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dc.contributor.authorHudson, Dennis M.
dc.contributor.authorBrattstrom, Bayard H.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-03T11:32:46Z
dc.date.available2020-09-03T11:32:46Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholar.oxy.edu/handle/20.500.12711/11110
dc.description.abstractA Late Pleistocene herpetofauna consisting of Hyla regilla, Bufo boreas, Rana aurora, Aneides lugubris, Thamnophis, Lampropeltis getulus, Masticophis flagellum, and Crotalus viridis has been identified from Newport Beach Mesa, Orange County, California. Aneides lugubris is reported as a fossil for the first time. Corrections and further identifications have been made on fossil herpetofaunas from two other Orange County localities. These faunas suggest post-LaBrean changes in the coastal Orange County vegetation from chaparral and live-oak woodland with riparian woodlands to that of coastal sage scrub with sycamore woodlands. Subsequently the sycamore riparian community receded into the nearby Santa Ana Mountains leaving coastal sage scrub and intermittent grasslands in coastal Orange County. These communities have subsequently been reduced by increased agriculture and urbanization. <br /><br />
dc.subjectHerpetofauna
dc.subjectPleistocene
dc.subjectHyla
dc.subjectBufo
dc.subjectRana
dc.subjectAneides
dc.subjectThamnophis
dc.subjectLampropeltis
dc.subjectMasticophis
dc.subjectCrotalus
dc.subjectfossil
dc.subjectvegetation
dc.subjectchaparral
dc.subjectoak
dc.subjectsycamore
dc.subjectscrub
dc.subjectgrassland
dc.titleA Small Herpetofauna from the Late Pleistocene of Newport Beach Mesa, Orange County, California
dc.title.alternativeA Small Herpetofauna from the Late Pleistocene
dc.typearticle
dc.abstract.formatonep
dc.source.beginpage16
dc.source.issuescas/vol76/iss1
dc.source.issue1
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://scholar.oxy.edu/scas/vol76/iss1/4
dc.source.endpage20
dc.source.peer_reviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.source.volume76
dc.source.journaltitleScas: Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences


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