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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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Pleistocene (Irvingtonian) Artiodactyla from Porcupine Cave

Pleistocene (Irvingtonian) Artiodactyla from Porcupine Cave

Chapter:
(p.280) Twenty-One Pleistocene (Irvingtonian) Artiodactyla from Porcupine Cave
Source:
Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene
Author(s):

Jim I. Mead

Louis H. Taylor

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0021

This chapter documents the Artiodactyla recovered from various localities within Porcupine Cave. It provides a listing of all specimens described, including the institution of curation and specimen number, identification, skeletal element, and location. All recovered artiodactyl fossils were isolated remains; articulated or semiarticulated specimens were conspicuously absent. Most of the elements are less than 20 cm in length, and typically less than 10 cm, whether an entire bone or a fragment. Only in one instance was a larger skeletal element recovered: the partial cranium of a Camelops (camel) found in the talus cone in Tobacco Road.

Keywords:   Artiodactyla, Porcupine Cave, artiodactyl fossils, Camelops, camel

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