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Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle PleistoceneThe Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado$
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Anthony Barnosky

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520240827

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520240827.001.0001

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The Carnivora from Porcupine Cave

The Carnivora from Porcupine Cave

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(p.141) Thirteen The Carnivora from Porcupine Cave
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Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene
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Elaine Anderson

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0013

This chapter identifies carnivore specimens in Porcupine Cave. There were 22 species and 144 specimens of carnivores reported from nine areas in Porcupine Cave in 1996. Since then, Ursus americanus has been added to the faunal list, 774 specimens of carnivores have been identified, and three new areas (Mark's Sink, Will's Hole, and Generator Dome) have been excavated. These new sites are rich in carnivores, with 376 specimens identified so far. Remains of Taxidea taxus, Canis latrans, and Spilogale putorius are the most numerous and account for 570 specimens.

Keywords:   carnivore, Porcupine Cave, Ursus americanus, Mark's Sink, Will's Hole, Generator Dome, Taxidea taxus, Canis latrans, Spilogale putorius

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