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[edit]

Bison antiquus from the tar pits
Camelops hesternus in 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[edit]

Carnivora[edit]

Chiroptera[edit]

Pilosa[edit]

Soricomorpha[edit]

Lagomorpha[edit]

Perissodactyla[edit]

Primates[edit]

Proboscidea[edit]

Rodentia[edit]

Birds[edit]

Amplibuteo woodwardi and Breagyps clarki skeletons
Caracara cheriway grinnelli fossil
Gymnogyps amplus fossil
Teratornis skeleton
Ciconia maltha from the pits
Buteogallus fragilis fossil
Neophrontops americanus fossil
Neogyps errans fossil

Accipitriformes[edit]

Anseriformes[edit]

Caprimulgiformes[edit]

Cathartiformes[edit]

Ciconiiformes[edit]

Charadriiformes[edit]

Columbiformes[edit]

Cuculiformes[edit]

Falconiformes[edit]

Galliformes[edit]

Gruiformes[edit]

Strigiformes[edit]

Passeriformes[edit]

Pelecaniformes[edit]

Piciformes[edit]

Podicipediformes[edit]

Reptiles, amphibians, and fish[edit]

Invertebrates[edit]

Plants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tarpits.org/research-collections/collections
  2. ^ "Fauna and Flora of Rancho La Brea" Archived 2008-12-04 at the Wayback Machine (last visited April 13, 2013).
  3. ^ Museum, La Brea Tar Pits and (24 June 2015). "Collections". La Brea Tarpits and Museum.

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