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A Miocene Mammalian Fauna From Sucker Creek, Southeastern Oregon


Scharf, David Walter (1932) A Miocene Mammalian Fauna From Sucker Creek, Southeastern Oregon. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/24NW-X545.


Deposits occurring along Sucker Creek, a tributary of the Snake River, in southeastern Oregon, have yielded a small mammalian fauna which is correlated with the Virgin Valley fauna of Nevada and the Mascall fauna of Oregon, both of Middle Miocene age. The Sucker Creek fauna, though much less complete, closely resembles that from Skull Spring, a locality forty miles to the west. The beds are correlated with the Fayette formation of southwestern Idaho and have yielded also a Payette flora. The fauna indicates a semi-humid, forest environment.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Paleontology ; Geology
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Geological and Planetary Sciences
Major Option:Paleontology
Minor Option:Geology
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Stock, Chester
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1932
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:01082010-114352859
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:5506
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:15 Jan 2010 19:53
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 23:44

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