River Road (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as WSM C71

Where: Franklin County, Washington (46.3° N, 119.1° W: paleocoordinates 46.2° N, 114.5° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Taylor Flat Conglomerate Member (Ringold Formation), Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: E. P. Gustafson. 1978. The Vertebrate Faunas of the Pliocene Ringold Formation, South-Central Washington. Bulletin of the Museum of Natural History, University of Oregon 23:1-62 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Marcot]more details

PaleoDB collection 19024: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993

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Taxonomic list

• underlies upper Ringold Fm.
60 m or 200' above Yakima Basalt, which includes a flow dated elsewhere at 8.6 (= 8.83) +/- 0.3 Ma (whole-rock KA)
see also Gustafson 1977
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras sp. Hatcher 1894 rhinoceros
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelidae indet. Gray 1821 camel