Jal Teco 8 Santa Maria (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; unlithified, sandy sandstone and unlithified claystone

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 189790: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Jeffrey Bryant on 13.11.2017

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus sp. Laurenti 1768 crocodile
 Squamata -
Serpentes indet. Linnaeus 1758 snake
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Sigmodon sp. Say and Ord 1825 cotton rat
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Notolagus sp. Wilson 1937 rabbit
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras fossiger Cope 1878 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Nannippus aztecus Mooser 1968 hipparionine horse
Neohipparion eurystyle Cope 1893 hipparionine horse
Dinohippus mexicanus Lance 1950 horse
Astrohippus stockii Lance 1950 horse
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Agriotherium schneideri Sellards 1916 bear
 Carnivora - Canidae
Borophagus secundus VanderHoof 1931 bone-crushing dog
 Carnivora - Felidae
"Machairodus cf. coloradensis" = Amphimachairodus coloradensis
"Machairodus cf. coloradensis" = Amphimachairodus coloradensis Cook 1922 cat
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Zacatzontli tecolotlanensis n. gen. n. sp. McDonald and Carranza-CastaƱeda 2017 edentate
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Rhynchotherium cf. falconeri Osborn 1923 gomphothere
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
"Catagonus brachydontus" = Protherohyus brachydontus
"Catagonus brachydontus" = Protherohyus brachydontus Dalquest and Mooser 1980 peccary
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Megatylopus matthewi, "Hemiauchenia vera" = Pleiolama vera
Megatylopus matthewi Webb 1965 camel
"Hemiauchenia vera" = Pleiolama vera Matthew 1909 camel
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
Osteichthyes
 Amphibia -
Amphibia indet. Linnaeus 1758 tetrapod