Hermosa (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Custer County, South Dakota (43.8° N, 103.1° W: paleocoordinates 44.5° N, 99.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Hemingfordian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: M. R. Thorpe. 1937. The Merycoidodontidae, an extinct group of ruminant mammals. Peabody Museum of Natural History Memoir 3(4):1-428 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 17951: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 15.05.2002

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Taxonomic list

• said to be "Sheep Creek" in age
as discussed by Macdonald 1963, this appears to be a shipping point and not an actual locality; the type may be from the Wounded Knee area
Mammalia
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
Leptauchenia decora Leidy 1856 oreodont