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Casados Ranch

NM: Harding Co.: 35°34'N, 103°30'W; 1295 m.


Location of the Casados Ranch site.Age. Late Pleistocene. Molluscs with a closer resemblance to Illinoian local faunas of the High Plains than to Wisconsin faunas of the same vicinity (McMullen and Zakrzewski 1972).

General Description. Casados Ranch, 20 km northwest of Logan (Morgan and Lucas 2005).

Discussion. McMullen and Zakrzewski (1972): Cooler, more humid climate than is found in northeastern New Mexico today. McMullen and Zakrzewski (1972) also report 20 species of molluscs from the site.


Ambystoma sp.—Ambystomid Salamander (Morgan and Lucas 2005)
Emydidae—Emydid Turtles (Morgan and Lucas 2005)
Mammuthus columbi—Columbian Mammoth (Morgan and Lucas 2005)
Equus niobrarensis—Niobrara Horse (Morgan and Lucas 2005)

Literature. Lucas and Effinger 1991; McMullen and Zakrzewski 1972; Morgan and Lucas 2005.


Last Update: 7 Oct 2008