Master's Theses

Date of Award

Spring 1978

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Geosciences

Advisor

Michael E. Nelson

Abstract

The Bemis local fauna is located in Ellis County, Kansas. Eleven mammalian taxa (1 mole, 1 dog, 1 leptarctine, 1 elephant, 3 horses, 2 rhinoceroses, 1 peccary, and 1 camel) are recognized in the fauna, which represents an accumulation around a watering hole. A late early Hemphill1an age is suggested for the fauna based on the presence of Aelurodon validus and Leptarctus. The Leptarctus material represents a new species due to its large size and loss of the P2. The Bemis local fauna is the first early Hemphillian fauna reported from central Kansas.

Rights

Copyright 1978 Margaret Tallan

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