Kam’s False-cat Locality (Miocene to of the United States)

Also known as LACM locality 7704

Where: Kern County, California (35.4° N, 118.0° W: paleocoordinates 36.0° N, 115.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Dove Spring Formation, Clarendonian to Clarendonian (13.6 - 10.3 Ma)

• Stratigraphically, LACM locality 7704 is slightly above a volcanic ash, Ash 9 (Whistler, 1969; Whistler and Burbank, 1992), which has been 40Ar/39Ar dated to ∼10.2 Ma (early late Miocene; D. Whistler, pers. comm.).

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; tuffaceous mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: Z. J. Tseng, G. T. Takeuchi, and X. Wang. 2010. Discovery of the upper dentition of Barbourofelis whitfordi (Nimravidae, Carnivora) and an evaluation of the genus in California. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(1):244-254 [J. Marcot/J. Marcot]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 159702: authorized by Jonathan Marcot, entered by Jonathan Marcot on 06.08.2014

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Taxonomic list

 Carnivora - Barbourofelidae
Barbourofelis whitfordi Barbour and Cook 1915 carnivoran