Marine Fossils at Rancho La Brea

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Science  17 Jul 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3942, pp. 277-278
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3942.277


Marine assemblages of foraminifera, ostracods, mollusks, and echinoids were recovered from deposits stratigraphically beneath the classic vertebrate assemblages from the tar pits at Rancho La Brea. The marine fossils indicate deposition in quiet, shallow water and suggest that accumulation of the type Rancholabrean material began during Wisconsin time.

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