San Diego Mission (CIT 249-S) (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; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

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 16666: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Patricia Holroyd

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Taxonomic list

 Salientia -
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
 Primates - Omomyidae
Stockia powayensis2 Gazin 1958 tarsier
pers. commun. 17.12.97: "Omomys carteri"; see Gazin 1958a
Washakius woodringi n. sp. Stock 1938 tarsier
from "CIT 249": see Stock 1938a; (two further specimens actually are O. powayensis, see Gazin 1958a)
 Rodentia - Sciuravidae
Sciuravus powayensis Wilson 1940 rodent
possibly the type of Wilson 1940b ( from "CIT 249"
 Rodentia - Reithroparamyidae
Uriscus californicus5 Wood 1962 rodent
 Rodentia - Ischyromyidae
"Ischyrotomus californicus" = Pseudotomus californicus Wilson 1940 rodent
presumably the type of Wilson 1940a ( from "CIT 249"
Microparamys cf. minutus1 Wilson 1937 rodent
(?); not clear why this record is omitted by Golz and Lillegraven 1977
Leptotomus caryophilus Wilson 1940 rodent
possibly the type of Wilson 1940a ( from "CIT 249"
 Rodentia - Cylindrodontidae
Pareumys grangeri Burke 1935 rodent
possibly the material from "CIT 249" ( described by Wilson 1940c
 Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae
? Metarhinus pater Stock 1937 brontothere
 Macroscelidea - Amphilemuridae
Patriolestes novaceki3 Walsh 1998 elephant shrew
 Ungulata - Uintatheriidae
Uintatheriinae indet. Flower 1876 uintathere
described by Hutchison 1971
 Ungulata - Homacodontidae
Antiacodon venustus4 Marsh 1872 even-toed ungulate
 Ungulata - Oromerycidae
? Oromerycidae indet. Gazin 1955 even-toed ungulate
 Ungulata - Agriochoeridae
Protoreodon cf. parvus Scott and Osborn 1887 agriochoerid
see Golz 1976
 Ungulata - Protoceratidae
Leptoreodon cf. marshi Wortman 1898 protoceratid