About Ashfall

Ashfall Animals

Of the seventeen species of vertebrates recovered from the volcanic ashbed, twelve are mammals. Over 200 fossil skeletons from 12 species of Clarendonian Land Mammal Age have been discovered at the site so far.

Species of Horses

Pseudhipparion gratum,
Small 3-toed horse

Neohipparion affine,
Slender 3-toed horse

Cormohipparion occidentale,
Stout 3-toed horse

Pliohippus pernix,
Stout 1-toed horse

Protohippus simus,
Slender 1-toed horse

Species of Camels

Giraffe-like camel

Protolabis heterodontus,
Llama-like camel

Procamelus grandis,
Ancestral camel

Species of Rhino

Teleoceras major,
Barrel-bodied rhino
Most common animal in the site

Species of Deer

Longirostromeryx wellsi,
Sabre-toothed deer

Species of Dogs

Fox-sized Dog

Raccoon Dog

Bone-crushing Dog

Species of Turtles

Giant tortoise

Musk turtle or stinkpot

Painted Turtle

Species of Birds

Apatosagittarus terrenus,
Secretary Bird

Balearica exigua,
Crowned crane

Anchigyps voorhiesi,
Eagle-like Scavenger