Homestead cave Ichthyofauna

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Anthropology
Creator Broughton, John
Title Homestead cave Ichthyofauna
Date 2000
Description Biological evidence on the climatic and hydrographic history of the intermountain region would be much richer, if we had more than the present dribble of paleontological data on the fishes (Hubbs and Miller, 1948, p. 25). In this passage from their landmark synthesis of historical fish biogeography in the Great Basin, Hubbs and Miller lament the dearth of available fish fossil evidence and suggest that a far more detailed picture of past climates and hydrography would emerge were this situation to change. To Hubbs and Miller, the geographic distributions, both past and present, held the "least assailable" evidence of past hydrographic connections and climatic history of the Great Basin since "...fishes appear to occur only in habitats which they have been able to reach through surface water connections, by means of either active or passive migration. The dispersal of fishes is therefore closely linked with the history of water courses." The key assumption of this approach followed the earlier pioneering work of Jordan (1905) and was succinctly paraphrased by Smith, G. R. (in press): "fish are where they can swim and stop there.
Type Text
Publisher Utah Geological Survey
Volume 130
First Page 103
Last Page 121
Subject Homestead Cave; Ichthyofauna; Lake Bonneville
Subject LCSH Fishes, Fossil; Fishes; Biogeography; Paleoecology; Bonneville, Lake
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Broughton, J. M. (2000). Homestead cave Ichthyofauna, in Late Quaternary Paleoecology in the Bonneville Basin by David B. Madsen. Utah Geological Survey Bulletin, 130, 103-21.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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