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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Iowa Geology, Vertebrate Paleontology, Proboscidia

Abstract

The present paper is a survey of Pleistocene mammoth and mastodon remains from western Iowa. Included are locality data and references to the literature for over 350 specimens from 32 of 41 counties surveyed. Mammoths are found to be more numerous than mastodons, reversing the pattern observed in the woodland areas adjoining the present-day Prairie Peninsula. The first radiocarbon date for the mastodon in Iowa (13,520± 135 B.P.) is reported from Harrison County. None of the localities surveyed have provided any evidence of early man.

Publication Date

December 1974

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

81

Issue

4

First Page

185

Last Page

191

Copyright

© Copyright 1974 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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