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Pleistocene (Irvingtonian) Artiodactyla from Porcupine Cave

Jim I. Mead and Louis H. Taylor

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/9780520240827.003.0021
Pleistocene (Irvingtonian) Artiodactyla from Porcupine Cave

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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

Chapter.  7505 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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