson and Szalay 1972; see also Van Valen 1994
 Ferae - Viverravidae
Viverravidae indet.1 Wortman and Matthew 1899 placental
Protictis haydenianus Cope 1882 placental
 Taeniodonta - Conoryctidae
Conoryctella pattersoni Schoch and Lucas 1981 taeniodont
 Taeniodonta - Stylinodontidae
Psittacotherium multifragum Cope 1882 taeniodont
 Tribosphenida - Arctocyonidae
Arctocyonidae indet. Murray 1866 condylarth
said to be new and "near Desmatoclaenus"
Deuterogonodon noletil Van Valen 1978 condylarth
"Mimotricentes subtrigonus" = Tricentes subtrigonus Cope 1881 condylarth
Chriacus baldwini Cope 1882 condylarth
Chriacus pelvidens Cope 1881 condylarth
 Ungulata - Hyopsodontidae
"Promioclaenus lemuroides" = Ellipsodon lemuroides, "Protoselene opisthacus" = Mioclaenus opisthacus, Mioclaenus turgidus, Promioclaenus acolytus
"Promioclaenus lemuroides" = Ellipsodon lemuroides Matthew 1897 condylarth
"Protoselene opisthacus" = Mioclaenus opisthacus Cope 1882 condylarth
Mioclaenus turgidus Cope 1881 condylarth
Promioclaenus acolytus Cope 1882 condylarth
 Ungulata - Periptychidae
Periptychus carinidens Cope 1881 condylarth
Haploconus angustus Cope 1881 condylarth
Anisonchus sectorius Cope 1881 condylarth
 Ungulata - Phenacodontidae
Tetraclaenodon puercensis Cope 1881 condylarth
present at UALP 75139, see Taylor 1981
 Insectivora - Mixodectidae
Mixodectes malaris Cope 1884 insectivoran
 Acreodi - Triisodontidae
Triisodon quivirensis Cope 1881 eutherian
Goniacodon levisanus Cope 1883 eutherian
 Acreodi - Oxyclaenidae
Pentacodon inversus Cope 1888 eutherian
 Acreodi -
Microclaenodon assurgens Cope 1884 eutherian
 Hyaenodonta -
Deltatherium fundaminis Cope 1881 eutherian
 Multituberculata - Taeniolabididae
Catopsalis fissidens3 Cope 1884 multituberculate
NMMNH 624, 625, 628 DUPLICATE REF 2294 or 2295 or 2314 or 2319