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Dove Springs Wash

CA: Kern Co.


Location of Dove Springs Wash.Age. Late Wisconsin, 14C 10,730 ± 110 yr BP (Jefferson 1991a).

Discussion: Jefferson (2014) lists as Dove Springs Lignites Local Fauna, Red Rock Canyon.


Phrynosoma sp.—Horned Lizards (Jefferson 1991a)
Sceloporus occidentalis—Western Spiny Lizard (Jefferson 1991a)
Elgaria sp.—Alligator Lizards (Jefferson 1991a)

Gerrhonotus sp. Western species of Gerrhonotus have been reassigned to Elgaria.

Lampropeltis zonata—California Mountain Kingsnake (Jefferson 1991a)
Pituophis catenifer—Gopher Snake (Jefferson 1991a)

Pituophis melanoleucus catenifer (Jefferson 1991a)

Mammuthus columbi—Columbian Mammoth (Jefferson 1991b)
Ammospermophilus sp.—Antelope Squirrels (Jefferson 1991b)
Tamias minimus—Least Chipmunk (Jefferson 1991b)
Chaetodipus penicillatus—Desert Pocket Mouse (Jefferson 1991b)

Perognathus penicillatus

Dipodomys merriami—Merriam's Kangaroo Rat (Jefferson 1991b: cf.)
Dipodomys panamintinus—Panamint Kangaroo Rat (Jefferson 1991b: cf.)
Perognathus longimembris—Little Pocket Mouse (Jefferson 1991b)
Thomomys monticola—Mountain Pocket Gopher (Jefferson 1991b)
Microtus californicus—California Vole (Jefferson 1991b)
Neotoma fuscipes/cinerea—Dusky-footed Woodrat or Bushy-tailed Woodrat (Jefferson 1991b)
Peromyscus maniculatus—Deer Mouse (Jefferson 1991b)
Reithrodontomys megalotis—Western Harvest Mouse (Jefferson 1991b: cf.)
Sylvilagus sp.—Cottontails (Jefferson 1991b)
Sorex palustris—Water Shrew (Jefferson 1991b)
Parastrellus hesperus—Western Pipistrelle (Jefferson 1991b)

Pipistrellus hesperus

Eguus sp. (large)—Large Horses (Jefferson 1991b)
Camelops sp.—American Camels (Jefferson 1991b)
Bison antiquus—Ancient Bison (Jefferson 1991b)

Literature. Jefferson 1991a, 1991b, 2014.


Last Update: 22 May 2015