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Kelly Canyon

NM: Sierra Co.: 33° 01' N, 107° 18' W, ~1340 m.


Location of the Kelly Canyon site.Age. Late Blancan (Morgan et al. 2011).

General Description. Roadcut on U.S. hwy. 85/NM state hwy.187, about 1 km west of Caballo Lake, 6 km south of Palomas Creek, and 5 km north of Caballo (Morgan et al. 2011).

Discussion. According to Morgan et al. (2011), the fauna and sediments point to deposition in a quiet freshwater environment. Not listed below are bony fish representing several species (including Ictaluridae) otherwise unidentified. Morgan et al. (2011) note that the Kelly Canyon site has a particularly rich avifauna, but the only ducks of the family Anatidae are mentioned.


Ictalurus sp.—Catfish (Morgan and Harris 2015)
Ambystoma sp.—Mole Salamanders (Morgan et al. 2011)
Lithobates sp.—Leopard Frogs (Morgan et al. 2011)

Rana sp.

Ondatra idahoensis—Idaho Muskrat (Morgan et al. 2011)
Neotoma sp.—Woodrat (Morgan et al. 2011)
Equus sp.—Horse (Morgan et al. 2011)

Literature. Morgan and Harris 2015; Morgan et al. 2011 .


Last Update: 8 Feb 2016