Fossil Mammals from the Lower Buck Hill Group, Eocene of Trans-Pecos Texas: Marsupicarnivora, Primates, Taeniodonta, Condylarthra, Bunodont Artiodactyla, and Dinocerata
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Two assemblages of fossil mammals from the lower part of the Eocene Buck Hill Group, Brewster County, Texas, contain two species of marsupials, five of primates, two of condylarths, one taeniodont, six of bunodont artiodactyls, and one uintathere. Most of these are specifically identical to organisms from the Bridgerian and Uintan faunas of the Rocky Mountain region of Utah and Wyoming. Relatively few are closely related to species of the same age from Southern California. One artiodactyl represents a new genus. The age of the stratigraphically lower assemblage, part of the Whistler Squat local fauna, is late Bridgerian or early Uintan, while that of the higher assemblage, from the Serendipity local fauna, is clearly Uintan.
Contents: Abstract - Introduction -- Systematic Accounts -- Correlations and Age -- Acknowledgments -- Literature Cited