Tecopa Lake Beds facts for kids
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Stratigraphic range: Pleistocene
|Named for||Lake Tecopa (prehistoric)|
The Tecopa Lake Beds is a Blancan Pleistocene geologic formation in the Mojave Desert in eastern California. It is in the Tecopa area, east of Death Valley, in southeastern Inyo and northeastern San Bernardino County.
The Lake Tecopa lake beds are the dry lake remnant of the formerly huge Pleistocene age Lake Tecopa, in the present day Amargosa River basin. It preserves fossils of the Quaternary period in the Cenozoic Era.
Among the fossils found in the Tecopa Lake Beds is Capricamelus gettyi, a camelid.
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