Lower Sespe Formation (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as LACM 5887, 5888

Where: Ventura County, California (34.3° N, 119.0° W: paleocoordinates 34.5° N, 105.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (Sespe Formation), Uintan (46.2 - 40.4 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Reposited in the LACM

Primary reference: T. S. Kelly, E. B. Lander, D. P. Whistler, M. A. Roder, and R. E. Reynolds. 1991. Preliminary Report on a Paleontologic Investigation of the Lower and Middle Members, Sespe Formation, Simi Valley Landfill, Ventura County, California. PaleoBios 13(50):1-13 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

PaleoDB collection 16783: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 27.09.1993

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Taxonomic list

• underlies Tapo Canyon L.F.
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Simimyidae
Simimys sp. Wilson 1935 rodent
 Macroscelidea - Amphilemuridae
Sespedectes singularis Stock 1935 elephant shrew
 Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae
Didelphidae indet. opossum
"Peratherium" sp.; no discussion