Miraflores ( of Mexico)

Where: Baja California Sur, Mexico (23.4° N, 109.8° W: paleocoordinates 23.3° N, 108.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Blancan (4.9 - 1.8 Ma)

• said to be Blancan

Environment/lithology: marginal marine

Primary reference: O. Carranza-Castaneda and W. E. Miller. 1999. A new Pliocene terrestrial vertebrate locality from southern baja California. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19(3):36A [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 20075: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 21.09.1999, edited by Mark Uhen and Jonathan Marcot

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• first mentioned by Carranza et al. 1998
list summarizes "several sites"
Mammalia
 Glires -
Rodentia indet. Savage 1951 rodent
multiple forms
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
cf. Ammospermophilus sp.2 Merriam 1892 antelope squirrel
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Hypolagus vetus2 Kellogg 1910 rabbit
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Equus simplicidens" = Equus (Dolichohippus) simplicidens
"Equus simplicidens" = Equus (Dolichohippus) simplicidens Cope 1892 horse
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Buisnictis metabatos n. sp.2 Wang et al. 2014 skunk
locality BCSM 41, El Zorrillo, about 4 km east of Miraflores
 Carnivora - Canidae
Borophagus diversidens2 Cope 1892 bone-crushing dog
 Carnivora - Felidae
Felidae indet., "Felis lacustris" = Puma lacustris2, "Felis cf. studeri" = Miracinonyx studeri2
Felidae indet. Gray 1821 cat
"Felis lacustris" = Puma lacustris2 Gazin 1933 cougar
"Felis cf. studeri" = Miracinonyx studeri2 Savage 1960 American cheetah
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Megalonyx sp. Harlan 1825 edentate
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Rhynchotherium falconeri2 Osborn 1923 gomphothere
 Artiodactyla - Camelidae
Camelops sp. Leidy 1854 camel
Hemiauchenia sp.2 Gervais and Ameghino 1880 camel
 Mysticeti - Balaenopteridae
Balaenopteridae indet.1 Gray 1864 rorqual