San Diego Mission (CIT 249) (Eocene of the United States)

Where: San Diego County, California (32.9° N, 117.1° W: paleocoordinates 33.1° N, 103.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Friars Formation (La Jolla Group), Early/Lower Uintan (46.2 - 40.4 Ma)

• undifferentiated

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; conglomerate

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by F. D. Bode, D. Schart; reposited in the CIT

Primary reference: D. J. Golz and J. A. Lillegraven. 1977. Summary of known occurrences of terrestrial vertebrates from Eocene strata of southern California. Contributions to Geology, University of Wyoming 15(1):43-65 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Marcot]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 16665: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Patricia Holroyd and Jonathan Marcot

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Taxonomic list

• stratigraphic position based on that of new San Diego Mission localities of Walsh 1996b
Osteichthyes
 Salientia -
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
"Trionyx (Amyda) sp." = Amyda
"Trionyx (Amyda) sp." = Amyda Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Loricata -
Pristichampsus sp. Gervais 1853 crocodilian
 Squamata -
"Saniwa brooksi n. sp." = Saniwa ensidens1
"Saniwa brooksi n. sp." = Saniwa ensidens1 Leidy 1870 squamates
 Squamata - Anguidae
Anguidae indet. Gray 1825 squamates
 Squamata - Iguanidae
Iguanidae indet. Oppel 1811 squamates
Parasauromalus sp. Gilmore 1928 squamates
Parasauromalus olseni Gilmore 1928 squamates
 Squamata -
Mammalia
 Primates - Microsyopidae
Microsyops kratos n. sp.5 Stock 1938 primate
 Primates - Omomyidae
Stockia powayensis n. gen. n. sp.3
Stockia powayensis n. gen. n. sp.3 Gazin 1958 tarsier
confirmed by Walsh 1991, Walsh 1997 pers. commun. 17.12.97
 Rodentia - Sciuravidae
Sciuravus powayensis Wilson 1940 rodent
 Rodentia - Ischyromyidae
Leptotomus caryophilus Wilson 1940 rodent
 Rodentia - Cylindrodontidae
Pareumys grangeri Burke 1935 rodent
 Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae
? Metarhinus pater n. sp.4 Stock 1937 brontothere
 Perissodactyla -
Rhinocerotoidea indet. Gray 1821 odd-toed ungulate
Hesperaletes walshi2 Colbert 2006 odd-toed ungulate
 Macroscelidea - Amphilemuridae
Patriolestes novaceki7 Walsh 1998 elephant shrew
Crypholestes vaughni6 Novacek 1976 elephant shrew
pers. commun. 17.12.97: "Sespedectes singularis"
 Ungulata - Achaenodontidae
"? Achaenodontinae indet." = Achaenodontidae
"? Achaenodontinae indet." = Achaenodontidae even-toed ungulate
 Ungulata - Oromerycidae
Merycobunodon littoralis n. sp. Golz 1976 even-toed ungulate
see Golz 1976
 Ungulata - Agriochoeridae
Protoreodon cf. parvus Scott and Osborn 1887 agriochoerid
Golz 1976
 Ungulata - Protoceratidae
Leptoreodon cf. marshi Wortman 1898 protoceratid
Golz 1976
Leptoreodon major Golz 1976 protoceratid
 Insectivora -
Insectivora indet. Bowdich 1821 insectivoran