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dc.contributor.advisorBryant, Harold N.en_US
dc.creatorBell, Sean Danielen_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-12-22T16:21:11Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T05:12:34Z
dc.date.available2004-09-24T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T05:12:34Z
dc.date.created2004-09en_US
dc.date.issued2004-09-24en_US
dc.date.submittedSeptember 2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-12222004-162111en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Rodent Hill Locality is a fossil-bearing site that is part of the Cypress Hills Formation, and is located roughly 15 km northwest of the town of Eastend, Saskatchewan. A number of fossil mammal and other vertebrate taxa are present at Rodent Hill; the primary objective of this project was to identify the fossil rodents of the families Sciuridae, Aplodontidae, Castoridae, Heliscomyidae, Heteromyidae, Florentiamyidae and Zapodidae. These taxa were correlated with rodents from other North American faunas to establish the age of the Rodent Hill Locality. The species Haplomys cf. H. liolophus, Dakotallomys cf. D. pelycomyoides, Kirkomys milleri, Proheteromys nebraskensis, Agnotocastor cf. A. praetereadens, and possibly Cedromus cf. C. wilsoni support the Whitneyan age designation of the Rodent Hill Locality. Taxa that are described from Rodent Hill that are better known from earlier-age sites include Heliscomys vetus and H. hatcheri, Ecclesimus sp. and Oligotheriomys sp. Taxa that are younger than Whitneyan but have been recovered at Rodent Hill include Parallomys sp., Plesiosminthus sp., Protospermophilus sp., and Nototamias sp. Two new species in the genus Sciurion, and one new species in the genus Pseudallomys are described, and a new species of Heliscomys is identified but not formally named. The rodents from the Rodent Hill Locality support the Whitneyan age assignment of the site. This is based on the presence of Whitneyan taxa, and the in situ co-occurrence of older and younger taxa within the site.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectDakotallomysen_US
dc.subjectPseudallomysen_US
dc.subjectAgnotocastoren_US
dc.subjectOligotheriomysen_US
dc.subjectPalaeocastorinaeen_US
dc.subjectGeomyoideaen_US
dc.subjectHeliscomyidaeen_US
dc.subjectHeliscomysen_US
dc.subjectHeliscomys vetusen_US
dc.subjectHeliscomys hatcherien_US
dc.subjectSyphyriomysen_US
dc.subjectFlorentiamyidaeen_US
dc.subjectKirkomysen_US
dc.subjectKirkomys millerien_US
dc.subjectEcclesimusen_US
dc.subjectHeteromyidaeen_US
dc.subjectProheteromysen_US
dc.subjectProheteromys nebraskensisen_US
dc.subjectSciuridaeen_US
dc.subjectParallomysen_US
dc.subjectSciurionen_US
dc.subjectCastoridaeen_US
dc.subjectNototamiasen_US
dc.subjectProtospermophilusen_US
dc.subjectHaplomysen_US
dc.subjectCampestrallomysen_US
dc.subjectProsciurusen_US
dc.subjectAplodontidaeen_US
dc.subjectCedromusen_US
dc.subjectPlesiosminthusen_US
dc.subjectZapodidaeen_US
dc.subjectNorth Americaen_US
dc.subjectOligoceneen_US
dc.subjectWhitneyanen_US
dc.titleAplodontid, sciurid, castorid, zapodid and geomyoid rodents of the Rodent Hill locality, Cypress Hills formation, southwest Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.departmentGeological Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeological Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRenaut, Robin W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPratt, Brian R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberde Boer, Dirk H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBasinger, James F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAnsdell, Kevin M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWalker, Ernest G.en_US


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