Mesa de Maya (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Las Animas County, Colorado (37.3° N, 105.0° W: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 104.4° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• said to be Sangamonian

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: M. W. Hager. 1975. Late Pliocene and Pleistocene history of the Donnelly Ranch vertebrate fauna, southeastern Colorado. Contributions to Geology, Special Paper 2:3-62 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

PaleoDB collection 20617: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995

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Taxonomic list

 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Mammuthus imperator" = Mammuthus columbi
"Mammuthus imperator" = Mammuthus columbi Falconer 1857 imperial mammoth
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Pedomys ochrogaster" = Microtus ochrogaster1 Wagner 1842 prairie vole
Peromyscus cragini Hibbard 1944 deer mouse
Peromyscus progressus Hibbard 1960 deer mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilus tridecemlineatus Mitchell 1821 thirteen-lined ground squirrel
Cynomys cf. spenceri2 Goodwin 1995 prairie dog
Cynomys niobrarius2 Hay 1921 prairie dog
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Geomys bursarius Shaw 1800 plains pocket gopher
 Rodentia - Heteromyidae
Chaetodipus hispidus1 Baird 1858 hispid pocket mouse
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis latrans Say 1823 coyote
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus conversidens Owen 1869 horse
 Artiodactyla - Camelidae
Camelops hesternus Leidy 1873 camel
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bison sp. Hamilton-Smith 1827 bison