Jeep (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as Jeep Quarry

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: 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 19388: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 27.09.1993, edited by Jonathan Marcot

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Taxonomic list

• includes material from several localities within a 20 foot interval
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Mylagaulidae
Alphagaulus aff. vetus1 Matthew 1924 rodent
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Archaeolaginae indet. rabbit
at Jeep Q.
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Menoceras barbouri2 Wood 1964 rhinoceros
 Carnivora - Amphicyonidae
Amphicyonidae indet.1 Haeckel 1886 bear-dog
cf. Ysengrinia sp. Ginsburg 1965 bear-dog
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Promartes cf. lepidus Matthew 1907 mustelid carnivore
 Carnivora - Canidae
Desmocyon thomsoni3 Matthew 1907 bone-crushing dog
new specimens
Metatomarctus canavus3 Simpson 1932 bone-crushing dog
new specimens
Cynarctoides gawnae n. sp.3 Wang et al. 1999 bone-crushing dog
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Blickomylus galushai Frick and Taylor 1968 camel
Frick and Taylor 1968
Protolabis sp. Cope 1876 camel
Michenia sp. Frick and Taylor 1971 camel
Aepycamelus sp.1 Macdonald 1956 camel
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
Merycodus cf. sabulonis Frick 1937 pronghorn