Dove Spring (Upper) (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 19324: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993

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Taxonomic list

• middle and upper Mbr. 6; upper "Paronychomys/O. diabloensis" zone
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Paronychomys sp. Jacobs 1977 mouse
"Repomys" sp. May 1981 mouse
 Rodentia - Heteromyidae
Cupidinimus sp. Wood 1935 rodent
Perognathus minutus James 1963 pocket mouse
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Dinohippus cf. leardi Drescher 1941 horse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
"Sorex" sp. Linnaeus 1758 long-tailed shrew
 Carnivora - Canidae
Caninae indet. Gill 1872 canine
Borophagus littoralis VanderHoof 1931 bone-crushing dog
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
Plioceros sp. Frick 1937 pronghorn
Ilingoceros sp. Merriam 1909 pronghorn