Ricardo Ampitheater (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as Melrose District; UCMP V-1755 (erroneously reported as UCMP V-1955 by Schultz and Falkenbach 1941); LACM 5713

Where: Kern County, California (35.4° N, 118.0° W: paleocoordinates 36.0° N, 115.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Dove Spring Formation (Ricardo Group), Clarendonian (13.6 - 10.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the LACM

Primary reference: C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach. 1941. Ticholeptinae, a new subfamily of oreodonts. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 79(1):1-105 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Marcot]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 189022: authorized by Jonathan Marcot, entered by Jonathan Marcot on 27.09.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Carnivora - Canidae
Epicyon saevus Leidy 1858 bone-crushing dog
LACM 59813
 Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
"Merycochoerus (Pronomotherium) californicus n. sp." = Ustatochoerus californicus
"Merycochoerus (Pronomotherium) californicus n. sp." = Ustatochoerus californicus Merriam 1919 oreodont
UCMP 21351