Minaca Mesa ( of Mexico)

Where: Chihuahua, Mexico (28.5° N, 107.4° W: paleocoordinates 28.6° N, 106.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Blancan (4.9 - 1.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: E. H. Lindsay. 1984. Late Cenozoic Mammals from Northwestern Mexico. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 4(2):208-215 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]more details

PaleoDB collection 20074: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Paenemarmota barbouri Hibbard and Schultz 1948 squirrel
see also Repenning 1962
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Leporidae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 rabbit
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Nannippus peninsulatus1 Cope 1885 hipparionine horse
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
"large"
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis edwardii2 Gazin 1942 canine
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Gomphotheriidae indet.1 Hay 1922 gomphothere
cf. Stegomastodon sp. Pohlig 1912 gomphothere
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Tayassuinae indet.1 Palmer 1897 peccary
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelidae indet. Gray 1821 camel
 Ungulata - Cervidae
? Odocoileus sp. Rafinesque 1832 New World deer
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
Antilocapridae indet. Gray 1866 pronghorn