Coecillo (Miocene of Mexico)

Where: Guanajuato, Mexico (21.0° N, 100.8° W: paleocoordinates 21.5° N, 98.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: W. E. Miller and O. Carranza-Castaneda. 1984. Late Cenozoic Mammals from Central Mexico. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 4(2):216-236 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

PaleoDB collection 18718: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Jonathan Marcot

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Taxonomic list

• several localities from a 4 m unit
underlies Rancho Viejo
Mammalia
 Glires -
Lagomorpha indet. Brandt 1885 placental
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras sp. Hatcher 1894 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Nannippus sp. Matthew 1926 hipparionine horse
Equini indet.1 Quinn 1955 horse
Dinohippus sp. Quinn 1955 horse
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Conepatus sanmiguelensis n. sp.2 Wang and Carranza-Castaneda 2008 hog-nosed skunk
"Coecillos area", specificallly locality "GTO 75 (MPGJ 272)"
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Platygonus sp. Leconte 1848 peccary
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelidae indet. Gray 1821 camel
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
Hexobelomeryx sp. Furlong 1941 pronghorn