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Salt Creek

TX: Reeves Co.: ca. 4.7 mi S and 5.7 mi. W Orla.


Location of the Salt Creek site.Age. Late Wisconsin.

General Description. Arroyo with running water; ca. 40-50 feet of fill revealed.

Discussion. Pleistocene bone occurs in the lowest 5-6 feet in gravel and silt. Occasional bones in the higher levels presumably are Holocene in age. Unidentified fragmentary anuran and osteichthyan material present in addition to the taxa listed below.

Salt Creek, Texas

Fig. 1. Salt Creek site looking upstream. Photograph by A. H. Harris.


Trachemys gaigeae/scripta—Big Bend Slider or Slider (UTEP)
Gopherus sp.—Gopher Tortoise (UTEP: Cf.)
Mammuthus columbi—Columbian Mammoth (UTEP: cf.)
Canis latrans—Coyote (UTEP: cf.)
Equus conversidens—Mexican Horse (UTEP: cf.)
Equus niobrarensis—Niobrara Horse (UTEP: cf.)
Camelops sp.—American Camel (UTEP: Cf.)
Bison—Bison (UTEP: cf.)


Last Update: 24 Dec 2012