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La Mirada, Coyote Creek

CA: Los Angles Co.


Location of La Mirada.Age. Late Wisconsin; 10690 ± 360, 8550 ± 100 BP (Jefferson 1991b)

The more recent date was on wood at about at about 12 ft below the surface, with Pleistocene extinct fossils immediately above and below (Berger and Libby 1969). I'm considering the site as late Wisconsin, but readers should be aware that Holocene material may be mixed in.


Rana sp.—Brown Frogs (Jefferson 1991a: cf. gen.)
Actinemys sp.—Pond Turtles (Jefferson 1991a)

Clemmys sp.

Callipepla sp.—Quail (Jefferson 1991a)
Meleagris californica—California Turkey (Jefferson 1991a)
Mammut americanum—American Mastodont (Jefferson 1991b)
Megalonyx sp.—Megalonyx Ground Sloths (Jefferson 1991b)
Thomomys bottae—Botta's Pocket Gopher (Jefferson 1991b)
Microtus californicus—California Vole (Jefferson 1991b: cf.)
Peromyscus sp.—White-footed Mice (Jefferson 1991b)
Sylvilagus sp.—Cottontails (Jefferson 1991b)
Lynx rufus—Bobcat (Jefferson 1991b: cf.)
Canis dirus—Dire Wolf (Jefferson 1991b: cf.)
Canis latrans—Coyote (Jefferson 1991b: cf.)
Urocyon cinereoargenteus—Gray Fox (Jefferson 1991b: cf.)
Ursus americanus—Black Bear (Jefferson 1991b)
Equus sp.—Horses (Jefferson 1991b)
Camelops hesternus—Yesterday's Camel (Jefferson 1991b: cf.)
Odocoileus hemionus—Mule Deer (Jefferson 1991b: cf.)
Bison sp.—Bison (Jefferson 1991b)

Literature. Berger and Libby 1969; Jefferson 1991a; Jefferson 1991b.


Last Update: 14 Jan 2014