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Methods

L. Barry Albright, III

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

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2000 | ISBN: 9780520098367
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520915985 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520098367.003.0002
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A total of 49,150 pounds of matrix were collected from thirty horizons for microvertebrate processing. Only two sites were taken on the basis of the visible occurrence of megavertebrates, Site 195, and the El Casco locality. Matrix collected from the same level as a paleomagnetic sample was given the number of that paleomagnetic site. The raw matrix was completely dried, in either sunlight or low temperature ovens, in most cases, soaked in kerosene to facilitate failure. All specimens collected over the course of this study are curated in the vertebrate paleontological collection at the University of California, Riverside. Previously collected specimens from the San Timoteo Badlands are curated in the San Bernardino County Museum, the Frick: American Mammals collection at the American Museum of Natural History, the Los Angeles Country Museum, and the University of California, Museum of Paleontology at Berkeley.

Keywords: microvertebrate; El Casco; specimens; paleomagnetic site

Chapter.  496 words. 

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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