List of fossil species in the La Brea Tar Pits

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La Brea Tar Pits fauna as depicted by Charles R. Knight.

A list of prehistoric and extant species whose fossils have been found in the La Brea Tar Pits, located in present day Hancock Park, a city park on the Miracle Mile section of the Mid-Wilshire district in Los Angeles, California.[1][2][3]

Some of the tar pit's fossils are displayed in the adjacent George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries in the park. They are primarily from Pleistocene predator species. Daggers (†) in the list denote extinct species.

Mammals

Bison antiquus from the tar pits
Camelops hesternusin the George C. Page Museum
Arctodus simus from the La Brea tar pits
Dire wolf skeleton in the museum
Columbian mammoth skeleton from the tar pits displayed in the Page museum
Paramylodon harlani from the La Brea Tar Pits
Cast of skull of "La Brea Woman" on display, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

Artiodactyla

Carnivora

Chiroptera

Pilosa

Soricomorpha

Lagomorpha

Perissodactyla

Primates

Proboscidea

Rodentia

Birds

Extinct Breagyps clarki fossil
Ciconia maltha from the pits
Teratornis skeleton
Buteogallus fragilis fossil
Neophrontops americanus fossil
Neogyps errans fossil
C. c. grinelli fossil
Gymnogyps amplus fossil

Accipitriformes

Anseriformes

Caprimulgiformes

Cathartiformes

Ciconiiformes

Charadriiformes

Columbiformes

Cuculiformes

Falconiformes

Galliformes

Gruiformes

Strigiformes

Passeriformes

Pelecaniformes

Piciformes

Podicipediformes

Reptiles, amphibians, and fish

Invertebrates

Odonta sp.

Plants

References

  1. ^ http://www.tarpits.org/research-collections/collections
  2. ^ "Fauna and Flora of Rancho La Brea" (last visited April 13, 2013).
  3. ^ Museum, La Brea Tar Pits and (24 June 2015). "Collections". La Brea Tarpits and Museum. 

External links

  • Official George C. Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits in Hancock Park website
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