The existence of an ancient lake in the Bonneville Basin of western Utah was first recognized, on physical evidence alone,· by Howard Stansbury in 1849. Some ten years later the first observation on fossil mollusks from deposits of this lake was made by Henry Engelmann although publication of his observations was delayed until 1876. In the.meantime, F. V. Hayden made a small collection and prepared an account of it for his report of 1872, thus getting credit for the first published report of Bonneville fossil mollusks.
How to Cite:
Roscoe, E. J., (1961) “Preliminary checklist of Lake Bonneville mollusca”, Sterkiana 4(1), 23–28.