Dove Spring (Lower) (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Kern County, California (35.3° N, 118.5° W: paleocoordinates 35.2° N, 114.3° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Dove Spring Formation, Clarendonian (13.6 - 10.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: D. P. Whistler and D. W. Burbank. 1992. Miocene biostratigraphy and biochronology of the Dove Spring Formation, Mojave Desert, California, and characterization of the Clarendonian mammal age (late Miocene) in California. Geological Society America Bulletin 104(6):644-658 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Marcot]more details

PaleoDB collection 19322: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993

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Taxonomic list

• upper Mbr. 5; = upper "E. aphobus/H. forcei" zone
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Copemys dentalis" = Peromyscus dentalis
"Copemys dentalis" = Peromyscus dentalis Hall 1930 deer mouse
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
"Thomomys" sp. Wied-Neuwied 1839 pocket gopher
 Rodentia - Heteromyidae
Cupidinimus sp. Wood 1935 rodent
Perognathus minutus James 1963 pocket mouse
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Scapanus shultzi Tedford 1961 mole
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hippotherium sp. Kaup 1832 hipparionine horse
Hipparion forcei Richey 1948 hipparionine horse
Dinohippus cf. leardi Drescher 1941 horse
Pliohippus tehonensis Merriam 1915 horse
Pliohippus tantalus Merriam 1913 horse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
"Sorex" sp. Linnaeus 1758 long-tailed shrew
Alluvisorex chasseae Tedford 1961 shrew
 Carnivora - Barbourofelidae
"Barbourofelis osborni" = Barbourofelis whitfordi
"Barbourofelis osborni" = Barbourofelis whitfordi Barbour and Cook 1915 carnivoran
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Martinogale sp. Hall 1930 skunk
 Carnivora - Canidae
Leptocyon vafer Leidy 1858 canine
Epicyon haydeni Leidy 1858 bone-crushing dog
Borophagus littoralis VanderHoof 1931 bone-crushing dog
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
"Amebelodon burnhami" = Serbelodon burnhami
"Amebelodon burnhami" = Serbelodon burnhami Osborn 1933 gomphothere
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
"Merychyus major" = Ustatochoerus major
"Merychyus major" = Ustatochoerus major Leidy 1858 oreodont
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
Plioceros sp. Frick 1937 pronghorn