2006 Philadelphia Annual Meeting (22–25 October 2006)
Session No. 23 Sunday, 22 October 2006
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Pennsylvania Convention Center: Exhibit Hall C

Paleontology/Paleobotany (Posters) I: Paleoecology, Taphonomy, and Early Life

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23-124MOLLUSCAN ECOLOGICAL TRENDS ACROSS A HUMAN-IMPACT ORGANIC LOAD GRADIENT ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SHORE: EDELMAN-FURSTENBERG, Yael, Geological Survey of Israel, 30 Malchei Yisrael St, Jerusalem 95501 Israel, yael@gsi.gov.il
23-225THE IMPACT OF VARIABLE FOSSILIZATION ON RECONSTRUCTIONS OF PALEOCOMMUNITIES AND COMMUNITY DYNAMICS: THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY COMMUNITY: HERTOG, Rachel1, ROOPNARINE, Peter D.2, WANG, Steve C.3, ANGIELCZYK, Kenneth D.4, and OLSON, Martin2, (1) Invertebrate Zoology & Geology, California Academy of Sciences, 875 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103, rhertog@calacademy.org, (2) Department of Invertebrate Zoology & Geology, California Academy of Sciences, 875 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103, (3) Mathematics and Statistics, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, (4) Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, United Kingdom
23-326TAPHONOMY OF A MOLLUSCAN ASSEMBLAGE FROM THE CALOOSAHATCHEE FORMATION (PLIO-PLEISTOCENE) TYPE AREA, LA BELLE, FLORIDA: LEWIS, René, KELLEY, Patricia H., MCCOY, Michelle, and MASON, Patricia, Geography and Geology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5944, ral8486@uncw.edu
23-427AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH FOR INTERPRETING SHARK TOOTH TAPHONOMY: TULU, Yasemin, Department of Geological Sciences, Michigan State University, 206 Natural Science Building, East Lansing, MI 48824-1115, tuluyase@msu.edu
23-528IMPLICATION OF DIAGENETIC ALTERATIONS IN PALEONTOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS: AN EXAMPLE USING ADÉLIE PENGUIN EGGSHELLS FROM ANTARCTICA: CAVALLERANO, Edward J., Geology and Geography Department, University of North Carolina Pembroke, P.O. Box 1510, Pembroke, NC 28372, edward.cavallerano@uncp.edu and EMSLIE, Steven D., Department of Biological Sciences, Univ of North Carolina, 601 S. College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
23-629EXCEPTIONAL OCCURRENCE OF FOSSIL BALEEN IN THE MIOCENE/PLIOCENE PISCO FORMATION, PERU: ESPERANTE, Raúl, Geoscience Research Institute, 11060 Campus St, Loma Linda, CA 92350, resperante@llu.edu, NICK, Kevin, GSA Geology and Health Division, Loma Linda University, 11065 Campus St., Griggs Hall Rm 138, Loma Linda, CA 92350, and BRAND, Leonard, Department of Natural Sciences, Loma Linda Univ, Loma Linda, CA 92350
23-730LACUSTRINE OSTRACODS AND OTHER MICROCRUSTACEANS WITH PRESERVED APPENDAGES FROM THE MIOCENE BARSTOW FORMATION: LEGGITT, V. Leroy, Department of Earth and Biological Sciences, Loma Linda University, Loma LInda, CA 92350, lleggitt@llu.edu
23-831EXCEPTIONAL PRESERVATION OF MIDDLE CRETACEOUS (ALBIAN) THECAMOEBIANS (ARCELLACEANS): EVOLUTION OF A TRANSIENT LACUSTRINE ENVIRONMENT: VAN HENGSTUM, Peter J., School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada, vanhenp@mcmaster.ca, REINHARDT, Eduard G., School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada, and GROCKE, Darren R., Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE, United Kingdom
23-932DIFFERENT MODES OF WOOD PRESERVATION IN AN ISOTAPHONOMIC SETTING OF THE MORENO HILL FORMATION (TURONIAN, “MIDDLE” CRETACEOUS) OF NEW MEXICO: SWEENEY, Ian J., CU Museum and Department of Geological Sciences, Univ of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, Ian.Sweeney@Colorado.edu, CHIN, Karen, CU Museum and Department of Geological Sciences, Univ of Colorado at Boulder, UCB 265, Boulder, CO 80309, HOWER, James C., Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, 2540 Research Park Dr, Lexington, KY 40511-8479, and WOLFE, Douglas G., Adjunct Curator of Paleontology, New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque, NM 87104
23-1033THE TAPHONOMY OF PLANT MESOFOSSILS FROM A TEMPERATE SILICLASTIC WETLAND: WELSH, Lisa W., RAYMOND, Anne, MCGUIRE, Jennifer, and BAEZ-CAZULL, Susan, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3115, lisa03@gmail.com
23-1134CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE MODERN ANALOG FOR SPHEROIDAL MICROFOSSILS: KODNER, Robin, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford St, Botanical Museum, Cambridge, MA 02138, kodner@fas.harvard.edu, KNOLL, Andrew, Botanical Museum, Harvard Univ, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, HELM, Rebecca, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL 33711, MARSHALL, Craig, Department Of Chemistry, University of Sydney, Sydney, 2006, Australia, and SUMMONS, Roger, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 44 Carleton St, E34-246, Cambridge, MA 02138
23-1235TUBULAR MACROFOSSILS FROM THE EDIACARAN NAMA GROUP, NAMIBIA: COHEN, Phoebe A.1, BRADLEY, Alexander S.2, KNOLL, Andrew H.3, ABELSON, John4, GROTZINGER, John5, HAND, Kevin6, JENSEN, Soren7, LOVE, Gordon2, and MCLOUGHLIN, Nicola8, (1) Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, 20 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, pacohen@fas.harvard.edu, (2) Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, (3) Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, (4) Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, (5) Geological and Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, (6) Department of Geoloigcal & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, (7) Department of Earth Sciences, Univ of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, (8) Earth Sciences, Oxford Univ, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PR
23-1336INCISED VALLEYS, TREPTICHNUS PEDUM, AND THE PRECAMBRIAN-CAMBRIAN BOUNDARY IN NAMIBIA: GROTZINGER, John1, TICE, Mike1, METZ, Joannah1, ABELSON, John2, HAND, Kevin3, JENSEN, Sören4, KNOLL, Andy5, MCLOUGHLIN, Nicola6, SHEPARD, Bekah7, and WILSON, Jon5, (1) Geological and Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, grotz@gps.caltech.edu, (2) Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, (3) Department of Geoloigcal & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, (4) Area de Paleontologia, Universidad de Extremadura, Arda. de Elvas s/n, Badajoz, E-06071, Spain, (5) Botanical Museum, Harvard Univ, Cambridge, MA 02139, (6) Earth Sciences, Oxford Univ, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PR, (7) Geology Department, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616
23-1437CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CHLORITE AND MUSCOVITE IN TRILOBITE FOSSILS AND SURROUNDING MATRIX FROM THE BURGESS SHALE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: PAPANEOCLEOUS, Andreas, Geology, Brooklyn College, 2900- Bedford Avenue,Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY 11210, atp@nyc.rr.com and POWELL, Wayne G., Geology, Brooklyn College, CUNY, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210
23-1538CHARACTERISTICS OF PYRITE IN THE MIDDLE CAMBRIAN BURGESS SHALE FORMATION WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR PALEO-REDOX CONDITIONS DURING DEPOSITION: SINGH, Subraham, Department of Geology, Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210, SUPYSINGH@aol.com and POWELL, Wayne, Geology, Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210
23-1639CHARACTERIZATION OF BURGESS SHALE TYPE BIOFACIES FROM THE WHEELER SHALE, UTAH: KRAMER, Anthony, Department of Geology, University of Cincinati, P.O. Box 0013, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013, isotelus@hotmail.com
23-1740MAZON CREEK (DESMONESIAN, PENNSYLVANIAN) PTERIDOSPERM - ARTHROPOD INTERACTION: NON-MARGINAL LEAF FEEDING: PECAR, Janez, 209 West Market St, PO Box 145, Cadiz, OH 43907, janez@eohio.net
23-1841CARDIOCERID AMMONITE JAWS FOUND IN GASTRIC CONTENTS OF A PLESIOSAUR FROM THE UPPER REDWATER SHALE (LOWER OXFORDIAN): WAHL, William R., Wyoming Dinosaur Center, 110 Carter Ranch Road, Thermopolis, WY 82443, wwahl2@aol.com
23-1942FUNCTIONAL GROUPS, PREDATOR IDENTITY, AND DRILLING GASTROPODS IN THE FOSSIL RECORD: FARRELL, Una, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, una.farrell@yale.edu, DIETL, Gregory P., Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, and VEILLEUX, David, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Milford Laboratory, 212 Rogers Avenue, Milford, CT 06460
23-2043DRILLING PREDATION IN THE CALOOSAHATCHEE FORMATION (PLIO-PLEISTOCENE OF FLORIDA): TEST OF A LATITUDINAL PREDATION GRADIENT: MCCOY, Michelle1, KELLEY, Patricia H.1, HANSEN, Thor A.2, LEWIS, René1, and MASON, Patricia1, (1) Geography and Geology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5944, mlm8778@uncw.edu, (2) Geology, Western Washington Univ, Bellingham, WA 98225
23-2144TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON SHELL GROWTH PATTERNS IN MERCENARIA MERCENARIA AT VARIOUS LATITUDES ALONG THE U.S. ATLANTIC COAST: CLARK, George R. II, Department of Geology, Kansas State Univ, 108 Thompson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506, grc@ksu.edu and SCHOENE, Bernd R., Inst. Geology and Paleontology, Univ. Frankfurt, Senckenberganlage 32-34, Frankfurt a. M, 60325, Germany
23-2245TESTING PALEOENVIRONMENTAL GRADIENTS IN THE UPPER ORDOVICIAN WHITEWATER FORMATION OF THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES: ZUBIN-STATHOPOULOS, Katharine D., Department of Geology, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Dr, CMR 1413, Canton, NY 13617, kdzubi04@stlawu.edu, JONES, Wade T., Department of Geology, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Dr, CMR 352, Canton, NY 13617, CORNELL, Sean R., Department of Geology, Univ of Cincinnati, H.N. Fisk Laboratory of Sedimentology, 500 Geology Physics Bldg, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013, and ERICKSON, J. Mark, Geology Department, St. Lawrence Univ, Canton, NY 13617
23-2346LLANDOVERY (EARLY SILURIAN) ORTHIDE BRACHIOPOD ASSOCIATIONS FROM ANTICOSTI ISLAND, EASTERN CANADA: LI, Rong-Yu, Department of Geology, Brandon University, 270-18th Street, Brandon, MB R7B6A9, Canada, lir@brandonu.ca and ALLEN, Trevor, Hudson’s Bay Mining & Smelting, 17 Danard Ave, Flin Flon, MB R8A 0B9, Canada
23-2447PALEOENVIRONMENTAL SIGNIFICANCE OF INVERTEBRATE FAUNAS FROM THE LATE MISSISSIPPIAN LOYALHANNA FORMATION OF THE NORTH-CENTRAL APPALACHIAN BASIN: BREZINSKI, David K., Section of Geology and Invertebrate Paleontology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213 and KOLLAR, Albert D., Section of Invertebrate Paleontology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, kollara@carnegiemuseums.org
23-2548FOSSIL COMMUNITIES WITHIN TWO MARINE MEMBERS OF THE UPPER HINTON FORMATION, UPPER MISSISSIPPIAN, WEST VIRGINIA: VANCE, Timothy, CAWTHERN, Thomas R., and KAMMER, Thomas W., Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6300, tvance2@mix.wvu.edu
23-2649EARLY PERMIAN-EARLY TRIASSIC BENTHIC COMMUNITY STRUCTURE OF THE BILK CREEK MOUNTAINS, HUMBOLDT COUNTY, NORTHWESTERN NEVADA: KLUG, Christopher Allen, Geology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403, Klugca@bgnet.bgsu.edu, YACOBUCCI, Margaret M., Department of Geology, Bowling Green State University, 190 Overman Hall, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0211, and MATHEWS, Josh, Geography, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL 60115
23-2750ISOPOD AND TANAIDACEAN CRUSTACEANS (PERACARIDA) FROM THE CRETACEOUS (ALBIAN) OF CHIAPAS, SOUTHERN MEXICO: SYSTEMATIC AND PALEOECOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS: SERRANO, Maria de Lourdes, Instituto de Geología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacán, Mexico City, 04510, Mexico, vegver@servidor.unam.mx, VEGA, Francisco J., Instituto de Geologia, UNAM, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacan, Mexico DF, 04510, Mexico, and BRUCE, Niel, Marine Biodiversity and Biosecurity, NIWA, Private Bag 14901, Kilbirnie, Wellington, 14901, New Zealand
23-2851UPPER CRETACEOUS (TURONIAN) CRUSTACEA FROM THE AUSTIN GROUP, NORTHEASTERN MEXICO: EVIDENCE FOR A PELAGIC ASSEMBLAGE: VEGA, Francisco J., Instituto de Geologia, UNAM, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacan, Mexico DF, 04510, Mexico, vegver@servidor.unam.mx, NYBORG, Torrey G., Department of Natural Sciences, Loma Linda Univ, Loma Linda, CA 92350, STINNESBECK, Wolfgang, Geological Institute, Univ of Karlsruhe, P.O. Box 6980, Karlsruhe, 76128, Germany, and PORRAS, Héctor, Museo de Múzquiz A. C, Zaragoza 209 Ote, Múzquiz, 26340, Mexico
23-2952A WHALE SKELETON-BIVALVE COMMUNITY FROM THE LATE MIOCENE OF CALIFORNIA: HAASL, David M., Museum of Paleontology, University of California, 1101 VLSB, Berkeley, CA 94720, dhaasl@berkeley.edu and PYENSON, Nicholas, Integrative Biology, Univ of California, Berkeley, 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, CA 94720
23-3053PALEOENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF MID-HOLOCENE SERPULID TUBE/TUFA MOUNDS AND UNDERLYING CORAL COLONIES, ENRIQUILLO VALLEY, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: WINSOR, Kelsey1, CURRAN, H. Allen1, GREER, Lisa2, and GLUMAC, Bosiljka1, (1) Department of Geology, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063, kwinsor@smith.edu, (2) Department of Geology, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450
23-3154SPECIES DISTRIBUTION, CORAL GROWTH AND SEDIMENTATION IN A MID-HOLOCENE CORAL REEF: CAÑADA HONDA, WESTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: CUEVAS, David N., Department of Marine Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Isla Magueyes Laboratories, PO Box 908, Lajas, PR 00667, davocam1@yahoo.com, SHERMAN, Clark E., Department of Marine Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Isla Magueyes Laboratories, PO Box 908, Lajas, PR 00667, RAMIREZ, Wilson, Dept. of Geology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, PO Box 9017, Mayaguez, PR 00681, and HUBBARD, Dennis K., Dept. of Geology, Oberlin College, 52 W. Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074
23-3255AN EARLY JURASSIC NON-MARINE FOSSIL ASSEMBLAGE FROM THE PORTLAND FORMATION, HARTFORD BASIN, MASSACHUSETTS: COLLETTE, Joseph H.1, GETTY, Patrick R.1, and HAGADORN, James W.2, (1) Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, jcolletteiii@comcast.net, (2) Department of Geology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002
23-3356PALEOECOLOGY OF A MAASTRICHTIAN VERTEBRATE COMMUNITY FROM MONTANA: MAGUIRE, Kaitlin C., Geological Sciences, Ohio University, 316 Clippinger Laboratories, Athens, OH 45701, kmaguire@gwu.edu, CARRANO, Matthew T., Deparment of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, NHB, MRC-121, Washington, DC 20013-7012, and KAYE, Thomas G., 404 Hillcrest, Prospect Heights, IL 60070
23-3457A MICROVERTEBRATE FAUNA OF THE UPPER CRETACEOUS (LATE SANTONIAN – EARLY CAMPANIAN) MENEFEE FORMATION, NORTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO: LEWIS, Caleb, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, MSCO3-2040, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, muaddib7@unm.edu, HECKERT, Andrew B., Dept. of Geology, Appalachian State University, ASU Box 32067, Boone, NC 28608, and LUCAS, Spencer G., New Mexico Museum of Natural History, 1801 Mountain Road N.W, Albuquerque, NM 87104
23-3558ENVIRONMENT OF DEPOSITION AT THE EXCAVATION SITE OF THE DINOSAUR NOTHRONYCHUS SP. (THERIZINOSAURIA, THEROPODA) FROM THE UPPER CRETACEOUS TROPIC SHALE IN SOUTHERN UTAH FROM SEDIMENTOLOGICAL AND MICROFAUNAL ANALYSES: MCCORMICK, Kaitlin A., Geology, Northern Arizona University, PO Box 4099, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, kam269@nau.edu and GILLETTE, David D., Geology, Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
23-3659RECONSTRUCTING THE MIGRATION PATTERNS OF PREHISTORIC BISON USING ANALYSES OF TOOTH ENAMEL CARBON, OXYGEN, AND STRONTIUM ISOTOPE RATIOS: IMPLICATIONS FOR PALEOENVIRONMENTAL RECONSTRUCTIONS: HOPPE, Kathryn A., Burke Museum of History and Culture, University of Washington, Campus Box 3010, Seattle, WA 98195, hoppe@ess.washington.edu, PAYTAN, Adina, Dept. of Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA 94305-2115, CHAMBERLAIN, Page, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford Univ, Stanford, and NELSON, Bruce K., Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
23-3760INCREASED RUNOFF AND GROUNDWATER DISCHARGE AS EVIDENCED BY LATE PLEISTOCENE PHREATOPHYTE ASSEMBLAGES IN THE PAMPA DEL TAMARUGAL BASIN, ATACAMA DESERT, NORTHERN CHILE (21° S): GAYO, Eugenia M.1, LATORRE, Claudio1, NESTER, Peter2, and JORDAN, Teresa E.2, (1) CASEB/Departmento de Ecologia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, & Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity, Casilla 653, Santiago, 6513677, Chile, emgayo@puc.cl, (2) Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, Snee Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-1504

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