2004 Denver Annual Meeting (November 7–10, 2004)

Paper No. 6
Presentation Time: 2:45 PM


SCOTCHMOOR, Judith G., UC Museum of Paleontology, Univ of California, 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building #4780, Berkeley, CA 94720-4780, LINDBERG, David R., Dept. of Integrative Biology and Museum of Paleontology, Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1101 Valley Life Sciences Bldg, Berkeley, CA 94720 and SPRINGER, Dale A., Bloomsburg Univ, 400 E 2nd St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301, jscotch@uclink.berkeley.edu

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