Truth or Consequences ( of the United States)

Also known as USG M-1481

Where: Sierra County, New Mexico (33.1° N, 107.3° W: paleocoordinates 33.2° N, 106.7° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: lower Member (Palomas Formation), Blancan (4.9 - 1.8 Ma)

• said to be early Blancan

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: C. A. Repenning and S. R. May. 1986. New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 37 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

PaleoDB collection 19982: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993

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Taxonomic list

• from a 1.5 m thick, normally magnetized roadcut section
Tedford 1981 gives a Palomas basin list that disagrees with Repenning and May's, but seems to include additional sites such as Las Palomas Creek
 Testudines - Kinosternoidea
Kinosternon flavescens Agassiz 1857 Yellow mud turtle
 Testudines - Panemydidae
? Terrapene ornata Agassiz 1857 Western box turtle
 Squamata - Iguanidae
Sceloporus undulatus Bosc 1802 eastern fence lizard
 Squamata - Colubridae
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
cf. Oryzomys sp. Baird 1857 rice rat
Prosigmodon sp. Jacobs and Lindsay 1981 mouse
"Prosigmodon sp. aff. Sigmodon intermedius"
Neotoma quadriplicata1 Hibbard 1941 pack rat
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Nerterogeomys minor1 Gidley 1922 pocket gopher
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Hypolagus vetus Kellogg 1910 rabbit
confirmed by White 1988
Notolagus lepusculus Hibbard 1939 rabbit
confirmed by White 1988, 1991
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp.1 Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Stegomastodon sp. Pohlig 1912 gomphothere
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Odocoileus sp.2 Rafinesque 1832 New World deer