Session No. 82 Tuesday, November 6, 2001

1:30 PM-5:30 PM, Hynes Convention Center: Hall D
Paleontology/Paleobotany (Posters): Non-Marine
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82-035A PLEISTOCENE RODENT FAUNA FROM CURAÇAO, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES: MCFARLANE, Donald A., W. M. Keck Science Center, The Claremont Colleges, 925 North Mills Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711, dmcfarla@jsd.claremont.edu and LUNDBERG, Joyce, Carleton Univ, Dept Geography, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada
82-036A NEW METHOD FOR MEASURING UNILATERALLY HYPSODONT TEETH WITH EXAMPLES FROM LAGOMORPHA AND RODENTIA: BAIR, Andrea R., University of Nebraska State Museum and Dept. Geosciences, Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln, W436 Nebraska Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588, abair@unlserve.unl.edu.
82-037IDENTIFICATION OF FOSSIL "FAKES" USING RARE EARTH ELEMENT(REE) SIGNATURES: PATRICK, Doreena1, TERRY, D. O. Jr2, and GRANDSTAFF, D. E.2, (1) Department of Geology, Temple Univ, Philadelphia, PA 19122, dmpc28@aol, (2) Department of Geology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122
82-038TAPHONOMY OF TWO MIOCENE RHINOCEROS ASSEMBLAGES, DECATUR COUNTY, KANSAS: DEEMER, Danielle L.1, KORTH, William W.2, and ROLLINS, Harold B.1, (1) Geology and Planetary Science, Univ of Pittsburgh, 321 Engineering Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, dldst59@pitt.edu, (2) Geology, Buffalo State College, 1300 elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222-1095
82-039DEPOSITIONAL SETTING AND PALEOECOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF A NEW SAUROPOD BONEBED IN THE JAVELINA FORMATION (CRETACEOUS) OF BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, TEXAS: MONTGOMERY, Homer, Science Education, Univ of Texas at Dallas, P.O. Box 830688, Richardson, TX 75083, mont@utdallas.edu and FIORILLO, Anthony, Paleontology, Dallas Museum of Nat History, P.O. Box 150349, Dallas, TX 75315
82-040LATE TERTIARY CLIMATE VARIATIONS INFERRED FROM OSTRACODES, ANZA-BORREGO DESERT REGION, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, USA: COSMA, Timothy N.1, SMITH, Alison J.2, and PALMER, Donald F.1, (1) Department of Geology, Kent State Univ, Kent, OH 44242, tcosma@kent.edu, (2) Department of Geology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242
82-041SOME ODD THINGS FOUND IN RED ROCKS: SHERMAN CREEK MEMBER: VAN HORN, Katherine J. and ELICK, Jennifer M., Geological and Environmental Sciences, Susquehanna Univ, 514 University Avenue, Fisher Science Building, Selinsgrove, PA 17870, vanhornk@susqu.edu
82-042AN UNUSUAL FRESHWATER BIVALVE FROM THE UPPERMOST CRETACEOUS OF MONTANA: A PREVIOUSLY UNEXPLORED ECOLOGICAL NICHE IN THE HELL CREEK FORMATION: HARTMAN, Joseph H., Department of Geology and Geological Engineering and Energy & Environmental Research Center, University of North Dakota, Box 8358, Grand Forks, ND 58202, joseph_hartman@und.nodak.edu and BOGAN, Arthur E., Research Laboratory, North Carolina State Museum of Natural History, 4301 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
82-043BIOSTRATIGRAPHIC AGE CONSTRAINTS ON THE MOONSTONE FORMATION, CARBON AND NATRONA COUNTIES, WYOMING: A WINDOW INTO POST-LARAMIDE TECTONISM: SCOTT, Jessica W., Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, P. O. Box 3006, Laramie, WY 82071-3006, jwscott@uwyo.edu and CHAMBERLAIN, Kevin R., Department of Geology and Geophysics, Univ of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071
82-044FOSSIL INSECT DAMAGE ON PALEOCENE LEAVES FROM WANNAGAN CREEK, ND: HAIRE, Scott A., Education Department, Sci Museum of Minnesota, 120 Kellogg Blvd. West, St. Paul, MN 55102-1208, shaire@smm.org, HANKS, H. Douglas, Paleontology Dept, Sci Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102, TREMAIN, Emily S., Dept of Geology, Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, MN 56082, KNAUSS, Georgia E., Dept of Geology, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 501 E St. Joesph St, Rapid City, SD 57701, LYSON, Tyler R., Box 5, Marmarth, ND 58643, and KOKES, Jeremiah, Dept of Earth Sciences, Tennessee Technological Univ, Box 5006, Cookeville, TN 38505
82-045A REMARKABLE VERTEBRATE ASSEMBLAGE FROM THE LANCE FORMATION, NIOBRARA COUNTY, WYOMING: SPENCER, Lee, Earth History Research Center, 4736 Carberry Ck. Rd, Jacksonville, OR 97530, lspencer@bco.com, TURNER, Lawrence E., Matbematics and Physical Sciences, Southwestern Adventist Univ, 100 Hillcrest, Keene, TX 76059, and CHADWICK, Arthur V., Geology, Southwestern Adventist Univ, 100 Hillcrest, Keene, TX 76059
82-046EPISODIC DEPOSITION IN THE CRETACEOUS AND PALEOGENE DENVER BASIN: HOW TECTONICS CONTROLS THE CONTINUITY OF THE STRATIGRAPHIC RECORD: RAYNOLDS, Robert G., Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature and Sci, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205-5798, DenverBasin@dmns.org.
82-047OPALIZED WOOD FROM THE UPPER PLIOCENE OF BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR: A COASTAL-PLAIN DEPOSIT ON THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA: MITCHELL, Darius E., BACKUS, David H., and JOHNSON, Markes E., Geosciences Dept, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267, darius.e.mitchell@williams.edu
82-048A DIVERSE MEGAFLORA FROM EARLY PALEOCENE SYNOROGENIC STRATA IN THE DENVER BASIN, COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO: REYNOLDS, Michele L., Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature and Sci, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205, mlreynolds@dmns.org, JOHNSON, Kirk R., Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature and Sci, Denver, CO 80205, and THOMASSON, Joseph R., Fort Hays State Univ, Hays, KS 67601-4099
82-049PALEOCLIMATIC AND PALEOECOLOGIC RECONSTRUCTIONS IN WESTERN GONDWANA: THE ROLE OF ARBORESCENT LYCOPHYTES: GUERRA-SOMMER, Margot1, MENEGAT, Rualdo1, CAZZULO-KLEPZIG, Miriam1, JASPER, André2, and ALVES, Laureen Sally da Rosa3, (1) Departamento de Estratigrafia e Paleontologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS, Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500, Prédio 43127, Porto Alegre, RS, 91509-900, Brazil, mgsommer@if.ufrgs.br, (2) Departamento de Ciências Exatas e biológicas, UNIVATES - Centro Universitário, Rua Avelino Talini 171, Lajeado, RS, 95900-000, Brazil, (3) Departamento de Paleontologia e Estratigrafia, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro - UERJ, Rua São Francisco Xavier, 524/4002-A, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, 20550-013, Brazil, Lara@uerj.br
82-050THE EARLIEST KNOWN GYMNOSPERM-DOMINATED SWAMP COMMUNITIES: SLONE, Elizabeth D.J.1, RAYMOND, Anne1, COSTANZA, Suzanne H.2, and LESNIKOWSKA, Alicia D.3, (1) Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX 77843-3115, eds2169@geo.tamu.edu, (2) 35 Columbia Street, Malden, MA 02148, (3) Biology Department, Georgia Southwestern State Univ, 800 Wheatley Street, Americus, GA 31709
82-051PATTERNS OF POST K-T BOUNDARY PLANT DIVERSITY AND RATES OF RECOVERY IN THE DENVER BASIN, COLORADO: BARCLAY, Richard S., Dept. of Geological Sciences, Univ. of Florida, 241 Williamson Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611, sihetun@hotmail.com, DILCHER, David L., Natural History, Florida Museum of Nat History, University of Florida, P.O. Box 117800, Gainesville, FL 32611, and JOHNSON, Kirk R., Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature and Sci, Denver, CO 80205
82-052LATE CRETACEOUS EQUATORIAL COASTAL VEGETATION: NEW MEGAFLORA ASSOCIATED WITH DINOSAUR FINDS IN THE BAHARIYA OASIS, EGYPT: LYON, Mandela A., Earth & Environmental Sciences, Univ of Pennsylvania, 240 S. 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316, mlyon@sas.upenn.edu, JOHNSON, Kirk R., Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature and Sci, Denver, CO 80205, WING, Scott L., Smithsonian Inst, NHB-121, Washington, DC 20560-0121, NICHOLS, Douglas J., US Geol Survey, PO Box 25046, Denver, CO 80225-0046, LACOVARA, Kenneth J., Drexel Univ, 3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2816, and SMITH, Joshua B., Univ Pennsylvania, 240 S 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316
82-053TAPHONOMY AND SEDIMENTOLOGY OF A TYRANNOSAURID LOCALITY FROM THE LATE CRETACEOUS (MAASTRICHTIAN) HELL CREEK FORMATION OF EASTERN MONTANA: COOLEY, Joseph B., Department of Paleontology, Museum of the Rockies, 600 Kagy Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59717, cooley@montana.edu and SCHMITT, James G., Earth Sciences, Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT 59717
82-054EARLY PENNSYLVANIAN TETRAPOD ICHNITES OF WARREN CO., INDIANA: MONKS, Joe, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue Univ, West Lafayette, IN 47907, Dinojoe65@aol.com.
82-055TAPHONOMY OF FOSSIL TURTLES FROM THE LOWERMOST NAVESINK FORMATION (MAASTRICHTIAN) IN MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY: BECKER, Martin A.1, CHAMBERLAIN, John A. Jr2, and EARLEY, Ryan J.1, (1) Dept. of Physics and Geology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628, becker@tcnj.edu, (2) Dept. of Geology, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY 11210
82-056A SPECIES-AREA RELATION FOR LOWER MICHIGAN FISHES: MCELROY, Brandon, SMITH, Gerald, and WILKINSON, Bruce, Geological Sciences, Univ of Michigan, 2534 C.C. Little, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1063, bmcelroy@umich.edu
82-057USING MOLECULAR DATA AND COMPUTERS IN SYSTEMATICS: WHAT THE TORTOISE GEOCHELONE TAUGHT US: HAUSER, K., Institut für Tiermorphologie, Fachhochschule Ansbach, Gottliebstr. 15, Ansbach 91522 Germany, K_Hauser15@yahoo.com.
82-058ESR DATING THE VILLAFRANCHIAN IN FRANCE AND ELSEWHERE: A "HANDICAPPED" STUDY?: MEI, Tony D.G.1, BLACKWELL, Bonnie A.B.2, DELSON, Eric3, FROST, Steve3, BLICKSTEIN, Joel I.B.1, and DIVJAK, Mimi N.1, (1) RFK Research Institute, 7640 Parsons Bvd, Flushing, NY 11366, meitony@hotmail.com, (2) Dept. of Chemistry, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267, (3) American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

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