• Geology
  • Published 2007

Late Pleistocene (Rancholabrean) mammals from fissure deposits in the Jurassic Todilto Formation, White Mesa mine, Sandoval County, north-central New Mexico

@inproceedings{Morgan2007LateP,
  title={Late Pleistocene (Rancholabrean) mammals from fissure deposits in the Jurassic Todilto Formation, White Mesa mine, Sandoval County, north-central New Mexico},
  author={Gary S. Morgan and Larry F. Rinehart},
  year={2007}
}
A late Pleistocene ( Rancholabrean) fossil site containing partial to nearly complete articu lated skeletons of large mammals preserved in fissure deposits was discovered in 2005 at the White Mesa mine near San Ysidro in San doval County, north-central New Mexico. The fissures are in gypsum of the Jurassic Todilto Formation. Structural analysis suggests the fissures opened to the surface during the Pleistocene in response to extension associ ated with the Rio Grande rift. Bones were found… CONTINUE READING

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