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Glen Abbey, Bonita

CA: San Diego Co.


Location of Glen Abbey.Age. Majors (1993) tentatively assigns the age as Wisconsin, pointing out that the fauna limits the age to either Sangamon or Wisconsin and that mesic indicators make the latter most likely. Jefferson (1991b) listed as Rancholabrean.

The fossil exposures are present in the lower portion of a road cut on Bonito Road near Glen Abbey Mortuary (Majors 1993).


Elgaria sp.—Alligator Lizards (Majors 1993: cf.)
Phrynosoma sp.—Horned Lizards (Majors 1993)
Plestiodon sp.—Skinks (Major 1993)

Eumeces sp.

Melanitta sp.—Scoters ((Majors 1993)

Slightly larger than extant M. perspicillata

Callipepla californica—California Quail (Majors 1993)
Ectopistes migratorius—Passenger Pigeon (Majors 1993)
Spermophile sp.—Spermophiles ((Majors 1993)

Spermophilus sp.

Dipodomys sp.—Kangaroo Rats ((Majors 1993)
Chaetodipus/Perognathus—Spiny or Silky Pocket Mice (Jefferson 1991b)

Perognathus sp.

Thomomys bottae—Botta's Pocket Gopher (Majors 1993: cf.)
Microtus californicus—California Vole (Majors 1993)
Neotoma sp.—Woodrats ((Majors 1993)
Peromyscus maniculatus—Deer Mouse (Majors 1993)
Reithrodontomys megalotis‐Western Harvest Mouse (Majors 1993)
Lepus californicus—Black-tailed Jackrabbit ((Majors 1993)
Sylvilagus sp.—Cottontails ((Majors 1993)
Notiosorex crawfordi—Crawford's Gray Shrew ((Majors 1993)
Sorex ornatus—Ornate Shrew ((Majors 1993: cf.)
Scapanus latimanus—Broad-footed Mole ((Majors 1993)
Tadarida sp.—Free-tailed Bats (Majors 1993: cf.)
Lasiurus sp.—Hairy-tailed Bats ((Majors 1993: cf.)
Equus sp.—Horses ((Majors 1993)

Literature. Jefferson 1991b; Majors 1993.


Last Update: 14 Mar 2014