Rodent Pocket (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as San Ildefonso Locality

Where: Santa Fe County, New Mexico (35.1° N, 106.1° W: paleocoordinates 35.7° N, 103.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pojoaque Member (Tesuque Formation), Barstovian (16.0 - 13.6 Ma)

• Most of the mammalian fossils collected from the Pojoaque Member co-occur in the chron C5AB and C5AC interval at 14.3–13.3 Ma (Tedford et al., 2004)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gray sandstone

• The Pojoaque Member is recognized by the “predominantly pink to buff, or tan to gray, soft sandstones of granitic origin” (Galusha and Blick, 1971:59), and also describes the sandstone matrix that FAM 12744 was encased in before preparation by the author.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Ted Galusha; reposited in the AMNH

Primary reference: J. R. Bourque. 2012. An extinct mud turtle of the Kinosternon flavescens group (Testudines, Kinosternidae) from the middle Miocene (late Barstovian) of New Mexico. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32:68-81 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190947: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 30.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Kinosternoidea
Kinosternon pojoaque n. sp. Bourque 2012 mud turtle
AMNH FAM12744 (holotype), a nearly complete subadult skeleton