Name: Rancho La Brea.
Location: Los Angeles, California.
Age: 38,000 years old to recent.

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References and links


Benton, M.J., (1998) The rise of the mammals. Eagle Editions: Hertfordshire.

Flint, R.F., (1957) Glacial and Pleistocene geology. John Wiley and Sons, Inc: New York.

Harris, A.H., (1985) Late Pleistocene Vertebrate Paleoecology of the West. University of Texas Press: Austin.

Kitchener, A., (1991) The Natural History of the Wild Cats. Cornell University Press: Ithaca, New York.

Macdonald, D., (1992) The Velvet Claw: A Natural History of the Carnivores. BCA: London.

Merriam, J.C., and Stock, C., (1932) The Felidae of Rancho La Brea. Carnegie Institution of  Washington: Washington.

Stock, C., and Harris, J.M., (1992) Rancho La Brea: A record of Pleistocene life in California. (7th edition). Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles.

Sutcliffe, A.J., (1985) On the Track of Ice Age Mammals. British Museum: London.

Turner, A., and Anton, M., (1997) The Big Cats and their fossil relatives. Columbia University Press: New York.


University of California, Berkeley; Museum of Palaeontology.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

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