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Lake San Agustín

NM: Catron/Socorro Cos.


Location of the Lake Otero site.Age. Rancholabrean. Radiocarbon dates range from 11,455 to 23,070 BP (Morgan and Lucas 2005). The fossil material most likely is all Wisconsin in age.

General Description. Lacustrine deposits associated with Pleistocene Lake San Agustín (Morgan and Lucas 2005).

Discussion. Includes several sites whose exact locations are unknown and some of the faunal remains may pertain to the White Lake LF, but not to the VLA LF (Morgan et al. 2009).


Osteichthyes—Bony Fish (Weber 1994)
Caudata—Salamander (Weber 1994)
Anura—Frog or Toad (Weber 1994)
Bubo virginianus—Great Horned Owl (Weber 1994)
Mammuthus sp.—Mammoth (Weber 1994)
Microtus sp.—Vole (Weber 1994)
Ondatra zibethicus—Common Muskrat (Weber 1994)
Sciuridae—Ground Squirrel (Weber 1994)
Brachylagus idahoensis—Pygmy Rabbit (Weber 1994)
Arctodus simus—Giant Short-faced Bear (Weber 1994)
Equus sp.—Horse (Weber 1994)
Camelidae—Camels (Weber 1994)
Bison sp.—Bison (Weber 1994)

Literature. Morgan and Lucas 2005; Morgan et al. 2009; Weber 1994.


Last Update: 7 Jul 2010