Kew Quarry ( of the United States)

Also known as CIT 126; UCMP V-4215

Where: Ventura County, California (34.3° N, 119.0° W: paleocoordinates 32.9° N, 110.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Sespe Formation, Arikareean (30.8 - 20.4 Ma)

• fossils are from a single "horizon"

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red claystone and green sandstone

• "maroon-colored clays and greenish sandstones"

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the CIT

Primary reference: C. Stock. 1932. An upper Oligocene mammalian fauna from southern California. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 18(8):550-554 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 17527: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Patricia Holroyd and Jonathan Marcot

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• see also Lander 1983
Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
"Gopherus neglectus n. sp." = Stylemys nebrascensis2, Geochelone sp.4
"Gopherus neglectus n. sp." = Stylemys nebrascensis2 Leidy 1851 turtle
"C.I.T. Locality 126, Kew Quarry"
Geochelone sp.4 Fitzinger 1835 turtle
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Paciculus sp.4 Cope 1879 mouse
probably "Cricetid sp." of Wilson 1949c
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Sciuridae indet.8 Gray 1821 squirrel
 Rodentia - Cylindrodontidae
Sespemys thurstoni n. sp.8 Wilson 1934 rodent
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Leporidae indet.1 Fischer de Waldheim 1817 rabbit
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Subhyracodon kewi6 Stock 1933 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Miohippus annectens4 Marsh 1874 anchitheriine horse
 Carnivora - Amphicyonidae
Temnocyon cf. subferox3 Hunt 2011 bear-dog
 Carnivora - Canidae
Mesocyon brachyops1 Merriam 1906 canid
Archaeocyon pavidus7 Stock 1933 bone-crushing dog
 Carnivora - Nimravidae
"Nimravus brachyops" = Pogonodon brachyops1, "Eusmilus cerebralis" = Hoplophoneus cerebralis1
"Nimravus brachyops" = Pogonodon brachyops1 Cope 1878 false sabre-tooth
"Eusmilus cerebralis" = Hoplophoneus cerebralis1 Cope 1880 false sabre-tooth
 Artiodactyla - Camelidae
Miotylopus gibbi5 Loomis 1911 camel
 Artiodactyla - Anthracotheriidae
Elomeryx armatus4 Marsh 1894 anthracothere
 Artiodactyla - Hypertragulidae
Hypertragulus calcaratus1 Cope 1873 ruminant