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Mid-Pleistocene of North America

Bell, C.J.

Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, pp.646-650

Elsevier B.V. 2013

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  • Title:
    Mid-Pleistocene of North America
  • Author/Creator: Bell, C.J.
  • Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
  • Creation Date: 2013
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Blancan ; Early Pleistocene ; Irvingtonian ; Mammal ages ; Middle Pleistocene ; North America ; Rancholabrean
  • Is Part Of: Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, pp.646-650
  • Description: Pleistocene vertebrate faunas from North America are abundant, taxonomically diverse, and widespread across much of the continent. These faunas thus provide a reasonably detailed and robust record of faunal change during an interval that witnessed numerous advances and retreats of glacial ice.Several extensive stratigraphic sequences deposited over the last few million years, combined with numerous faunas associated with reliable external age control, make the Pliocene and Pleistocene vertebrate faunal record of North America among the best in the world. These sequences are situated in the midwestern and western portions of the continent, including the Anza-Borrego Desert and San Timoteo Badlands of southern California, the Ringold Formation in southeastern Washington State, the San Pedro and Gila River valleys in Arizona and New Mexico, the...
  • Identifier: ISBN: 978-0-444-53643-3 ; ISBN: 978-0-444-53642-6 ; DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-53643-3.00242-9