The Cove (Miocene to of the United States)

Also known as CIT Vert. Paleo. Locality 22 (CIT 22)

Where: Grant County, Oregon (44.3° N, 119.6° W: paleocoordinates 44.2° N, 112.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Johnson Canyon Member (John Day Formation), Early/Lower Miocene to Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• In Lull 1921: Upper John Day (Promerycochcerus beds), uppermost levels, several hundred feet above that of P. (G.) sternbergi.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. F. Dougherty. 1940. Skull and skeletal remains of the camel Paratylopus cameloides (Wortman) from the John Day deposits, Oregon. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 514(4):49-58 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/W. Clyde]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 157001: authorized by Jonathan Marcot, entered by Jonathan Marcot on 03.06.2014

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Taxonomic list

 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Oligobunis crassivultus1 Cope 1879 mustelid carnivore
AMNH 6906
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
Desmatochoerus leidyi4 Bettany 1876 oreodont
collected by Day and Warfield, 1877
Oreodontoides (Paroreodon) stocki3 Schultz and Falkenbach 1947 oreodont
AMNH 8228
Superdesmatochoerus microcephalus4 Thorpe 1921 oreodont
collected by J. L. Wortman, 1879
 Ungulata - Entelodontidae
"Choerodon caninus n. sp." = Archaeotherium caninus2
"Choerodon caninus n. sp." = Archaeotherium caninus2 Troxell 1920 even-toed ungulate
YPM 11665; Foss and Fremd 1998 put this as the type locality
 Ungulata - Camelidae
"Paratylopus cameloides n. sp." = Gentilicamelus cameloides
"Paratylopus cameloides n. sp." = Gentilicamelus cameloides Wortman 1898 camel