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Halosauridae from the California Tertiary

David, Lore R. (1948) Halosauridae from the California Tertiary. Journal of Paleontology, 22 (1). pp. 94-100. ISSN 0022-3360.

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While the Halosauridae are not represented in the living marine fish fauna of California, the family is fairly commonly found as fossils in Tertiary deposits. A Cretaceous form is little known and may have lived during upper Moreno time. At least two Tertiary types are identified by scales. The Halosauridae of the California Tertiary occur commonly only in deep sea deposits and would normally be found in abyssal accumulations. Climatic changes appear to have caused their extinction along the California coast.

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Additional Information:© 1948 Paleontological Society. Manuscript received June 3, 1947. We have to thank Dr. A. J. Ousdal and the Department of Geology, University of Southern California, for their generosity in presenting fossil fish material to the California Institute of Technology. The author wishes also to express her appreciation to Dr. Chester Stock for his interest in this paper and for the facilities made available by the Division of Geological Sciences, California Institute of Technology. The photographs of fish scales were taken by Mr. J. Smith of South Pasadena.
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Official Citation:David, Lore R. “Halosauridae from the California Tertiary.” Journal of Paleontology, vol. 22, no. 1, Paleontological Society, 1948, pp. 94–100,
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