The Bone-Bearing Pliocene Coso Formation Badlands, California

A seeker of vertebrate paleontological adventure in California's Coso Range explores badlands topography carved in the appropriately named Pliocene Coso Formation, which here yields several species of mineralized mammalian remains some 4.8 to 3.0 million years old--inluding teeth and post cranial skeletal elements of the Hagerman Horse, considered one of the earliest members of the genus of Equus, which incudes all modern horses and equids. Original photograph snapped with a Minolta 35mm camera; this image was created by photographing that original picture with a Nikon CoolPix 995 digital camera.

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