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Biostratigraphy and Vertebrate Paleontology of the San Timoteo Badlands, Southern California

L. Barry Albright


This book describes forty-two fossil taxa recovered during a study of the San Timoteo Badlands that used magnetobiostratigraphy to develop a temporal framework for addressing the tectonic evolution of southern California over the last six million years. For the Pliocene, small mammals are an effective means of correlating a magnetostratigraphy to the Geomagnetic Polarity Time Scale when radioisotopic dates are unobtainable.

Keywords: fossil taxa, San Timoteo Badlands, magnetobiostratigraphy, tectonic evolution, Southern California, Pilocne, Geomagnetic Polarity Time Scale

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780520098367
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520098367.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

L. Barry Albright, author