Hidden Treasure Spring (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as UCMP V-5676; Dry Canyon

Where: Ventura County, California (34.3° N, 119.0° W: paleocoordinates 33.4° N, 113.4° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: HTS Member (Caliente Formation), Hemingfordian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. T. James. 1963. Paleontology and nonmarine stratigraphy of the Cuyama Valley badlands, California; Part 1, Geology, faunal interpretations, and systematic descriptions of Chiroptera, Insectivora, and Rodentia. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 45:1-154 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 19367: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Jonathan Marcot

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Taxonomic list

 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Hypolagus cf. vetus Kellogg 1910 rabbit
 Perissodactyla - Chalicotheriidae
Chalicotheriidae indet.3 Gill 1872 chalicothere
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Acritohippus cf. tertius3 Osborn 1918 horse
Parapliohippus carrizoensis1 Dougherty 1940 horse
Parahippus sp.3 Leidy 1858 anchitheriine horse
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
Merycoidodontidae indet.3 Cook 1912 oreodont
Ticholeptus zygomaticus2 Cope 1878 oreodont
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelidae indet. Gray 1821 camel