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Boyd's Cave

NM: Eddy Co., SE ¼ NW ¼ SEC. 6, T22S, R25E; 1143 m.


Location of Boyd;s Cave.Age. Rancholabrean/Holocene.

General Description. Cave with known archaeological material.

Discussion. The faunal elements were surface-collected by spelunkers. Although some clearly are Pleistocene in age (Sagebrush Vole, Mountain Cottontail), some or all of the others likely are Holocene.


Terrapene sp.—Box Turtle
Cathartes aura—Turkey Vulture
Otospermophilus variegatus—Rock Squirrel
Cratogeomys castanops—Yellow-faced Pocket Gopher
Lemmiscus curtatus—Sagebrush Vole
Erethizon dorsata—American Porcupine
Sylvilagus audubonii—Desert Cottontail
Sylvilagus nuttallii Mountain Cottontail
Mephitis mephitis—Striped Skunk

Literature. Harris 1993c.


Last Update: 6 Jun 2009