Shitike Creek (RV-7716) ( of the United States)

Also known as Shitike Cluster

Where: Jefferson County, Oregon (44.8° N, 121.3° W: paleocoordinates 44.5° N, 112.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: John Day Formation, Arikareean (30.8 - 20.4 Ma)

• "RV7717 occurs at the base of [measured section] Shitike-1.p.4: Both RV-7715 and RV-7716 occur in the locally uppermost exposed unit of Member I, about 40-45 m stratigraphically higher than RV-7717."

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; massive, fine-grained, tuffaceous, intraclastic, silty sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by field parties from the California Institute of Technology in 1920's and early 1930's; reposited in the CIT, LACM

Primary reference: L. Dingus. 1990. Systematics, stratigraphy, and chronology for mammalian fossils (Late Arikareean to Hemingfordian) from the uppermost John Day Formation, Warm Springs, Oregon. PaleoBios 12(47/48):1-24 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 188968: authorized by Jonathan Marcot, entered by Jonathan Marcot on 22.09.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
Merychyus cf. arenarum Cope 1884 oreodont