2007 GSA Denver Annual Meeting (28–31 October 2007)
Session No. 144 Tuesday, 30 October 2007
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Colorado Convention Center: Exhibit Hall E/F

Paleontology (Posters) II: Environments, Ecosystems, and Interactions

Authors will be present from 9 to 11 AM
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144-184ROSSELIA ICHNOFABRIC IN THE MIOCENE PULLEN FORMATION, NORTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE INTERPRETATION OF REGIONAL TECTONICS: MILLER, William III and AALTO, K.R., Geology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521, wm1@humboldt.edu
144-285BENTHIC FORAMINIFERA IDENTIFY SOURCE AREA OF EARTHQUAKE- AND STORM-INDUCED TURBIDITE EVENTS, MONTEREY SUBMARINE CANYON, CALIFORNIA: MCGANN, Mary, US Geol Survey, 345 Middlefield Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025-3591, mmcgann@usgs.gov
144-386ONCOID GROWTH STRATEGIES IN RESPONSE TO FLUCTUATING DEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS DURING THE LATE EARLY CAMBRIAN OF EASTERN CALIFORNIA: UNAL, Emre and ZINSMEISTER, William J., Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, eunal@purdue.edu
144-487ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS OF HOST-ROCK MATRIX MINERALS ASSOCIATED WITH SOFT-TISSUE PRESERVATION IN THE BURGESS SHALE AND KINZERS FORMATIONS: MORLEY, Erin and POWELL, Wayne, Geology, Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210, emorley7@hotmail.com
144-588TAPHONOMY AND PALEOECOLOGY OF ORDOVICIAN PYRITIZED DEEP-WATER TRILOBITE FAUNAS FROM UPSTATE NEW YORK: FARRELL, Úna C. and BRIGGS, Derek E.G., Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, P.O. Box 208109, New Haven, CT 06520, una.farrell@yale.edu
144-689TAPHONOMY OF EARLY TRIASSIC GANOID FISH FOSSILS OF VEGA-PHROSO SILTSTONE MEMBER OF THE SULPHUR MOUNTAIN FORMATION NEAR WAPITI LAKE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: ANDERSON, Karen A. and WOODS, Adam D., Department of Geological Sciences, California State University, Fullerton, 800 North State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92834-6850, kanderson@fullerton.edu
144-790TAPHONAMY AND DEPOSITION OF THE HOUND ISLAND VERETBRATE FAUNA FROM THE LATE TRIASSIC OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA: ADAMS, Thomas L., Department of Geological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275-0395, tladams@smu.edu
144-891FORMATION AND TAPHONOMY OF THE SHARKTOOTH HILL BONEBED, A UNIQUE ACCUMULATION FROM THE MID-MIOCENE OF CALIFORNIA: PYENSON, Nicholas D.1, IRMIS, Randall B.1, and LIPPS, Jere H.2, (1) Museum of Paleontology and Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, University of California Museum of Paleontology, 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, CA 94720, pyenson@berkeley.edu, (2) Museum of Paleontology and Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, University of California Museum of Paleontology, 1101 Valley Life Sciences Bldg, Berkeley, CA 94720
144-992HABITAT OF THE UPPER CRETACEOUS HETEROMORPHIC AMMONOID DIDYMOCERAS IN THE WESTERN INTERIOR SEAWAY: SLATTERY, Joshua S., CLEMENTZ, Mark T., and JOHNSON, Michael R., Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, Dept. 3006, 1000 E. University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071, dinohyus@uwyo.edu
144-1093WHY ARE THE MOLLUSKS FROM THE EOCENE GOSPORT SAND SO BIG?: HAVELES, Andrew W. and IVANY, Linda C., Department of Earth Sciences, Syracuse University, Department of Earth Sciences, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, ahaveles@syr.edu
144-1194TWO-WAY CLUSTERING OF TAXON ABUNDANCE DATA: SEARCHING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AFFINITIES USING LATENT SEMANTIC ANALYSIS: HANDLEY, John C., Xerox Corporation, 800 Phillips Road, MS 128-27E, Webster, NY 14580, jhandley@rochester.rr.com and IVANY, Linda C., Department of Earth Sciences, Syracuse University, Department of Earth Sciences, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244
144-1295SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL CHANGES IN SUBSTRATE CONDITIONS IN THE NEOGENE ATLANTIC COASTAL PLAIN DEPOSITS OF VIRGINIA: ORNELL, Cassandra E., Department of Geology, Colby College, Waterville, ME 04901, ceornell@colby.edu, BARBOUR WOOD, Susan L., Geosciences and Natural Resources, Western Carolina University, 331 Stillwell Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723, and DALEY, Gwen M., Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Geology, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29732
144-1396MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OF MOLLUSCAN BIOFACIES OF THE PLIOCENE ETCHEGOIN GROUP, SAN JOAQUIN BASIN, CENTRAL CALIFORNIA: BOWERSOX, J. Richard, Department of Geography and Geosciences, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301, rickbsox@deloro.net and HARRIES, Peter J., Department of Geology, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., SCA 528, Tampa, FL 33620
144-1497PLEISTOCENE MARINE PALEOENVIRONMENTS ON THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS: FINGER, Kenneth L.1, HICKMAN, Carole S.2, JAMES, Matthew J.3, LIPPS, Jere H.2, PETERSON, Dawn E.1, PITT, Lois J.4, and PITT, William D.4, (1) Museum of Paleontology, University of California, 1101 Valley Life Sciences Bldg, Berkeley, CA 94720-4780, kfinger@berkeley.edu, (2) Department of Integrative Biology and Museum of Paleontology, University of California, 1101 Valley Life Sciences Bldg, Berkeley, CA 94720-4780, (3) Geology, Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609, (4) 244 38th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95822
144-1598“GHOST” FACIES: HOW CHANGES IN LIVING COMMUNITIES CAN INFLUENCE THE COMPOSITION AND DIVERSITY OF MOLLUSCAN DEATH ASSEMBLAGES (COPANO BAY, TEXAS): OLSZEWSKI, Thomas D.1, KLUG, Christopher A.2, and HORBACZEWSKI, Adam1, (1) Dept of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University, 3115 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3115, tomo@geo.tamu.edu, (2) Dept of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University, 3115 TAMU, College Station, TX 77845-3115
144-1699TAPHONOMIC ANALYSIS OF OYSTER SHELLS: A TECHNIQUE TO INTERPRET THE HOLOCENE HISTORY OF COASTAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: BOOTH, Amanda, Marine and Ecological Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, FL 33965, abooth@fgcu.edu and SAVARESE, Michael, Marine and Ecological Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Ft Myers, FL 33965
144-17100THE TAPHONOMIC SIGNATURE OF BIVALVES INHABITING HYDROCARBON SEEPS: DAHL, Robyn, Department of Geology, Oberlin College, 173 W. Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074, rdahl@oberlin.edu and PARSONS-HUBBARD, Karla, Geology Dept, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 44074
144-18101EFFECTS OF VALVE MICROSTRUCTURE ON STRENGTH AND PRESERVATION POTENTIAL OF TWO MODERN CHITON (MOLLUSCA, POLYPLACOPHORA) SPECIES: PUCHALSKI, Stephaney S., JOHNSON, Claudia C., and DOUGLAS, Bruce, Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana Univ, 1001 E. 10th St, Bloomington, IN 47405, spuchals@indiana.edu
144-19102UP IN ARMS: ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO ARM DISARTICULATION IN AN OPHIUROID MASS MORTALITY BED IN THE TIRABUZÓN FORMATION, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR: SHROAT-LEWIS, René A., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, The University of Tennessee, 306 Earth and Planetary Sciences Building, 1412 Circle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-1410, rshroatl@utk.edu and KELLEY, Patricia H., Geography and Geology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5944
144-20103AMPHIBIAN BODY IMPRESSIONS FROM THE MISSISSIPPIAN MAUCH CHUNK FORMATION, EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA: LUCAS, Spencer G., New Mexico Museum of Natural History, 1801 Mountain Road N.W, Albuquerque, NM 87104, spencer.lucas@state.nm.us, FILLMORE, David L., Physical Sciences, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA 19530, and SIMPSON, Edward L., Physical Sciences, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, 424 Boehm, Kutztown, PA 19530
144-21104PALEOBOTANICAL EVIDENCE FOR “PLUVIAL” INTERVALS IN THE WESTERN PANGEAN TROPICS DURING THE EARLY PERMIAN: RHODES, Kristopher, Department of Geology, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA 52314, krisrhodes@gmail.com, TABOR, Neil J., Department of Geological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dedman College, Dallas, TX 75275, DIMICHELE, William A., Paleobiology, National Museum of Nat History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, and CHANEY, Dan, Dept. of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C, DC 20560
144-22105CARBON-ISOTOPE ANALYSES OF FOSSIL PLANTS IN TRIASSIC ISCHIGUALASTO FORMATION (ARGENTINA): PALEOECOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS: COLOMBI, Carina E., CONICET - Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad National de San Juan, Av. España 400 (Norte), San Juan, 5400, Argentina, ccolombi@unsj.edu.ar, MONTANEZ, Isabel, Department of Geology, Univ of California, Davis, CA 95616, and PARRISH, Judith Totman, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Univ of Idaho, P.O. Box 443022, Moscow, ID 83844
144-23106A LATE JURASSIC LACUSTRINE BIOTA FROM THE MORRISON FORMATION OF COLORADO: SMALL, Bryan J., Department of Earth Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature and Sci, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205, bsmall@dmns.org, GORMAN, Mark A. II, University of Colorado, 1300 30th St, D5-12, Boulder, CO 80303, PARDO, Jason, University of Colorado, and SMITH, Dena, CU Museum of Natural History, Univ of Colorado, Campus Box 265, Boulder, CO 80309
144-24107TAPHONOMY OF THE MYGATT-MOORE QUARRY, A LARGE DINOSAUR BONEBED IN THE UPPER JURASSIC MORRISON FORMATION OF WESTERN COLORADO: FOSTER, John R., Museum of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 20000, Grand Junction, CO 81502, jfoster@westcomuseum.org, HUNT, ReBecca K., Department of Geology, Augustana College, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201, and KING, Lorin, Dinosaur Depot Museum, 330 Royal Gorge Blvd. #A, Cañon City, CO 81212
144-25108USING POORLY PRESERVED HELL CREEK FORMATION MUSSELS TO INTERPRET PALEOENVIRONMENTS: JUSTHAM, Tanya P., HARTMAN, Joseph H., and KOROM, Scott F., Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota, 81 Cornell Street Stop 8358, Grand Forks, ND 58202, tanya.justham@und.nodak.edu
144-26109MIOCENE COASTAL VEGETATION PRESERVED BY VOLCANIC ERUPTION AT CAPE BLANCO, OREGON: EMERSON, Lisa F., Department of Geologic Sciences, University of Oregon, 1272 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, lemerson@uoregon.edu and RETALLACK, Gregory J., Geological Sciences, Univ of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403
144-27110ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS OF THE TECOPA BASIN DURING THE MIDDLE PLEISTOCENE BASED ON FOSSILIZED DIATOM ASSEMBLAGES BELOW THE BISHOP TUFF: SCHUMAKER, Dave, Department of Geosciences, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132, dschu@ess.ucla.edu
144-28111TAPHONOMY OF TERRESTRIAL GASTROPODS AT THE BIG PLATTE LOCALITY, SOUTHWESTERN WISCONSIN: KUCHTA, Matthew1, GEARY, Dana2, DIEM, Bridget3, and SLAUGHTER, Richard2, (1) Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1215 W. Dayton St, Madison, WI 53706, mk@geology.wisc.edu, (2) Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, 1215 W. Dayton St, Madison, WI 53706, (3) Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1215 W. Dayton St, Madison, MN 53706
144-29112PRE- AND POST-EUROPEAN FOREST COMPOSITION AND BOG FLORA CHANGES DOCUMENTED BY POLLEN FROM MAINE SPHAGNUM CORES: CLARK, C. Kittinger1, KRUMDIECK, Newton W.1, LITTLEFIELD, Elizabeth F.1, and NELSON, Robert E.2, (1) Department of Geology, Colby College, 5800 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901-8858, cclark@colby.edu, (2) Dept. of Geology, Colby College, 5804 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901-8858
144-30113ESTIMATING EXTENT OF DIAGENETIC OVERPRINTING AND STABLE ISOTOPE VALUES OF LATE CRETACEOUS VERTEBRATE MICROFOSSIL ENAMELOID: EVIDENCE FOR PALEOECOLOGICAL RECONSTRUCTIONS: DEMAR, David G. Jr1, CLEMENTZ, Mark T.2, and BREITHAUPT, Brent H.1, (1) Geological Museum, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071, raptor_74@msn.com, (2) Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, Dept. 3006, 1000 E. University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071
144-31114MN UPTAKE IN FOSSIL TEETH: SIMULATING FOSSIL DIAGENESIS IN CROCODYLIAN AND MAMMALIAN TEETH: BLACKWELL, Bonnie A.B.1, LEUNG, James J.S.2, ORTEGA, Amy J.2, SKINNER, Anne R.3, and BLICKSTEIN, Joel I.B.4, (1) Department of Chemistry, Williams College, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267, bonnie.a.b.blackwell@williams.edu, (2) RFK Science Research Institute, Glenwood Landing, NY 11547-0866, jleung612@gmail.com, (3) Dept. of Chemistry, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267, (4) RFK Science Research Institute, Box 866, Glenwood Landing, NY 11547-0866
144-32115A 50 MILLION YEAR RECORD OF ECOLOGICAL AND TAXONOMIC DIVERSITY FOR SIRENIANS FROM THE TETHYS-MEDITERRANEAN AND WEST ATLANTIC-CARIBBEAN REGIONS: CLEMENTZ, Mark T., Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, Dept. 3006, 1000 E. University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071, mclemen1@uwyo.edu, DOMNING, Daryl P., Department of Anatomy, Howard University, 520 W St. NW, Washington, DC 20059, and SORBI, Silvia, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Universita di Pisa, Via S. Maria, 53, Pisa, 56126, Italy
144-33116USING OXYGEN ISOTOPES IN TOOTH ENAMEL AND BONE TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN TERRESTRIAL AND AQUATIC ANIMALS: BOTTRELL, Philip M. and CLEMENTZ, Mark T., Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, 1000 University Ave. University of Wyoming, Dept. 3006, Laramie, WY 82071, pbottrel@uwyo.edu
144-34117COMPARING THREE GEOCHEMICAL METHODS OF ASSESSING TROPHIC DIVERSITY IN ANCIENT MARINE ECOSYSTEMS: PEEK, Stephanie, Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, Dept. #3006, 1000 E. University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071-3006, speek@uwyo.edu and CLEMENTZ, Mark T., Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, Dept. 3006, 1000 E. University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071
144-35118PALEOECOLOGY OF PLEISTOCENE MEGAFAUNA IN SOUTHERN NEVADA: ISOTOPIC EVIDENCE FOR BROWSING ON HALOPHYTIC PLANTS: VETTER, Lael1, LACHNIET, Matthew S.2, and ROWLAND, Stephen M.2, (1) Department of Geology, University of California Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, lael.vetter@gmail.com, (2) Department of Geoscience, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Box 454010, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4010
144-36119ANATOMICALLY PRESERVED CATERPILLAR COPROLITES FROM THE MIDDLE MIOCENE YAKIMA CANYON FLORA OF CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE, USA: WILKENS, Nathan D.1, DEVORE, Melanie L.2, BARMAN, Everette2, and PIGG, Kathleen B.3, (1) School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, PO Box 871404, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404, nathan.wilkens@asu.edu, (2) Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences, Georgia College & State University, 135 Herty Hall, Milledgeville, GA 31061, (3) School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, PO Box 874501, Tempe, AZ 85287-4501
144-37120CINCINNATIAN ESCARGO: GASTROPOD-BRYOZOAN TAPHONOMY DEMONSTRATES PRESENCE OF AN UNDEFINED, LATE ORDOVICIAN, SHELL-PEELING PREDATOR: ERICKSON, J. Mark, Geology Department, St. Lawrence Univ, Canton, NY 13617, meri@stlawu.edu
144-38121EVIDENCE FOR SPECIALIZED SHELL-BREAKING CRAB CLAWS FROM THE LATE CRETACEOUS OF MEXICO: VEGA, Francisco J., Instituto de Geologia, UNAM, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacan, México, DF, 04510, Mexico, vegver@servidor.unam.mx, DIETL, Gregory P., Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, and VENTURA, Jose F., Calle Santa Engracia # 257, Fraccionamiento Santa Elena, Saltillo, 11090, Mexico
144-39122CLUMPING BEHAVIOR: AN ANTI-PREDATORY STRATEGY AGAINST DRILLING PREDATION: CASEY, Michelle, Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, P.O. Box 208109, New Haven, CT 06511, michelle.casey@yale.edu and CHATTOPADHYAY, Devapriya, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
144-40Paper Withdrawn
144-41124PREY-SIZE SELECTIVITY IN THE BIVALVE CHIONE IN THE FLORIDA PLIOCENE-PLEISTOCENE: A REEVALUATION: PAUL, Shubhabrata, Geology, University of Souith Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620, shubhabrata2005@gmail.com, HERBERT, Gregory, Department of Geology, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave, SCA 528, Tampa, FL 33620, and DIETL, Gregory, Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
144-42125DRILL HOLES IN CENOZOIC BRACHIOPODS FROM AUSTRALIA AND A TEST OF THE “LOW NUTRITIONAL VALUE” HYPOTHESIS: TUURA, Megan, Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1005, mtuura@umich.edu, BAUMILLER, Tomasz K., Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079, and MCNAMARA, Kenneth J., Department of Earth Science, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB2 3EQ, United Kingdom
144-43126PREDATORY INTERACTIONS BETWEEN ANEMONES AND BRITTLE-STARS DURING OXYGEN DEFICIENCY EVENTS IN THE NORTHERN ADRIATIC SEA: RIEDEL, Bettina, Department of Marine Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, A-1090, Austria, bettina.riedel@univie.ac.at, STACHOWITSCH, Michael, Department of Marine Biology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, Vienna, A-1090, Austria, and ZUSCHIN, Martin, Department of Palaeontology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, Vienna, A-1090, Austria, martin.zuschin@univie.ac.at
144-44127PREFERENCES OF CORNULITES FOR ANTHRACOSPIRIFER VERSUS PUNCTOSPIRIFER IN THE CHESTERIAN BANGOR LIMESTONE, ALABAMA, USA: SCHNEIDER, Chris L., Geology, University of California at Davis, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, schneider@geology.ucdavis.edu and WATERS, Johnny A., Department of Geology, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28645
144-45128ECOLOGICAL SUCCESSION IN CRYPTIC SCLEROBIONT COMMUNITIES FROM THE CALLOVIAN (MIDDLE JURASSIC) NEAR KRAKÓW, POLAND: ZAVAR, Elyse, Department of Geology, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH 44691, ezavar@wooster.edu, WILSON, Mark A., Department of Geology, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH 44691-2363, and KROBICKI, Michal, AGH University of Science and Technology, Mickiewicza 30; 30-059 Kraków, Poland, Krakow, 30-059, Poland
144-46129CORAL RECRUITS ON SUBMERGED CULTURAL ARTIFACTS, 1724 GUADALUPE UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRESERVE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: JOHNSON, Claudia C.1, BEEKER, Charles D.2, BUDZIAK, Anna T.3, STEWART, Joshua D.4, and KAUFFMAN, Erle G.1, (1) Geological Sciences, Indiana University, 1001 E. 10th St, Bloomington, IN 47405, claudia@indiana.edu, (2) Kinesiology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, (3) Project AWARE Foundation, 30151 Tomas Street, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688, (4) IMP, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405

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