VMNH Publications

Scientific Publications from the Virginia Museum of Natural History

Jeffersoniana 18

Jeff Logo 2a

Barstovian (middle Miocene) Land Mammals from the Carmel Church Quarry, Caroline County, Virginia

by Alton C. Dooley, Jr.
published 30 June 2007

ABSTRACT
Excavation of marine sediments of the Calvert Formation at the Carmel Church Quarry has resulted in the collection of remains of several land mammals. These include the first reports from the upper Calvert Formation of the family Dromomerycidae and of the equid Calippus cf. regulus as well as the tayassuid “Prosthennops” xiphidonticus and a tapirid. The presence of Calippus cf. regulus and “Prosthennops” xiphidonticus indicate a late Barstovian age for this deposit, which is consistent with previous assessments based on diatoms.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on April 18, 2013 by in Jeffersoniana and tagged , .
%d bloggers like this: