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Age. Late Wisconsin. 14C date of 10,250 ± 200 (A-1099) on juniper twigs (Van Devender and King (1971).
General Description. The site is recorded as Artillery Mountains #1 by Mead et al. (2005). Van Devender and King (1971) described the site as a woodrat midden at latitude 34°22' N on a "west-facing slope four kilometers south-southeast of Artillery Peak (p. 241). Present vegetation is Sonoran Desert. Fossil plant material includes One-seed Juniper (Juniperus monosperma) and Scrub Oak (Quercus turbinella).
Van Devender and King (1971) recorded two dentaries of Baiomys that were said to be a little larger than the material of B. taylori that they examined. The identification as Baiomys does not appear in Mead et al. (2005); instead an identification of Reithrodontomys is given and so-recorded below
Masticophis sp.—Coachwhips (Van Devender and Mead 1978)
Reithrodontomys sp.—Harvest Mouse (Mead et al. 2005)
Literature. Mead et al. 2005; Van Devender and King 1971.
Last Update: 14 Dec 2012