Date of this Version
Volume 2, Lincoln, Nebraska, June 1941, Number 6
The genus Sphenophalos was described by John C. Merriam (1909, p. 319-30), who based his description on a fragmentary horn-core (Uni. of Calif. No. 11887) from the late Tertiary deposits near Thousand Creek in northern Humbolt county, Nevada. Knowledge of Sphenophalos, however, is still confined to this single, fragmented type horn-core (Frick 1937, p. 472) and other fragmental specimens (Furlong 1932, p. 27-36).