Turtle Canyon (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Sheridan County, Nebraska (42.7° N, 102.5° W: paleocoordinates 43.2° N, 99.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Cap Rock Member (Ash Hollow Formation), Clarendonian (13.6 - 10.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: X. Wang, R. H. Tedford, and B. E. Taylor. 1999. Phylogenetic systematics of the Borophaginae (Carnivora: Canidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 243:1-392 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

PaleoDB collection 18430: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.04.1994

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras major n. sp.3 Hatcher 1894 rhinoceros
 Carnivora - Canidae
Epicyon haydeni Leidy 1858 bone-crushing dog
"Turtle Canyon, upper sandstone layer"
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
"Merychyus major" = Ustatochoerus major1
"Merychyus major" = Ustatochoerus major1 Leidy 1858 oreodont