Southwestern United States

The following animals are commonly found in deposits from the last Ice Age (about 2 million to 11,000 years ago) in the southwestern United States, including California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. Follow the links to access resources about each animal.

Giant Ground Sloths
Paramylodon harlani
Megalonyx jeffersoni
Nothrotheriops shastensis

Camel
Camelops hesternus

Horses
Equus occidentalis
Equus sp.

Saber-toothed cat
Smilodon fatalis

Mammoth
Mammuthus columbi

Mastodon
Mammut americanum

Dire wolf
Canis dirus

Bison
Bison antiquus

American Lion
Panthera atrox

 

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