Tecuya Canyon ( of the United States)

Also known as Tecuja Cañon; UCMP 3352, 3353, 3354, 3356, CIT

Where: Kern County, California (34.9° N, 119.0° W: paleocoordinates 33.5° N, 110.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by B. L. Clark, E. L. Furlong, C. Stock in 1918; reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: C. Stock. 1920. An early Tertiary vertebrate fauna from the southern coast ranges of California. University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geology 12(4):267-276 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 17701: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Mark Uhen and Jonathan Marcot

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• dates of 21.5 (22.1) +/- 0.7 and 22.3 (22.9) +/- 0.7 Ma (K-Ar) are much higher in section and therefore probably not relevant
initially reported by Stock 1920, who gives locality data
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Leidymys sp.3 Wood 1936 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
"Protosciurus tecuyensis" = Sciurus tecuyensis2
"Protosciurus tecuyensis" = Sciurus tecuyensis2 Bryant 1945 squirrel
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Diceratherium sp. Marsh 1875 rhinoceros
"Caenopus or Diceratherium"
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Miohippus sp.4 Marsh 1874 anchitheriine horse
or Parahippus sp.
 Carnivora - Amphicyonidae
Daphoenus ruber n. sp.5 Stock 1932 bear-dog
repeated by Tedford et al. 1987; "D. sp." of Demere 1988
 Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae
Mesoreodon chelonyx1 Scott 1893 oreodont
 Artiodactyla - Hypertragulidae
Hypertragulus sp. Cope 1874 ruminant