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Mormon Mesa (Pliocene of the United States)

Where: Clark County, Nevada (36.5° N, 114.4° W: paleocoordinates 36.7° N, 113.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• age unclear, but the type material of Capricamelus is late Blancan

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the AMNH

• collected by Ted Galusha in 1963

Primary reference: D. P. Whistler and S. D. Webb. 2005. New goatlike camelid from the Late Pliocene of Tecopa Lake Basin, California. Contributions in Science, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 503:1-40 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 70127: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.03.2007

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