Lower West Dry Canyon (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as LACM 5607, 5608, 5609; UCMP V-6763, 6764, 6765, 6766

Where: Ventura County, California (34.3° N, 119.0° W: paleocoordinates 33.6° N, 114.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Caliente Formation, Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Reposited in the LACM

Primary reference: T. S. Kelly and E. B. Lander. 1988. Biostratigraphy and Correlation of Hemingfordian and Barstovian Land Mammal Assemblages, Caliente Formation, Cuyama Valley Area, California. In W. J. M. Bazeley (ed.), Tertiary Tectonics and Sedimentation in the Cuyama Basin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties, California 1-19 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Marcot]more details

PaleoDB collection 19428: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• actually extends to level 4 in section
Mammalia
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equinae indet.1 Steinmann and Döderlein 1890 horse
Parapliohippus carrizoensis1 Dougherty 1940 horse
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
Brachycrus buwaldi1 Merriam 1919 oreodont
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Miolabis fricki2 Kelly 1992 camel
Aepycamelus sp. Macdonald 1956 camel
 Ungulata - Palaeomerycidae
Cranioceratini indet.1 Frick 1937 ruminant
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
Merycodontinae indet.1 Matthew 1904 pronghorn