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Identification of Miscellaneous Mammals from the Pit Locality: Including Soricidae, Leporidae, Geomyoidea

Anthony D. Barnosky and Samantha S. B. Hopkins

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780520240827
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520930858 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0016
Identification of Miscellaneous Mammals from the Pit Locality: Including Soricidae, Leporidae, Geomyoidea

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Several taxa in the Pit locality are represented by very few specimens or by material that is presently impossible to identify to the species level. Nevertheless, these taxa are important in characterizing the Pleistocene fauna. This chapter summarizes the criteria that were used to identify these specimens, which include soricids (shrews), leporids (rabbits and hares), and geomyoid rodents (gophers).

Keywords: Pit; Pleistocene fauna; soricids shrews; leporids; rabbits; hares; geomyoid rodents; gophers

Chapter.  1939 words. 

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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