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Rancho La Brea : a record of Pleistocene life in California

Author: Chester Stock; John Michael Harris
Publisher: Los Angeles, California : Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 1992.
Series: Science series (Los Angeles, Calif.), no. 37.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Local government publication : English : 7th editionView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stock, Chester, 1892-1950.
Rancho La Brea.
Los Angeles, CA : Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Museum, 1992
(OCoLC)656084846
Material Type: Government publication, Local government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chester Stock; John Michael Harris
OCLC Number: 26926657
Description: xiv, 113 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Chester Stock --
Introduction. History of discovery and development ; Position in geologic time ; Climatic conditions ; Physical features and origin of the asphalt deposits ; Mode of accumulation of the fossil material ; Nature and preservation of the fossil remains --
Mammals. Human remains ; Group representation among the mammals ; Insectivora (shrews) ; Chiroptera (bats) ; Carnivora (Canidae [wolves, coyotes, foxes] ; Ursidae [bears] ; Mustelidae [skunks, weasels, badgers] ; Felidae (Machairodontinae [saber-toothed cats] ; Felinae [true cats]) ; Rodentia (mice, rats, squirrels) ; Lagomorpha (rabbits, hares) ; Perissodactyla (Equidae [horses] ; Tapiridae [tapirs]) ; Artiodactyla (Tayassuidae [peccaries] ; Camelidae [camels, llamas]; Cervidae [deer] ; Antilocapridae [pronghorms] ; Bovidae [bison, shrub oxen]) ; Proboscidea (Mastodontidae [mastodonts] ; Elephantidae [mammoths]) ; Xenarthra (Mylodontidae [grazing ground sloths] ; Megatheriidae [browsing ground sloths] ; Megalonychidae [flat-footed ground sloths]) --
Birds. Podicipediformes (grebes) ; Ardeiformes (herons and egrets) ; Anseriformes (waterfowl) ; Ciconiiformes (storks, teratorns and New World vultures) ; Accipitriformes (diurnal birds of prey) ; Galliformes (quail and turkey) ; Gruiformes (cranes) ; Charadriiformes (shorebirds and gulls) ; Columbiformes (pigeons, doves); Cuculiformes (cuckoo-like birds) ; Strigiformes (owls) ; Piciformes (woodpeckers) ; Passeriformes (songbirds) --
Lower vertebrates. Reptiles ; Amphibians ; Fish --
Invertebrates --
Plants --
Extinctions --
Appendix: Rancho La Brea biots.
Series Title: Science series (Los Angeles, Calif.), no. 37.
Other Titles: Record of Pleistocene life in California
Responsibility: by Chester Stock.

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