Laudate (Paleocene of the United States)

Also known as Laudate Discovery Site; UCMP V-5252 (= UCMP V-5502, RAM V94014), UCMP V-5870 (= RAM V94133)

Where: Kern County, California (35.5° N, 117.8° W: paleocoordinates 42.8° N, 100.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Goler Formation, Tiffanian (61.7 - 56.8 Ma)

• believed to be Puercan or Torrejonian by McKenna et al., but "definitely Tiffanian" according to McKenna and Lofgren 2003

•from "near the base of information member 4b (formerly Tgsu)"

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; conglomerate and sandstone

• "river"
• formation is "non-marine and then marine" going up section, and consists of "Almost 4 km of conglomerates, feldspathic sandstones, and drab or variegated mudstones"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the UCMP

Collection methods: bulk, surface (float), sieve

Primary reference: M. C. McKenna, J. H. Hutchison, and J. H. Hartman. 1987. Paleocene vertebrates and nonmarine Mollusca from the Goler Formation, California. In B. F. Cox (ed.), Basin Analysis and Paleontology of the Paleocene and Eocene Goler Formation, El Paso Mountains, California 31-41 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 14872: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Philip Mannion and Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• material of Lofgren et al. 1999 is from "Laudate" but these authors do include Black Mountain in the fauna
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet. Gray 1825 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Sinemydidae
cf. Sinemydidae indet. Yeh 1963 turtle
UCMP V-5870
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Emydidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 turtle
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet.3 crocodilian
"alligator tooth"
Mammalia
 Primates - Plesiadapidae
Plesiadapis sp.3 Gervais 1877 primate
UCMP V-5252
Plesiadapis cf. anceps1 Simpson 1936 primate
RAM 6925 (M3)
 Primates - Paromomyidae
Paromomys sp.2 Gidley 1923 primate
Paromomys depressidens1 Gidley 1923 primate
RAM 6426 (P4)
 Tribosphenida - Arctocyonidae
Mimotricentes tedfordi n. sp.3 McKenna and Lofgren 2003 condylarth
UCMP V-5870
 Ungulata - Periptychidae
Conacodontinae indet. Archibald et al. 1983 condylarth
subfamily of Periptychidae
 Acreodi - Mesonychidae
Dissacus sp.2 Cope 1881 condylarth
 Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae
? Mesodma sp.2 Jepsen 1940 multituberculate
Neoplagiaulax sp.2 Lemoine 1882 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Ptilodontidae
Ptilodus sp.2 Cope 1881 multituberculate
 Multituberculata -
cf. Neoliotomus sp. Jepsen 1930 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Microcosmodontidae
cf. Microcosmodon sp. Jepsen 1930 multituberculate