Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Michael E. Nelson
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.
Copyright 1978 Margaret Tallan
Tallan, Margaret, "Systematics and Biostratigraphy of the Early Hemphillian Bemis Local Fauna, Ellis County, Kansas" (1978). Master's Theses. 1735.