2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

Session No. 303
Wednesday, 8 October 2008: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Paleontology (Posters) IV - Stratigraphy and Morphology

Authors will be present from 4 to 6 PM.


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Composite Section Formation Via Simulated Annealing of Horizon Ordination
SHEETS, H. David1, WILLIS, John M.1, IZARD, Zachary1 and MITCHELL, Charles2, (1)Dept. of Physics, Canisius College, 2001 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14208, (2)Geology, University at Buffalo, 411 Cooke Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260, sheets@canisius.edu, sheets@canisius.edu
Basal Cambrian Microfossils from the Yangtze and Tarim Blocks
DONG, Lin, BP America Inc, 501 Westlake Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77079, XIAO, Shuhai, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 4044 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061, SHEN, Bing, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ, Blacksburg, VA 24061, ZHOU, Chuanming, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, 210008, China, LI, Guoxiang, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, 210008, China and YAO, Jinxian, College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, China, lin.dong@bp.com, lin.dong@bp.com
Bedding Plane Co-Occurrence of Biostratigraphically Useful Conodonts and Graptolites in Ordovician Shale Sequences
LESLIE, S.A.1, GOLDMAN, D.2, WILLIAMS, N.A.2, DEROSE, L.M.1 and HAWKINS, Andrew D.3, (1)Geology and Environmental Sciences, James Madison University, MSC 6903, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, (2)Department of Geology, Univ of Dayton, Dayton, OH 45469, (3)Geosciences, Virginia Tech, 4044 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24060, lesliesa@jmu.edu, lesliesa@jmu.edu
Preliminary Reassessment of Upper Ordovician (Sandbian-Katian) Conodont Biostratigraphy at Dolly Ridge, West Virginia and Its Integration with Tephrochronology and Graptolite Biostratigraphy
HAWKINS, A.D.1, DEROSE, L.M.1, LESLIE, S.A.1, YOUNG, S.A.2, SELL, B.K.3, SAMSON, S.D.3, MITCHELL, C.E.4 and SADLER, P.M.5, (1)Geology and Environmental Sciences, James Madison University, MSC 6903, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, (2)Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University, 1001 East 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, (3)Earth Sciences, Syracuse University, Heroy Geology Laboratory, Syracuse, NY 13244, (4)Geology, The University at Buffalo, Box 603050, Buffalo, 14260-3050, (5)Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, hawkinad@jmu.edu, hawkinad@jmu.edu
Very Late Frasnian (Upper Devonian) Brachiopod Fauna of the Theodossia Scopulorum Zone in the Paleoequatorial Mackenzie Shelf (Northwest Territories-Canada) - Western Laurussia
SULLIVAN, Nick, Geological Sciences, SUNY College at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY 14454 and DAY, Jed, Geography-Geology, Illinois State Univ, Normal, IL 61790-4400, nbs2@geneseo.edu, nbs2@geneseo.edu
Biostratigraphy of Crinoids from the Wymps Gap Member of the Greenbrier Formation (Mississippian, Chesterian) In Northern West Virginia
KAMMER, Thomas, Geology and Geography, West Virginia Univ, Morgantown, WV 26506-6300 and SPRINGER, Gregory, Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio Univ, 316 Clippinger, Athens, OH 45701, tkammer@wvu.edu, tkammer@wvu.edu
Biostratigraphic Versus Geochronologic Frameworks in the Early Permian from Paraná Basin
IANNUZZI, Roberto, Departamento de Paleontologia e Estratigrafia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500, Porto Alegre, RS, 91.509-900, Brazil, roberto.iannuzzi@ufrgs.br, roberto.iannuzzi@ufrgs.br
Capitanian (Middle Permian) Radiolarians from the Patterson Hills Sections of the Reef Trail Member of the Bell Canyon Formation, Guadalupe Mountains, West Texas
MALDONADO, Amy L.1, NOBLE, Paula2, NESTELL, Galina P.3 and NESTELL, Merlynd K.3, (1)Geological Sciences and Engineering, MS 172, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV 89557-0138, (2)Geological Science, University of Nevada, 1664 N. Virginia St./172, Reno, NV 89557, (3)Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Texas, Arlington, Box 19049, Arlington, TX 96019-0049, smitha41@unr.nevada.edu, smitha41@unr.nevada.edu
Upper Albian (Lower Cretaceous) Ammonites from the Provincial Formation of Central Cuba: Biostratigraphic and Paleobiogeographic Implications
BARRAGÁN-MANZO, Ricardo, Departamento de Paleontología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Instituto de Geología, Cuidad Universitaria, México, D. F, 04510, Mexico, ROJAS-CONSUEGRA, Reinaldo, Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Obispo 61, Plaza de Armas, Habana Vieja, La Habana, 10100, Cuba and SZIVES, Ottilia, Department of Palaeontology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, P.O.Box 137, Budapest, H-1431, Hungary, ricardor@geologia.unam.mx, ricardor@geologia.unam.mx
Three Dimensional Model of Type Section of Santonian Limestone (AustinChalk) at Ten Mile Creek, Dallas County, Texas: Applications to Paleontology of 3D Virtual Geologic Methods
BURNHAM, Brian1, KASHOUH, Michele1, PUJANA, Ignacio2, WHITE, Lionel1, ALFARHAN, Mohammed3, BIHOLAR, Alex4 and AIKEN, Carlos5, (1)Department of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2601 North Floyd Rd, Richardson, TX 75083, (2)Department of Geosciences, Univ of Texas At Dallas, Geosciences Dept. (FO21), P.O. Box 830688, Richardson, TX 75083-0688, (3)Dept. of Geosciences, University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75083, (4)Department of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080, (5)Department of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2601 North Floyd Road, Richardson, TX 75083, michelekashouh@hotmail.com, michelekashouh@hotmail.com
Geochronologic Implications of Strontium Isotopic Signatures in the Teeth of Upper Cretaceous Sharks
BECKER, Martin A., Department of Environmental Science, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ 07470, SEIDEMANN, David E., Geology, Brooklyn College, and Dept of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, CHAMBERLAIN Jr, John A., Geology, Brooklyn College, and Doctoral Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY 10016 and BUHL, Dieter, Faculty of Geosciences - Institute for Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysic, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, Bochum, 44780, Germany, johnc@brooklyn.cuny.edu, johnc@brooklyn.cuny.edu
A Stratigraphic Model for Hydrocarbon Seep Deposits
KETTERER, Katherine, Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State University, Chico, 1263 E 10th street, Chico, CA 95928 and SHAPIRO, Russell, Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State University, Chico, Box 205, Chico, CA 95929-0205, holocenegirl@hotmail.com, holocenegirl@hotmail.com
An Approach to the Geological Context of the New and Exceptional Upper Cretaceous Paleontological Site of "Lo Hueco", Spain
SEGURA, M.1, BARROSO-BARCENILLA, F.1, CAMBRA-MOO, O.2, ESCASO, F.2, ORTEGA, F.3 and SANZ, J.L.2, (1)Departamento de Geología, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Alcalá de Henares, 28871, Spain, (2)Departamento de Biología, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, 28049, Spain, (3)Grupo de Biología, UNED, Madrid, 28040, Spain, manuel.segura@uah.es, manuel.segura@uah.es
Magnetostratigraphy of the Lower Miocene Sandstone of Floras Lake and the Cape Blanco Flora, Oregon
RAYMOND, Kristina R.1, PROTHERO, Donald2, EMERSON, Lisa3 and RETALLACK, Gregory3, (1)Geology, Occidental College, 1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90041, (2)Geology, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA 90041, (3)Geological Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, kraymond@oxy.edu, kraymond@oxy.edu
Paleomagnetic Constraints on the Western Louisiana Miocene Vertebrate Sites of Fort Polk and Their Paleoenvironments
GOSE, Wulf A.1, SCHIEBOUT, Judith A.2, TING, Suyin3, ATWOOD, Travis L.4 and WILLIAMS, Michael J.2, (1)Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, (2)LSU Museum of Natural Science and Department of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State Univ, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, (3)Museum of Natural Science, Lousiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, (4)TGE Resources, 904 East 27th Street, Houston, TX 77009, jschie@lsu.edu, jschie@lsu.edu
Morphological and Chemical Analyses of Sphenothallus from the Early Cambrian Shuijingtuo Formation, China
NAKAGAKI, Michael, Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 4044 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061 and XIAO, Shuhai, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 4044 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061, mnakagak@vt.edu, mnakagak@vt.edu
Morphological Reevaluation and Revision of the Cleiocrinidae S. A. Miller 1890
GAHN, Forest J., Department of Geology, Brigham Young University - Idaho, Rexburg, ID 83460-0510, SPRINKLE, James, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas, 1 University Station C1100, Austin, TX 78712-0254 and GUENSBURG, Thomas E., Physical Science Division, Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL 61114, gahnf@byui.edu, gahnf@byui.edu
Peculiar and Novel Morphologies in Paleozoic Brittle Stars (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea) from the Lower Devonian Hunsrück Slate of Germany
GLASS, Alexander, Nicholas School of the Environment Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, alex.glass@duke.edu, alex.glass@duke.edu
Fate Mapping the Ontogenetic Series of Oral Cover Plates In the Edrioasteroid Neoisorophusella Lanei
LATHAM, Michael L., Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, 306 EPS Building, Knoxville, TN 37996-1410 and SUMRALL, Colin D., Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Univ of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, mlatham@utk.edu, mlatham@utk.edu
A Morphometric Analysis of the Highly Variable Clypeasteroid, Periarchus Lyelli
WILLIAMSON, Lauren E., Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435 and CIAMPAGLIO, Charles N., Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wright State University, Lake Campus, Celina, OH 45822, chrismer.2@wright.edu, chrismer.2@wright.edu
Quantifying Shape: Streamlining the Process of Outline Morphometrics
BUICK, Devin P., Department of Geology, Univ of Cincinnati, 500 Geology Physics Building, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013, buickdp@email.uc.edu, buickdp@email.uc.edu
Really Cool High Resolution 3D Reconstruction of Internal Structures of Paleozoic and Mesozoic Brachiopods
SCHEMM-GREGORY, Mena, Paleozoology III, Senckenberg Research Institute, Senckenberganlage 25, Frankfurt am Main, 60325, Germany, SUTTON, Mark D., Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College, London, SW7 2AZ, England, FELDMAN, Howard R., Division of Paleontology (Invertebrates), American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024 and DAY, James, E., Geography-Geology, Illinois State University, Campus Box 4400, Normal, IL 61790-4400, Mena.Schemm-Gregory@senckenberg.de, Mena.Schemm-Gregory@senckenberg.de
Bennettitaleans (cycadeoids) of the Early Jurassic Navajo Sandstone
WILKENS, Nathan D.1, PIGG, Kathleen B.2 and FARMER, Jack D.1, (1)School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, PO Box 871404, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404, (2)School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, PO Box 874501, Tempe, AZ 85287-4501, nathan.wilkens@asu.edu, nathan.wilkens@asu.edu
New Crab Species and Genera from Jurassic (Oxfordian) Coral Reefs and Comparison of Decapod Abundance Between Coral and Sponge Environments in Dobrogea, Romania
FRANTESCU, Ovidiu D.1, SCHWEITZER, Carrie E.2 and FELDMANN, Rodney M.1, (1)Department of Geology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, (2)Department of Geology, Kent State Univ Stark Campus, 6000 Frank Avenue, North Canton, OH 44720, ofrantes@kent.edu, ofrantes@kent.edu
Standardized Terminology for Description of Diverse Morphology of Late Jurassic Galatheoid Squat Lobsters (Decapoda: Anomura: Galatheoidea)
ROBINS, Cristina M., Geology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, FELDMANN, Rodney M., Department of Geology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242 and SCHWEITZER, Carrie E., Department of Geology, Kent State Univ Stark Campus, 6000 Frank Avenue, North Canton, OH 44720, crobins@kent.edu, crobins@kent.edu
Cuticle Microstructure from the Late Jurassic Shrimp Aeger Sp
WAUGH, David A.1, FELDMANN, Rodney M.1, SCHWEIGERT, Güenter2 and SCHWEITZER, Carrie E.3, (1)Department of Geology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, (2)Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Rosenstein 1, Stuttgart, D-70191, Germany, (3)Department of Geology, Kent State Univ Stark Campus, 6000 Frank Avenue, North Canton, OH 44720, dwaugh@kent.edu, dwaugh@kent.edu
First Report of a Pre-Molt Isopod (Crustacea) from the Cretaceous of Lebanon
FELDMANN, Rodney M. and WAUGH, David A., Department of Geology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, rfeldman@kent.edu, rfeldman@kent.edu
Distinguishing Dactyls of Crab Species Using Relational Machine Learning
GOADRICH, Mark H., Mathematics and Computer Science, Centenary College of Louisiana, 2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, LA 71104 and AGNEW, Jeffrey G., Geology, Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA 71104, mgoadric@centenary.edu, mgoadric@centenary.edu
Katian (Upper Ordovician) Radiolarians from the Malongulli Formation, Lachlan Fold Belt, New South Wales Australia, and the Hanson Creek Formation, Nevada USA
NOBLE, Paula J., Geological Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada, MS 172, Reno, NV 89557 and WEBBY, Barry D., Centre for Ecostratigraphy and Paleobiology, Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW, 2109, Australia, noblepj@unr.edu, noblepj@unr.edu