Mammal footprints from the upper Pleistocene of the Tularosa Basin, Dona Ana County, New Mexico
Spencer G. Lucas, Gary S. Morgan, John W. Hawley, David W. Love, and Robert G. Myers

Abstract:

Fossil footprints from a locality in the Pleistocene Otero Formation on the White Sands Missile Range were made by proboscidean (mammoth) and camelid track makers. Oriented trackways suggest these large ungulates walked to and from the waters of Lake Otero, probably to drink. Although human artifacts (chipped stone) have been found at the tracksite, there are no human tracks, and there is no demonstrable human association.


Citation:

  1. Lucas, Spencer G.; Morgan, Gary S.; Hawley, John W.; Love, David W.; Myers, Robert G., 2002, Mammal footprints from the upper Pleistocene of the Tularosa Basin, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, in: Geology of White Sands, Lueth, Virgil W.; Giles, Katherine A.; Lucas, Spencer G.; Kues, Barry S.; Myers, Robert; Ulmer, Scholle, Dana S., New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 53rd Field Conference, pp. 285-288.

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