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Hesperomeryx, a new artiodactyl from the Sespe Eocene, California

Stock, Chester (1936) Hesperomeryx, a new artiodactyl from the Sespe Eocene, California. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 22 (3). pp. 177-182. ISSN 0027-8424. doi:10.1073/pnas.22.3.177.

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Among the several artiodactyls collected in the Upper Sespe Eocene, the new subgenus here described, is clearly the most abundant type. In the fauna recorded at Locality 180 this form exceeds in number all other species; its representation, as a matter of fact, is greater than that of all other individuals combined. No less than 100 individuals are known on the basis of teeth, fragmentary jaws and scattered skeletal elements. While some variation is to be noted, a surprising constancy in structural features characterizes the collection as a whole. For this reason all specimens belonging to this type are referred to as single species.

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Additional Information:© 1936 by the National Academy of Sciences. Communicated January 27, 1936.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:30 Jan 2008
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