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Evidence of Termites in the Pleistocene Asphalt of Carpinteria, California

Lance, John F. (1946) Evidence of Termites in the Pleistocene Asphalt of Carpinteria, California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, 45 . pp. 21-27. ISSN 0038-3872. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20211115-223648847

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Abstract

Termites are among the most primitive of living insects, and they are well-known as fossils from the Tertiary, particularly in the Old World. In the Western Hemisphere, fossil termites are found in the Eocene of Tennessee (Collins, 1925), and in the Miocene shales of Florissant, Colorado (Scudder, S., 1883; Cockerell, T.D.A., 1913; Snyder, T.E., 1925), while fossilized fecal pellets were described by Rogers (1928; 1938) from the Pliocene of California and by Light ( 1930) from the Pleistocene of Florida.


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Additional Information:© 1946 Southern California Academy of Sciences. The writer wishes to acknowledge his debt to Dr. Chester Stock for guidance and helpful interest in the work. Thanks are also expressed to Dr. W. D. Pierce for loan of comparative material, and to Professor G. F. Beck of the Central Washington College of Education for his study of the wood, Mr. R. von Huene assisted in making the photomicrographs.
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