Schuiling Cave
Basic information
Sample name: Schuiling Cave

Reference: T. Downs, H. Howard, T. Clements, and G. A. Smith. 1959. Quaternary animals from Schuiling Cave in the Mohave Desert, California. Los Angeles County Museum Contributions in Science 29:1-21 [ER 3208]
Country: United States
State: California

Coordinate: 34.81° N, -116.66° W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "two miles southeast of Newberry... in the SW1/4, NE1/4, Sec. 9, T8N, R3E... approximately 2160 feet above sea level"
"late Pleistocene" based on the fauna and geology, with no dates because there was "an insufficient quantity of carbon"
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: aeolian deposit, cave, fluvial deposit
Habitat comments: "unconsolidated angular fragments, mostly of rhyolite, in a matrix of finer particles of the same material, and fine aeolian dust... much of the material is alluvial fill"
there were "human remains from the top layers (24-30 inches)" but "Extinct animals" were "below the human remains"
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, birds, lizards, snakes, turtles
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 88
Years: 1953
Sampling comments: screenwashing is not discussed
Sample: 3519
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-11 10:25:42
Modified: 2019-09-12 10:23:05
Abundance distribution
28 species
13 singletons
total count 88
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 14.176
geometric series k: 0.8904
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8843
Shannon's H: 2.7306
Good's u: 0.8541