Gay Hill (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as Point Blank fauna; TMM 31190; Ella McMurray Farm

Where: San Jacinto County, Texas (30.5° N, 95.0° W: paleocoordinates 31.0° N, 92.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Fleming Formation, Barstovian (16.0 - 13.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Reposited in the TMM

Primary reference: C. J. Hesse. 1943. A Preliminary Report on the Miocene Vertebrate Faunas of Southeast Texas. Transactions of the Texas Academy of Sciences 26:157-179 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Marcot]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 18627: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 27.09.1993

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Taxonomic list

• UNSM sample listed by Hinderstein and Boyce 1977
stratigraphically beneath Cold Spring
"29 specimens"
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Plesiosminthus sp.1 Viret 1926 jumping mouse
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras meridianum4 Leidy 1865 rhinoceros
Peraceras hessei4 Prothero and Manning 1987 rhinoceros
Aphelops megalodus4 Cope 1873 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Merychippus gunteri2 Simpson 1930 horse
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Edaphocyon pointblankensis n. sp.6 Wilson 1960 procyonid carnivore
 Carnivora - Canidae
Paratomarctus temerarius5 Leidy 1858 bone-crushing dog
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelidae indet. Gray 1821 camel
Floridatragulus texanus3 Patton 1969 camel
may include "Palaeomerycidae indet."; Hinderstein and Boyce 1977 list "Floridatragulus sp."
 Ungulata - Protoceratidae
Prosynthetoceras texanus3 Hay 1924 protoceratid