Tepusuna (Miocene of Honduras)

Also known as Tapasuma; Tapasuna-Mangual

Where: Honduras (14.6° N, 88.5° W: paleocoordinates 14.9° N, 87.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

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

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: E. C. Olson and P. O. McGrew. 1941. Mammalian fauna from the Pliocene of Honduras. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 52:1219-1244 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Carrano]more details

PaleoDB collection 18750: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993

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Taxonomic list

• NISP 34
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras sp.3 Hatcher 1894 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Hippotherium ingenuum" = Cormohipparion ingenuum2 Leidy 1885 hipparionine horse
Neohipparion sp.2 Gidley 1903 hipparionine horse
only specimen of "Neohipparion montezuma"
Calippus hondurensis1 Olson and McGrew 1941 horse
 Carnivora - Canidae
Borophagus secundus3 VanderHoof 1931 bone-crushing dog
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Rhynchotherium blicki1 Frick 1933 gomphothere
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Procamelus cf. grandis3 Gregory 1939 camel
 Ungulata - Gelocidae
Pseudoceras skinneri3 Frick 1937 ruminant