Blick Quarry (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Sandoval County, New Mexico (35.7° N, 107.0° W: paleocoordinates 36.5° N, 103.3° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: lower Chamisa Mesa Member (Zia Sand Formation), Early/Lower Hemingfordian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• said to be early Hemingfordian

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: C. E. Gawne. 1975. Rodents from the Zia Sand Miocene of New Mexico. American Museum Novitates 2586 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

PaleoDB collection 19188: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 19.05.2000, edited by Jonathan Marcot

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Taxonomic list

• originally could not be separated from Cynarctoides Quarry list (see) but later literature makes this possible
generically identifiable NISP 94
also additional records of Blickomylus galushai, Frick and Taylor 1968: Canyada Moquino, Chamisa Mesa Mbr.; Arroyo del Camello (Blick Hill), Zia Sand level unknown
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Pleurolicus cf. sulcifrons Cope 1878 pocket gopher
 Rodentia - Heteromyidae
Heteromyinae indet. Gray 1868 rodent
"Proheteromys or Mookomys":
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Archaeolagus sp. Dice 1917 rabbit
(see Gawne 1976)
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Oreolagus cf. nebrascensis McGrew 1941 pika
(see Gawne 1976)
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Menoceras barbouri3 Wood 1964 rhinoceros
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursidae indet.4 Gray 1825 bear
 Carnivora - Amphicyonidae
Daphoenodon (Borocyon) robustum2 Peterson 1910 bear-dog
 Carnivora - Canidae
Protomarctus optatus5 Matthew 1924 bone-crushing dog
Cynarctoides acridens5 Barbour and Cook 1914 bone-crushing dog
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Blickomylus galushai, "Stenomylus (Stenomylus) taylori n. sp." = Stenomylus taylori1
Blickomylus galushai Frick and Taylor 1968 camel
see Frick and Taylor 1968:
"Stenomylus (Stenomylus) taylori n. sp." = Stenomylus taylori1 Cassiliano 2008 camel
at Blick Q.: Frick and Taylor 1968