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On Some White River Fossil Rodents

Wilson, Robert W. (1949) On Some White River Fossil Rodents. In: Some Tertiary Mammals and Birds from North America. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication. No.584. Carnegie Institution of Washington , Washington, DC, pp. 27-50.

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The White River deposits comprising the Chadron and Brule formations are richly fossiliferous, and have yielded great quantities of fossil material for nearly a hundred years. The fauna has become very fully known, and has recently been studied as a whole by Scott, Jepsen, and A. E. Wood. My colleague Dr. Wood has contributed greatly to the knowledge of Oligocene rodents by his section on the Rodentia (Wood, 1937) contained in the resulting monograph (Scott and Jepsen, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1941). Additional specimens, however, have been obtained by University of Colorado parties since the study was published. These are fragmentary, but important enough to be placed on record. The present paper also contains a description of the skull of Paradjidaumo based on more complete material than was available, apparently, to Wood.

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Additional Information:© 1949 Carnegie Institution of Washington. Work on the forms described herein was carried out during the author's tenure as a National Research Council Fellow in paleontology, 1946-1947, as part of a program of study of early Tertiary rodent faunas. The illustrations have been prepared by Mr. David P. Willoughby, artist for the Division of the Geological Sciences, California Institute of Technology.
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