Shrews, lagomorphs, and rodents (excluding Cricetidae) from the Pliocene Panace Formation, southeastern Nevada, USA
About 2,500 specimens of small mammal fossils were collected from 12 localities in the Pliocene Panaca Formation in Meadow Valley, southeastern Nevada. The most common taxa in the Panaca small mammal fauna are cricetid and heteromyid rodents, and lagomorphs. This assemblage of small mammals indicates that the Panaca local fauna represents the early Blancan Land Mammal Age. This paper describes and compares the small mammal taxa of the Panaca local fauna except for the cricetids, which are described in a separate paper in this volume.
KEY WORDS: early Blancan; NALMA; small mammals; local fauna
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Copyright: Society of
Vertebrate Paleontology November 2011
Submission: 15 June 2007. Acceptance: 5 October 2011