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A Tertiary Mammalian Fauna From the Avawatz Mountains, California


Henshaw, Paul Carrington (1938) A Tertiary Mammalian Fauna From the Avawatz Mountains, California. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/S0SF-BT71.


The Tertiary mammal occurrence in the Avawatz Mountains, discovered in 1932 by H. W. Nickerson of Yucca Grove, California, was first reported to the Los Angeles County Museum. W. M. Strong, sent out by the Museum to make a preliminary survey in the area, assembled a small collection. All of the material was so scrappy, however, that interest subsided. Subsequently, in 1935, in the course of their archeological field studies, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Campbell of Twenty-Nine Palms rediscovered the fossiliferous locality on the south flank of the Avawatz Mountains. Very kindly drawing the attention of Mr. E. L. Furlong to their find, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell accompanied Mr. Furlong to the locality. During this first visit most of the material now in the collections of the California Institute of Technology was acquired. Since then several brief collecting trips have been made to the area.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Avawatz Mountains, fossil vertebrate, basement complex, plutonic rocks, metamorphic rocks, alluvium, sedimentary rocks
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Geological and Planetary Sciences
Major Option:Geology
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Stock, Chester
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1938
Additional Information:Supplemental Files Information: Merycodontini measurements and ratios: Supplement 1 from "A Tertiary mammalian fauna from the Avawatz Mountains, California" (Thesis).
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Deposited On:27 Nov 2006
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 23:36

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