2003 Seattle Annual Meeting (November 2–5, 2003)
Session No. 40 Sunday, November 2, 2003
1:00 PM-3:45 PM, Washington State Convention and Trade Center: 4C-3

Paleontology/Paleobotany VIII: Early Life

James W. Hagadorn and Stephen Q. Dornbos, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
40-11:00 PM GENOME EVOLUTION IN NEOPROTEROZOIC BILATERIANS: VALENTINE, James W., Integrative Biology, Univ of California, Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology, Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, jwvsossi@socrates.berkeley.edu.
40-21:15 PM SPRIGGINA IS A TRILOBITOID ECDYSOZOAN: MCMENAMIN, Mark A.S., Department of Earth and Environment, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 01075, mmcmenam@mtholyoke.edu.
40-31:30 PM AN EDIACARAN-LIKE ARTHROPOD FROM THE KAILI BIOTA (MIDDLE CAMBRIAN, GUIZHOU PROVINCE, CHINA) - A MISSING LINK FOR ASSESSING THE EARLY EVOLUTION OF ARTHROPODS: LIN, Jih-Pai, Geological Sciences, Ohio State University, 125 South Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, lin.542@osu.edu.
40-41:45 PM DECONSTRUCTING HELICOPLACOIDS: CUTTING OUT TWO-DIMENSIONAL PLATING DIAGRAMS FOR THE MOST PUZZLING CAMBRIAN ECHINODERMS: SPRINKLE, James, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, echino@mail.utexas.edu and WILBUR, Bryan C., Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712
40-52:00 PM SHORT-STEMMED EOCRINOIDS OF THE MIDDLE CAMBRIAN KAILI BIOTA,GUIZHOU PROVINCE, CHINA: ZHAO, Yuanlong, Institute of Resources and Environmental Science, Guizhou Univ of Technology, Guiyang, 550003, China, zhaoyl@public.gz.cn and PARSLEY, Ronald L., Dept. of Earth And Environmental Sciences, Tulane Univ, New Orleans, LA 70118, parsley@tulane.edu
 2:15 PM Break
40-62:30 PM UPPER CAMBRIAN MEDUSAE FROM WISCONSIN: HAGADORN, James W., Department of Geology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, jwhagadorn@amherst.edu, DOTT, Robert H. Jr, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, and DAMROW, Daniel, 1014 West Highway C, Mosinee, WI 54455
40-72:45 PM UNDERSTANDING BURGESS SHALE-TYPE PRESERVATION: NEW INSIGHTS FROM THE WHEELER SHALE, UTAH: GAINES, Robert R., Univ California - Riverside, Dept Earth Sciences -036, Riverside, CA 92507, rgaines@citrus.ucr.edu, KENNEDY, Martin J., Department of Earth Science, Univeristy of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521-0423, and DROSER, Mary L., Earth Sciences, UCR, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521
40-83:00 PM VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE EDIACARAN SEA: WHAT’S MISSING FROM THE PICTURE?: DROSER, Mary L., Dept. of Earth Sciences, Univ of California, Riverside, 1432 Geology Bldg, Riverside, CA 92521, mary.droser@ucr.edu, GEHLING, Jim G., Palaeontology, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, 5000, Australia, and JENSEN, Sören, Area de Paleontologia, Universidad de Extremadura, Arda. de Elvas s/n, Badajoz, E-06071, Spain
40-93:15 PM ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS ON TAPHONOMY OF NEOPROTEROZOIC DOUSHANTUO PHOSPHATIZED ANIMAL EMBRYOS: DORNBOS, Stephen Q. and BOTTJER, David J., Department of Earth Sciences, Univ of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740, sdornbos@usc.edu
40-103:30 PM MICROBIALLY INDUCED SEDIMENTARY STRUCTURES – A NEW WINDOW IN UNDERSTANDING EARLY LIFE: EXAMPLES FROM ARCHEAN SANDSTONES, SOUTH AFRICA: NOFFKE, Nora, Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion Univ, 4600, Elkhorn Ave, Norfolk, VA 23529, nnoffke@odu.edu, ERIKSSON, Ken A., Dept. of Geological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, HAZEN, Robert, Carnegie Institution of Washington DC, 5251 Broad Branch Road NW, Washington, DC, 20015-1305, NHLEKO, Noah, Geologial Department, Rand Afrikaas Univ Johannesburg, Auckland Park 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa, and SIMPSON, Ed L.

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