Session No. 160 Thursday, November 8, 2001

8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Hynes Convention Center: 106
Paleontology II: Vertebrate Paleontology and Terrestrial Systems
Julia T. Sankey and James G. Schmitt, Presiding
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160-08:00 AM DIVERSITY OF PALEOZOIC NON-AMNIOTE TETRAPOD FAUNAS: GARCIA, William J., Department of Geology, Univ of Cincinnati, 500 Geology/Physics Building, Cincinnati, OH 45221, garciaw@email.uc.edu.
160-08:15 AM DATING THE EXTINCTION OF PALEOCENE LAZARUS DINOSAURS BASED ON MAGNETOCHRONOLOGY, SAN JUAN BASIN, NEW MEXICO: FASSETT, James E., U. S. Geol Survey, Emeritus, 552 Los Nidos Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87501, jimfassett@qwest.net.
160-08:30 AM PALEOENVIRONMENTAL AND TAPHONOMIC PARAMETERS OF AN EXCEPTIONALLY PRESERVED TYRANNOSAURUS REX: HIGBY SCHWEITZER, Mary1, SCHMITT, James G.1, and HORNER, John R.2, (1) Dept. of Earth Sciences, Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT 59717, ummjhms@montana.edu, (2) Museum of the Rockies, Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT 59717
160-08:45 AM Paper Withdrawn
160-09:00 AM SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY: THE NEGLECTED FOUNDATION OF DINOSAUR PALEONTOLOGY: SCHMITT, James G., Dept. of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, jschmitt@montana.edu and HIGBY SCHWEITZER, Mary, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT 59717
160-09:15 AM LATE CRETACEOUS THEROPOD DINOSAUR PALEOECOLOGY, BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, TEXAS: SANKEY, Julia T., Museum of Geology and Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, South Dakota School Mines & Technology, 501 E. St. Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701, julia.sankey@sdsmt.edu.
160-09:30 AM ON A SMALL PREDATORY DINOSAUR FROM THE LATE CRETACEOUS OF EGYPT: SMITH, Joshua B.1, LAMANNA, Matthew C.1, ATTIYA, Yousry2, and LACOVARA, Kenneth J.3, (1) Univ Pennsylvania, 240 S 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316, smithjb@sas.upenn.edu, (2) Cairo Geological Museum, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt, (3) Drexel Univ, 3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2816
160-09:45 AM THE AERODYNAMICS OF PTEROSAURS: CHATTERJEE, Sankar, Museum, Texas Tech University, PO Box 43191, Lubbock, TX 79409-3191, sankar.chatterjee@ttu.edu and TEMPLIN, J. R., 2212 Aster Street, Ottawa, ON K1H6R6, Canada
160-010:00 AM COMMUNITY STRUCTURE OF PLEISTOCENE MAMMALS: THE EFFECTS OF BIOTIC AND ABIOTC FACTORS ON THE RESPONSE TO GLACIATION: LYONS, S. Kathleen, Committee on Evolutionary Biology, Univ of Chicago, 1025 E 57th St. Culver Hall 402, Chicago, IL 60637, sklyons1@midway.uchicago.edu.
160-010:15 AM TERRESTRIAL VERTEBRATE FOSSILS FROM THE CENOZOIC OF MADAGASCAR: SAMONDS, Karen E., Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook Univ, Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook, NY 11794, ksamonds@ic.sunysb.edu, LOEWEN, Mark A., Utah Museum of Natural History and Department of Geology and Geophysics, Univ of Utah, 1390 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0050, BUCKLEY, Greg A., University College, Roosevelt Univ, 1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd, Schaumburg, IL 60173, and WHATLEY, Robin L., Department of Geological Sciences, Univ of California, Webb Hall, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
160-010:30 AM FROM HOOVES TO FLIPPERS: NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE ECOLOGY OF EOCENE MARINE MAMMALS FROM STABLE ISOTOPES: CLEMENTZ, Mark T.1, GOSWAMI, Anjali2, KOCH, Paul L.1, and GINGERICH, Philip D.3, (1) Earth Science, Univ of California, Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, clementz@es.ucsc.edu, (2) Committee on Evolutionary Biology, Univ of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, (3) Museum of Paleontology, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
160-010:45 AM SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET: ESTIMATING THE NUMBER OF INVALID SPECIES NAMES: ALROY, John, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Univ of California, 735 State Street, Suite 300, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, alroy@nceas.ucsb.edu.
160-011:00 AM RATES OF EVOLUTION ON THE TIME SCALE OF THE EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS: GINGERICH, Philip D., Museum of Paleontology, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, gingeric@umich.edu.
160-011:15 AM NEODYMIUM ISOTOPIC COMPOSITION OF FOSSIL BONES–A DIAGENETIC TRACER: TÜTKEN, Thomas, University of Tübingen, Institut für Mineralogie, Petrologie und Geochemie, Wilhelmstrasse 56, Tübingen, 72074, Germany, thomas.tuetken@uni-tuebingen.de, VENNEMANN, Torsten W., University of Tübingen, Wilhelmstrasse 56, Tübingen, 72074, Germany, and PFRETZSCHNER, Hans-Ulrich, Universtity of Tübingen, Institut für Geologie und Paläontologie, Herrenberger Strasse 52, Tübingen, 72070, Germany
160-011:30 AM PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF A DIVERSE LOWER CRETACEOUS INSECT FAUNA FROM ABDRANT NURU, ULAN NUUR BASIN, GOBI DESERT, MONGOLIA: ASH, Amanda W., Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560-0121, ash.amanda@nmnh.si.edu, HICKS, Jason F., Department of Earth Science, Denver Museum of Nature & Sci, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO 80205, NICHOLS, Douglas J., USGS, Box 25046, Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225-0046, and WATABE, Mahito, Hayashibara Museum of Nat Sciences, Okayama, 700-0907, Japan
160-011:45 AM TOWARDS A MAGNETOSTRATIGRAPHY OF THE TERRESTRIAL PERMIAN-TRIASSIC BOUNDARY: PEHL, Curtis Warren, Department of Geological and Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology, 1201 E. California Blvd MC 170-25, Pasadena, CA 91125-0001, curtpehl@caltech.edu, KIRSCHVINK, Joseph L., Deparment of Geological and Planetary Science, California Institute Technology, 1201 E California Blvd MC 170-25, Pasadena, CA 91125-0001, and WARD, Peter D., Department of Geological Sciences, Univ of Washington, Geology; Mailstop 351310, Seattle, WA 98195-1310, Seattle, WA 98195-1310

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