Rincon Quarry (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (36.5° N, 107.0° W: paleocoordinates 37.1° N, 104.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: "Middle Red" Member (Santa Fe Formation), Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: R. H. Tedford. 1981. Mammalian biochronology of the late Cenozoic basins of New Mexico. Geological Society America Bulletin 92 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

PaleoDB collection 19519: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 27.09.1993, edited by Jonathan Marcot and Bethany Allen

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Kinosternoidea
Kinosternon rincon n. sp.2 Bourque 2015 mud turtle
FAM 13822 (holotype), nearly complete carapace, plastron, and partial skull of a young adult
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Peraceras hessei3 Prothero and Manning 1987 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Merychippus" sp. Leidy 1856 horse
"primitive species of... Neohipparion"
Pliohippus sp. Marsh 1874 horse
 Carnivora - Canidae
Leptocyon vafer5 Leidy 1858 canine
Aelurodon ferox Leidy 1858 bone-crushing dog
see also Wang et al. 1999: also at "East fork of the Canyada del Milpas" in the same area near Jemez Creek
Paratomarctus temerarius1 Leidy 1858 bone-crushing dog
 Ungulata - Moschidae
Longirostromeryx wellsi4 Matthew 1904 musk deer