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A tertiary mammalian fauna from the Avawatz Mountains, San Bernardino County, California

Henshaw, Paul C. (1939) A tertiary mammalian fauna from the Avawatz Mountains, San Bernardino County, California. In: Studies of Cenozoic vertebrates and stratigraphy of western North America. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication. No.514. Carnegie Institution of Washington , Washington, DC, pp. 1-30. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20200511-075718982

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Abstract

The Tertiary mammal occurrence in the Avawatz Mountains, discovered in 1932 by the late H. W. Nickerson of Yucca Grove, California, was reported first to the Los Angeles County Museum. W. M. Strong, sent out by the Museum to make a survey of the area, assembled a small collection, but the material was so fragmentary that interest subsided. Subsequently, in 1935, in the course of archaeological field studies, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Campbell of Twenty-nine Palms rediscovered the fossiliferous locality on the south flank of the Avawatz Mountains. The occurrence was brought to the attention of E. L. Furlong, who visited the region with Mr. and Mrs. Campbell. Most of the material now in the collections of the California Institute of Technology was acquired during these visits. Since then, several brief collecting trips have been made to the area.


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Additional Information:© 1939 Carnegie Institution of Washington. My sincere thanks are extended to Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Campbell for their wholehearted cooperation in obtaining the collection. I am deeply indebted to Dr. Chester Stock for his continued interest, invaluable counsel, and critical reading of the manuscript. The guidance and advice of E. L. Furlong, who assembled the bulk of the collection, of R. W. Wilson, who studied and described the Avawatz rodents, and of J . R. Schultz are acknowledged with gratitude. J. F. Dougherty, A. B. Drescher, and G. A. Rynearson of the California Institute of Technology ably assisted in collecting material. For their courtesy, cooperation, and helpful suggestions I am greatly obligated to the staff of the University of California, especially to J. T. Gregory, R. A. Stirton, and V. L. Vander Hoof. The illustrations were prepared under the direction of John L. Ridgway.
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