Jal Teco 20 La Hacienda (Pliocene of Mexico)

Where: Jalisco, Mexico (20.1° N, 104.1° W: paleocoordinates 20.3° N, 103.3° W)

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; poorly lithified mudstone and poorly lithified siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: H. G. McDonald and O. Carranza-CastaƱeda. 2017. Increased xenarthran diversity of the Great American Biotic Interchange: a new genus and species of ground sloth (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Megalonychidae) from the Hemphillian (late Miocene) of Jalisco, Mexico. Journal of Paleontology 91(5):1069-1082 [M. Uhen/J. Bryant/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 189788: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Jeffrey Bryant on 13.11.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus sp. Laurenti 1768 crocodile
 Squamata -
Serpentes indet. Linnaeus 1758 snake
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Sigmodon sp. Say and Ord 1825 cotton rat
Calomys indet. Waterhouse 1837 vesper mouse
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras fossiger Cope 1878 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Neohipparion eurystyle Cope 1893 hipparionine horse
Dinohippus mexicanus Lance 1950 horse
Astrohippus stockii Lance 1950 horse
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis ferox Miller and Carranza-Castaneda 1998 canine
Borophagus secundus VanderHoof 1931 bone-crushing dog
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Zacatzontli tecolotlanensis n. gen. n. sp. McDonald and Carranza-CastaƱeda 2017 edentate
Megalonyx sp. Harlan 1825 edentate
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Rhynchotherium cf. falconeri Osborn 1923 gomphothere
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Megatylopus matthewi, "Hemiauchenia vera" = Pleiolama vera
Megatylopus matthewi Webb 1965 camel
"Hemiauchenia vera" = Pleiolama vera Matthew 1909 camel
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae