Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Volume 27 Number 3: 77-92 - July 1965

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Short-Faced Bear (Arctodus) Fossils from Ozark Caves
Oscar Hawksley


Specimens representing no less than four individuals of Arctodus pristinus Leidy are reported from three cave sites in the Ozarks of Missouri. These specimens provide one nearly complete set of teeth, a dentary with all significant teeth, limb bones, and fore and hind foot elements for study. Comparisons are made with short-face bear specimens from other localities in North Amierica, but especially with the abundant material from Potter Creek Cave and Rancho La Brea in California.

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