Serendipity (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as TMM 41745
DUPLICATE REF 3667 or 3852

Where: Presidio County, Texas (29.9° N, 104.2° W: paleocoordinates 32.3° N, 94.3° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Member (Devil's Graveyard Formation), Uintan (46.2 - 40.4 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Reposited in the TMM

Primary reference: J. A. Wilson. 1986. Stratigraphic Occurrence and Correlation of Early Tertiary Vertebrate Faunas, Trans-Pecos Texas: Agua Fria-Green Valley Areas. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 6(4):350-373 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Marcot]more details

PaleoDB collection 16624: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.04.1994

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• overlies Whistler Squat and underlies Cotter and Skyline Channels
Mammalia
 Primates - Microsyopidae
Microsyops sp.3 Leidy 1872 primate
new specimen
 Primates - Omomyidae
Omomys carteri Leidy 1869 tarsier
 Rodentia - Sciuravidae
Prolapsus sibilatoris Wood 1973 rodent
Prolapsus junctionis Wood 1973 rodent
Pauromys texensis2 Walton 1993 rodent
"Group 2" and "sp. 3" also present
 Rodentia - Ischyromyidae
Microparamys sp. Wood 1959 rodent
Thisbemys sp. Wood 1959 rodent
Leptotomus sp. Matthew 1910 rodent
 Rodentia - Cylindrodontidae
Cylindrodontidae indet.1 Miller and Gidley 1918 rodent
 Ungulata - Hyopsodontidae
Hyopsodus sp.1 Leidy 1870 condylarth
 Ungulata - Homacodontidae
Auxontodon sp.1 Gazin 1958 even-toed ungulate
 Ungulata - Oromerycidae
Oromerycidae indet. Gazin 1955 even-toed ungulate
 Ungulata - Agriochoeridae
Protoreodon petersoni Gazin 1955 agriochoerid
Protoreodon pumilus Marsh 1875 agriochoerid
 Ungulata - Protoceratidae
Leptoreodon edwardsi Stock 1936 protoceratid
 Ungulata - Leptomerycidae
Hendryomeryx wilsoni Black 1978 ruminant
 Insectivora -
Insectivora indet. Bowdich 1821 insectivoran
 Acreodi -
Simidectes magnus Peterson 1919 mesonychian
see Gustafson 1979
 Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae
Didelphidae indet.1 Gray 1821 opossum