Kelly Quarry (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as LACM 5661

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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 16789: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 27.09.1993

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Taxonomic list

• from "one claystone lens below" the CS 2 horizon
list appears to be complete
Mammalia
 Primates - Omomyidae
Omomyidae indet. Gazin 1958 tarsier
 Rodentia - Simimyidae
Simimys simplex Wilson 1935 rodent
 Rodentia -
Griphomys alecer2 Wilson 1940 rodent
 Rodentia - Ischyromyidae
Microparamys woodi2 Kelly and Whistler 1994 rodent
"M. sp. D Wood"
 Rodentia - Cylindrodontidae
Pareumys sp. Peterson 1919 rodent
 Lipotyphla - Geolabididae
Centetodon cf. aztecus2 Lillegraven et al. 1981 placental
 Macroscelidea - Amphilemuridae
Sespedectes singularis Stock 1935 elephant shrew
listed as "S. davisi," apparently a lapsus calami as this is attributed to Stock 1935b
 Ungulata - Agriochoeridae
Protoreodon pumilus1 Marsh 1875 agriochoerid
 Ungulata - Protoceratidae
Leptoreodon stocki Kelly 1990 protoceratid
 Theriiformes - Peradectidae
Peradectes californicus Stock 1936 metatherian
 Theriiformes - Herpetotheriidae
Herpetotherium cf. knighti1 McGrew et al. 1959 marsupial