Cottonwood Creek Valley (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Eureka County, Nevada (40.7° N, 116.1° W: paleocoordinates 41.4° N, 113.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Carlin Formation, Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: T. S. Kelly and E. B. Lander. 1988. Biostratigraphy and Correlation of Hemingfordian and Barstovian Land Mammal Assemblages, Caliente Formation, Cuyama Valley Area, California. In W. J. M. Bazeley (ed.), Tertiary Tectonics and Sedimentation in the Cuyama Basin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties, California 1-19 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Marcot]more details

PaleoDB collection 18866: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 15.05.2002, edited by Jonathan Marcot

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Taxonomic list

• there are many places called "Cottonwood Creek" in Nevada, but the Carlin Formation is mostly or entirely exposed in this county
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras medicornutum2 Osborn 1904 rhinoceros
"UCMP Loc. V-5264"
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
Brachycrus sp.1 Matthew 1901 oreodont