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Article Title

A Hemphillian (Late Miocene) Mammalian Fauna from the Desert Mountains, West Central Nevada

Volume

98

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

14

Abstract

The Churchill Butte Local Fauna, a new fossil mammalian assemblage of Hemphillian (late Miocene) age, is now recognized from the "Coal Valley Formation" of the western Desert Mountains, Lyon County, Nevada. It is the first biostratigraphically datable fauna from the formation and consists of the following taxa: Canidae, gen. indet.; Felidae, genera indet. (two spp.); Proboscidea, fam. indet.; Tayassuidae, gen. indet.; Camelidae, genera indet. (at least two spp.); Rhin- ocerotidae, gen. indet.; Equidae, gen. indet.; Leporidae, gen. indet.; Dipoides cf. D. wilsoni', and Parapliosaccomys oregonensis.