Sankey Research

My current research is on 5 million year old giant salmon, tortoises, and other fossils from the Mehrten Formation exposed in and around Turlock Lake. Additionally, we are studying the sedimentology and depositional environments of the Mehrten.

Recent papers:

First Identification and Description of the Great Plains Giant Tortoise Hesperotestudo cf. H. orthopygia from the early Pliocene (Hemphillian) Mehrten Formation of Stanislaus County, California

The giant, spike-toothed salmon, Oncorhynchus rastrosus and the “Proto-Tuolumne River” (early Pliocene) of Central California

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