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Tertiary vertebrate fauna from the Cedar Mountain region of western Nevada

John C. Merriam

Tertiary vertebrate fauna from the Cedar Mountain region of western Nevada

by John C. Merriam

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Published by Johnson Reprint in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vertebrates, Fossil.,
  • Paleontology -- Tertiary.,
  • Paleontology -- Nevada.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John C. Merriam.
    SeriesUniversity of California publications. Bulletin of the Department of Geology -- v. 9, no. 13, University of California publications in geological sciences -- v. 9, no. 13.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. [161]-198 :
    Number of Pages198
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22377716M

    Phenotypic evolution in high-elevation populations of western fence lizards (Sceloporus occidentalis)intheSierra Nevada Mountains ADAM D. LEACHÉ1*, DER-SHING HELMER2 and CRAIG MORITZ2 1Genome Center and Department of Evolution & Ecology, University of California, Davis, CA , USA 2Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and Department of Integrative Biology, Valley Life . Elko Co., Nevada, USA: Reference: LEAVITT, Ellen D., () PARAGENESIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF TRACE ELEMENTS, REES, AND STABLE ISOTOPES OF EPITHERMAL AU-AG VEINS, KEN SNYDER MINE, MIDAS, NEVADA GSA Salt Lake City Annual Meeting (October 16–19, ) ; Economic Geology () Vol. 99, pp. – ⓘ Akaganeite.

    The reptiles of western North America, an account of the species known to inhabit California and Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, British Columbia, Sonora and Lower California, Related Titles. Series: Occasional papers of the California Academy of Sciences. no. By. Van Denburgh, John, Type. Book.   Between and , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) at the University of California, Berkeley, undertook a natural history survey of the Yosemite region of the Sierra Nevada, and documented a new high-elevation subspecies of the western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis Baird & Girard, ) inhabiting boulder and talus slopes Cited by:

    Field notes on amphibians, reptiles and birds of northern Humboldt County, Nevada, with a discussion of some of the faunal features of the region, Related Titles. Series: Contribution from the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology of the University of California at Berkeley. The northern Colorado River extensional corridor is a to km-wide region of moderately to highly extended crust along the eastern margin of the Basin and Range province in southern Nevada and northwestern Arizona. It has occupied a criti-cal structural position in .


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Tertiary vertebrate fauna from the Cedar Mountain region of western Nevada by John C. Merriam Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Tertiary vertebrate fauna from the Cedar Mountain region of western Nevada. [John C Merriam]. The vertebrate fauna of the Late Cretaceous Mussentuchit Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation has been studied for nearly three decades, yet the fossil-rich unit continues to produce new.

The Cedar Mountains, also known as the Hardscrabble Mountains, are located in western Nevada in the United mountain range lay north of the Monte Cristo Range about 30 miles (48 km) north of Tonopah in Mineral County and its highest point is Little Pilot Peak.

This mountain range is situated in the Walker Lane region, which is part of the boundary between the Pacific Plate and the Country: United States.

During the Pleistocene and late Tertiary the avifauna was larger, with ab species living at any given time. Before the adoption of the granivorous habit in the mid-Tertiary, the avifauna was smaller, with an estima contemporaneous species.

The Crataccous avifauna consisted mainly of. Flora and Fauna Due to its isolated location in the far south of Europe, the flora and fauna of the Sierra Nevada are unique. There is incredible biodiversity, and even if you have no particular knowledge of the subject, you will soon notice lots of plants and animals that are totally unlike anything you will have seen elsewhere in Europe.

Part I: A Tertiary mammalian fauna from the San Antonio Mountains near Tonopah, Nevada: A collection of mammalian fossils from near Tonopah, Nevada, contains nineteen pieces, six of which have been reported from no other locality. With more than individuals in the collection, the assemblage approaches a true representation of the numerical frequency of species in a plains by: 2.

Emery County, Utah, showing exposure of the Cedar Mountain Formation (after Nelson and Crooks, ) and approximate positions of OMNH fossil localities in the upper part of the "shale" member. See Sierra Nevada for general information about the mountain range in the United States.

The ecology of the Sierra Nevada, located in the U.S. state of California, is diverse and complex: the plants and animals are a significant part of the scenic beauty of the mountain combination of climate, topography, moisture, and soils influences the distribution of ecological communities Biome: Temperate coniferous forests.

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah is the location of one of the best-known terrestrial records for the late Cretaceous. A major effort in the new century has documented over 2, new vertebrate fossil sites, provided new radiometric dates, and identified five new genera of ceratopsids, two new species of hadrosaur, a probable new genus of hypsilophodontid, new Brand: Indiana University Press.

Late Pleistocene ground water discharge deposits in the upper Las Vegas Wash outside of Las Vegas, Nevada have yielded an abundant and diverse vertebrate fossil assemblage, the Tule Springs local fauna. More than discrete localities from the Las Vegas Formation have been documented in.

Much of the central and southern parts of the region are underlain by granite. The vegetation is mixed conifer and in Nevada are predominately white fir and lodgepole pine on the west side and Jeffery pine and lodgepolepine pine on the east side.

Higher evlevations include red fir, mountain hemlock, and western white pine. MERRIAM, J. Tertiary vertebrate fauna from the Cedar Mountain region of western Nevada.

University of California Publications in Geological Sciences, 9(13) MERRIAM, J. Tertiary mammalian faunas of the Mohave Desert. University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geology, 11(5)a The Sierra Nevada run NW to SW and are approximately miles long and 50 mile wide.

The range is highest towards the south with several peaks o ft. Several large river vallies dissect the western slope with steep canyons.

The eastern escarpment is much steeper than the western slope, in. The Morrison Formation is a distinctive sequence of Upper Jurassic sedimentary rock found in the western United States which has been the most fertile source of dinosaur fossils in North is composed of mudstone, sandstone, siltstone, and limestone and is light gray, greenish gray, or red.

Most of the fossils occur in the green siltstone beds and lower sandstones, relics of the Country: United States. has mixtures of vegetation ; if you are in a wet area or on a windward slope [windy side of the mountain] their are usually douglas fir, western hemlock, and red cedar; on the lower slope the trees grow massive; they grow as big as a thirty-story building ; on the leeward side [non-windy side of the mountain] the plant life is mostly just.

Recent studies (e.g., Winkler et al., ; Archibald, ; Eaton et al., ) have suggested relationships between eustasy during specific intervals within the Cretaceous and early Tertiary (Albian-Aptian, Cenomanian-Turonian, Maastrichtian-Tertiary, respectively) and the evolution of vertebrate tions based on the studies of relatively narrow time intervals (4 million years or Cited by: 3.

The first records at Florissant of the lipotyphlans Centetodon and Domnina, the lagomorph Megalagus, and the rodents Pelycomys, Eutypomys, Ischyromys, and Adjidaumo were discovered in and were described by Worley-Georg and Eberle ().We build upon that research by providing systematic description of several more members of the Florissant mammalian fauna, including the first records.

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The TSLF, within the Las Vegas Valley, occurs in 13 distinct beds within Members B, D and E. The primary physical characteristics, age ranges, and distribution of vertebrate fossils for each subunit within the Las Vegas Formation are presented herein as a composite stratigraphy ().Additional stratigraphic and chronologic details for all subunits are provided in Springer et al.

().Cited by: 1. The neaacre national monument also preserves the last vestiges of extensive late Quaternary desert wetland ecosystems, which are represented in the geologic record by stratigraphically complex groundwater discharge (GWD) deposits that contain the vertebrate fossils ().This field guide provides GPS coordinates, annotated photographs, and descriptions of key sites of geologic and.

About the Book. This beautifully illustrated and user-friendly book presents the most up-to-date information available about the natural histories of birds of the Sierra Nevada, the origins of their names, the habitats they prefer, how they communicate and interact with one another, their relative abundance, and where they occur within the region.

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