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Halosauridae from the California Tertiary

Lore R. David
Journal of Paleontology
Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan., 1948), pp. 94-100
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1299260
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Halosauridae from the California Tertiary
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Abstract

While the Halosauridae are not represented in the living marine fish fauna of California, the family is fairly commonly found as fossils in Tertiary deposits. A Cretaceous form is little known and may have lived during upper Moreno time. At least two Tertiary types are identified by scales. The Halosauridae of the California Tertiary occur commonly only in deep sea deposits and would normally be found in abyssal accumulations. Climatic changes appear to have caused their extinction along the California coast.

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