Brady Pocket (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as LACM 6229; UCMP V-4845

Where: Churchill County, Nevada (39.5° N, 118.5° W: paleocoordinates 40.1° N, 116.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Truckee Formation, Clarendonian (13.6 - 10.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the LACM

Primary reference: J. R. Macdonald. 1956. A new Clarendonian mammalian fauna from the Truckee Formation of western Nevada. Journal of Paleontology 30(1):186-202 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 18835: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993

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Taxonomic list

• lower part of lower mbr. just below Nightingale Road: Kelly 1995a

•NISP about 48

 Rodentia - Aplodontidae
Tardontia occidentale1 Macdonald 1956 mountain beaver
 Rodentia - Castoridae
? Hystricops sp., "Eucastor lecontei" = Prodipoides lecontei
? Hystricops sp. Leidy 1858 beaver
"Eucastor lecontei" = Prodipoides lecontei Merriam 1896 beaver
 Rodentia - Mylagaulidae
Mylagaulidae indet.1 Cope 1881 rodent
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Hypolagus fontinalis2 Dawson 1958 rabbit
Alilepus hibbardi1 White 1991 rabbit
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Tapiridae indet. Gray 1821 tapir
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hippotherium sp.1 Kaup 1832 hipparionine horse
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
? Mustelidae indet. Fischer 1817 mustelid carnivore
Limnonyx sp.1 Crusafont Pairo 1950 badger
 Carnivora - Canidae
Caninae indet. Gill 1872 canine
Epicyon saevus1 Leidy 1858 bone-crushing dog
 Carnivora - Felidae
Felidae indet. Gray 1821 cat
 Proboscidea - Proboscidea
Proboscidea indet.2 proboscidean
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
Merychyus sp.1 Leidy 1858 oreodont
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Aepycamelus bradyi n. sp. Macdonald 1956 camel
many camelid postcrania were collected, but these are indeterminate