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Pleistocene Mammalian Fauna from the Carpinteria Asphalt

Wilson, Robert W. (1933) Pleistocene Mammalian Fauna from the Carpinteria Asphalt. In: Contributions to Palaeontology. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication. No.440. Carnegie Institution of Washington , Washington, DC, pp. 59-76.

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Plant and animal remains were first discovered in the Carpinteria asphalt deposits on the Higgins Ranch near the town of Carpinteria early in 1927. A preliminary announcement of the occurrence was published by Hoffman, Stock and Chaney. Since then more detailed work carried on at the locality has furnished additional and larger collections of bird and mammal material. While the bird assemblage has been determined by Loye Miller and by Alden Miller, no very complete list of the mammals is as yet available. The present study embodies a critical determination of the various mammalian types occurring in the fauna with a view to establishing evidence of value in an interpretation of the age relationships of the deposits and of the environmental conditions under which the mammalian fauna existed. The problem was suggested by Doctor Chester Stock of the California Institute of Technology, to whom the author is indebted for guidance during the course of the investigation and for criticism of the manuscript.

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Additional Information:© 1933 Carnegie Institution of Washington. The author also wishes to thank the staff of the late Mr. Donald R. Dickey at the California Institute of Technology for courtesy in permitting use of their collections of Recent mammals.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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