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

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

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.


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