Cordilleran Section (104th Annual) and Rocky Mountain Section (60th Annual) Joint Meeting (19–21 March 2008)
Session No. 5 Wednesday, 19 March 2008
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, University of Nevada-Las Vegas: Student Union Ballroom

Paleontology/Sedimentology/Stratigraphy (Posters)

Authors will be present from 9 to 11 AM
 Paper #Booth #
5-11DISRUPTION OF A MID-MIOCENE ECOSYSTEM ASSOCIATED WITH INCIPIENT “YELLOWSTONE HOTSPOT” VOLCANISM IN NORTHWEST NEVADA: HILTON, Richard P.1, HAUSBACK, Brian P.2, BROMM, George E.1, and SCHORN, Howard E.3, (1) Geology, Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA 95722, rhilton@sierracollege.edu, (2) Geology, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 958l9-6043, (3) Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720
5-22STABLE ISOTOPIC ANALYSES OF TEETH FROM FOUR GENERA OF HERBIVORES FROM THE LATE PLEISTOCENE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA: VETTER, Lael1, ROWLAND, Stephen M.2, and LACHNIET, Matthew S.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
5-33PALEOECOLOGY OF A RANCHOLABREAN COMMUNITY PRESERVED IN FLOODPLAIN DEPOSITS OF MEADOW VALLEY WASH, LINCOLN COUNTY, NEVADA: RUSSO, Angela G., Department of Geoscience, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy Box 4010, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4010, russoa4@unlv.nevada.edu and ROWLAND, Stephen M., Department of Geoscience, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Box 454010, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4010
5-44AN EARLY PALEOGENE PALEOBOTANICAL PALEOCLIMATIC ANALYSIS OF THE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA: LOVELOCK, Elizabeth Clare, Department of Earth Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, Webb Hall, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, lovelock@umail.ucsb.edu and TIFFNEY, Bruce H., Department of Earth Science and College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
5-55IMPLICATIONS OF A SAND VOLCANO IN THE LATE CRETACEOUS UPPER MEMBER OF THE WAHWEAP FORMATION: WOLF, Hannah L.1, SIMPSON, Edward L.2, STORM, Loran P.3, TINDALL, Sarah E.3, WIZEVICH, Michael C.4, and SIMPSON, Wendy S.5, (1) Parkland High School, 2700 Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA 18104, hw911@aol.com, (2) Physical Sciences, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, 424 Boehm, Kutztown, PA 19530, (3) Department of Physical Sciences, Kutztown University, P.O. Box 730, Kutztown, PA 19530, (4) Physics and Earth Sciences, Central Connecticut State Univ, 1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06050, (5) Parkland High School, 2700 North Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA 18104
5-66CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A PALEOMAGNETIC AND AN ENVIRONMENTAL MAGNETIC RECORD FROM NE PACIFIC CORE EW9504-12PC: MORTAZAVI, Emily, Geoscience, University of Arizona, Gould-Simpson Building #77, 1040 E 4th St, Tucson, AZ 85721, esmortaz@email.arizona.edu, STONER, Joseph S., College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, 104 COAS Admin BLDG, Corvallis, OR 97330, PISIAS, Nicklas, College of Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State Univeristy, 104 COAS Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331, and DUNCAN, Robert, COAS, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR 97331
5-77A PRESERVED LATE CRETACEOUS CRYPTOBIOTIC SOIL IN GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT: PALEOCLIMATE IMPLICATIONS: SIMPSON, Wendy S., Parkland High School, 2700 North Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA 18104, simpsonw@parklandsd.org, SIMPSON, Edward L., Physical Sciences, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, 424 Boehm, Kutztown, PA 19530, TINDALL, Sarah E., Department of Physical Sciences, Kutztown University, P.O. Box 730, Kutztown, PA 19530, and WIZEVICH, Michael C., Physics and Earth Sciences, Central Connecticut State Univ, 1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06050
5-88PALEOENVIRONMENTS OF MIOCENE LAKE BARSTOW: BLACK CANYON, CALIFORNIA: SPENCER, Rodney S.1, LEGGITT, V. Leroy2, and BUCHHEIM, H. Paul2, (1) School of Science & Technology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92350, rspencer04g@llu.edu, (2) Earth and Biological Sciences, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92350
5-99GROUND-BASED SEBASS THERMAL INFRARED MEASUREMENTS AT HELL'S GATE, DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA: ASLETT, Z.L. and TARANIK, J.V., Department of Geological Sciences, University of Nevada-Reno, 1664 North Virginia St, Reno, NV 89557-0168, zlaslett@gmail.com
5-1010THE GASTROPOD GENUS ARCHITECTONICA (MOLLUSCA) IN THE PLIOCENE OF CALIFORNIA – USING WARM WATER MOLLUSKS TO CORRELATE AND DATE SCATTERED OUTCROPS ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: POWELL, Charles L. II, Western Earth Surfaces Process Team, U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, cpowell@usgs.gov, STANTON, Robert J. Jr, Department of Invertebrate Paleontology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007, and LIFF-GRIEFF, Phil, Department of Malacology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
5-1111HENRIEVILLE SANDSTONE: UPPER DUNE FACIES OF THE ENTRADA FORMATION, GARFIELD AND KANE COUNTIES, UTAH: COX, Joshua C. and LOHRENGEL, C. Frederick II, Department of Geosciences, Southern Utah University, 351 West University Blvd, Cedar City, UT 84720, cox34j@msn.com
5-1212PETROGRAPHIC SIGNATURE FOR THE WHIDBEY FORMATION: PETERSON, Jonathan, 13725 Densmore Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133, jawn23@msn.com
5-1313SKINNER PEAKS QUADRANGLE GEOLOGIC MAP AND VOLCANIC STRATIGRAPHY ON SOUTH MARGIN OF EAST TINTIC VOLCANIC FIELD, CENTRAL UTAH: CLARK, Donald L.1, FELGER, Tracey J.2, and HYLLAND, Michael D.1, (1) Utah Geological Survey, PO Box 146100, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6100, donclark@utah.gov, (2) US Geological Survey, 2255 N. Gemini Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
5-1414DECAPOD MATERIAL ASSOCIATED WITH ICHTHYOSAUR REMAINS FROM THE SUNDANCE FORMATION OF NATRONA COUNTY, WYOMING: WAHL, William R., Wyoming Dinosaur Center, 110 Carter Ranch RD, Thermopolis, WY 82443, wwahl2@aol.com
5-1515NEW MERAMECIAN UNIT ON MISSISSIPPIAN GRANITE MOUNTAIN ISLAND, MIDDLE RANGE, WEST-CENTRAL UTAH: SANDBERG, Charles A., U.S. Geol. Survey, Box 25046, MS 939, Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225, sandberg@usgs.gov, MORROW, Jared R., Geological Sciences, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Dr., 237 GMCS, San Diego, CA 92182, jmorrow@geology.sdsu.edu, and POOLE, Forrest G., U.S. Geol. Survey, Box 25046, MS 973, Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225
5-1616U/PB AGE FOR A PIPELINE DINOSAUR SITE: NEW TECHNIQUES AND STRATIGRAPHIC CHALLENGES: TRUJILLO, Kelli C., Uinta Paleontological Associates, Inc, Laramie, WY 82073, kellitrujillo@wyoming.com, CHAMBERLAIN, Kevin R., Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, 1000 E. University Ave., Dept 3006, Laramie, WY 82071, and BILBEY, Sue Ann, Uinta Paleontological Associates Inc, P. O. Box 223, 2660 West 1500 North, Vernal, UT 84078
5-1717TECTONIC CONTROL ON THE ALTERNATING FLUVIAL STYLE IN THE LATE CRETACEOUS UPPER MEMBER OF THE WAHWEAP FORMATION, SOUTHERN UTAH: WIZEVICH, Michael C.1, SIMPSON, Edward L.2, TINDALL, Sarah E.3, BERNARD, Jonathan3, WOLF, Hannah L.4, SIMPSON, Wendy S.5, STORM, Loran P.3, and PAESE, Steven3, (1) Physics and Earth Sciences, Central Connecticut State Univ, 1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06050, wizevichmic@ccsu.edu, (2) Physical Sciences, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, 424 Boehm, Kutztown, PA 19530, (3) Department of Physical Sciences, Kutztown University, P.O. Box 730, Kutztown, PA 19530, (4) Parkland High School, 2700 Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA 18104, (5) Parkland High School, 2700 North Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA 18104
5-1818AGE DIAGNOSTIC DIATOMS FROM THE UPPER PETALUMA FORMATION, SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: VANLANDINGHAM, Sam, 1205 West Washington, Midland, TX 79701, sambrero@earthlink.net and ALLEN, James R., Earth and Environmental Sciences, California State University East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94542
5-1919NEW CONSTRAINTS ON THE LATE CENOZOIC FILL HISTORY OF UNAWEEP CANYON, CO: MARRA, Kristen R., SOREGHAN, Michael J., and SOREGHAN, Gerilyn S., Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma, 100 E Boyd St, Suite 810, Norman, OK 73019, kmarra@ou.edu
5-2020GEOLOGIC MAPPING, PETROGRAPHY AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF AN INTERDUNE CARBONATE LENS IN THE LOWER JURASSIC NAVAJO SANDSTONE, SOUTHEASTERN UTAH: HENCMANN, Devin, Geosciences Department, Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301, DMHENCMANN@fortlewis.edu and KENNY, Ray, Geosciences Department, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO 81301
5-2121TRACE FOSSILS FROM THE LOWER MEMBER OF THE UNION WASH FORMATION, CA: EVIDENCE OF AN EARLY RECOVERY FROM THE PERMIAN-TRIASSIC MASS EXTINCTION?: ALMS, Paul D., Geological Sciences, California State University, Fullerton, P.O. Box 6850, Fullerton, CA 92834-6850, palms@fullerton.edu and WOODS, Adam, Department of Geological Sciences, California State Univ, Fullerton, P.O. Box 6850, Fullerton, CA 92834-6850
5-2222PALEOMAGNETISM AND CORRELATION OF TRIASSIC STRATA OF THE COLORADO PLATEAU: NEW RESULTS FROM SE UTAH: MOLINA-GARZA, Roberto S., Centro de Geociencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Blvd. Juriquilla 3001, Juriquilla, Queretaro, 76230, Mexico, rmolina@geociencias.unam.mx and GEISSMAN, John W., Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuqueruqe, NM 87131
5-2323UPPER TRIASSIC TETHYAN REEF FAUNAS IN THE BLUE MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, WALLOWA TERRANE, NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ROSENBLATT, Megan R., Dept. of Geosciences, The University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812, megan.rosenblatt@umontana.edu and STANLEY, George D. Jr, Dept. of Geosciences, The University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812
5-2424A TRILOBITE BIOSTRATIGRAPHY FOR THE MONTEZUMAN STAGE (LOWER CAMBRIAN) IN WESTERN LAURENTIA: HOLLINGSWORTH, J. Stewart, Institute for Cambrian Studies, 729 25 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505, stewholl@aol.com and FRITZ, William H., Geological Survey of Canada, 601 Booth Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0E8, Canada
5-2525THE UNCONFORMITY AT THE BASAL EUREKA QUARTZITE IN NEVADA AND CALIFORNIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR SEA-LEVEL CHANGE AND THE INITIATION OF LATE ORDOVICIAN GLACIATION: KOSMIDIS, Paul G.1, JIANG, Ganqing2, and DRUSCHKE, Peter A.2, (1) Department of Geoscience, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 South Maryland Parkway, Box 454010, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4010, kosmidis@unlv.nevada.edu, (2) Department of Geoscience, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 South Maryland Parkway, Box 454010, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4010
5-2626NORTH AMERICAN LAND MAMMAL DESIGNATION OF THE CENTENNIAL VERTEBRATE FOSSIL SITE WITHIN THE BRULE FORMATION (OLIGOCENE), WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH DAKOTA: BROWN, Rachel A.1, HOLTE, Sharon E.1, HORROCKS, Rodney D.2, and SCHNEIDER, John M.1, (1) Geology and Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 501 East Saint Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701, ranneb02@hotmail.com, (2) Wind Cave National Park, National Park Service, 26611 US Highway 385, Hot Springs, SD 57747
5-2727GEOLOGIC MAPPING AND FLOW IDENTIFICATION OF THE TUSCAN FORMATION, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: SMITH, Misty Raine, GREENE, T.J., and TEASDALE, Rachel, Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State University-Chico, 400 W. 1st Street, Chico, CA 95929-0205, Geogurlie@yahoo.com
5-2828GEOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF COLOR BANDING IN UPPER TRIASSIC GASTROPODS FROM PERU: GARCIA, Joseph A.1, STANLEY, George D. Jr2, and HINMAN, Nancy2, (1) Paleontology, University of Montana, 2120 Pardee Ct, Missoula, MT 59801, jose_allana@hotmail.com, (2) Paleontology, University of Montana, 123 Campus Dr, Missoula, MT 59801
5-2929STROMATOLITES IN THE LATE ORDOVICIAN EUREKA QUARTZITE: IMPLICATIONS FOR MICROBIAL GROWTH AND PRESERVATION IN SILICICLASTIC SETTINGS: JIANG, Ganqing1, DRUSCHKE, Peter1, and ANDERSON, Thomas B.2, (1) Department of Geoscience, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 South Maryland Parkway, Box 454010, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4010, jiangg@unlv.nevada.edu, (2) Geology, Sonoma State University, 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
5-3030GROWTH SERIES AND POSSIBLE MOLT INCREMENTS IN FOSSIL CRABS: A PRELIMINARY REPORT: NYBORG, Torrey1, DAVID, Renante2, and NISANI, Zia1, (1) Department of Earth and Biological Sciences, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92350, tnyborg06g@llu.edu, (2) PUP Graduate School, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, M.H. del Pilar Campus, Sta. Mesa, Manila, 01008, Philippines
5-3131COLUMBIAN MAMMOTH (MAMMUTHUS COLUMBI) FROM THE LATE IRVINGTONIAN FAIRMEAD LANDFILL LOCALITY, MADERA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: TOVAR, Danny H., CANCHOLA, Joe A., and DUNDAS, Robert G., Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, California State University, Fresno, CA 93740, dht79@yahoo.com
5-3232PALEOPRECIPITATION TRENDS ACROSS THE PALEOCENE-EOCENE THERMAL MAXIMUM OF CABIN FORK, BIGHORN BASIN, WYOMING: ADAMS, Jason S., Dept. of Geological Sciences, Univ. of Colorado, 399 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309, adamsjs@colorado.edu and KRAUS, Mary J., Dept of Geological Sciences, Univ. of Colorado, 399 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309
5-3333SEDIMENTOLOGY AND CONTROLS ON FLUVIAL ARCHITECTURE OF THE JURASSIC KAYENTA FORMATION, NORTHEASTERN ARIZONA: LONG, Joshua and MIDDLETON, Larry T., Department of Geology, Northern Arizona University, Box 4099, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, jhl25@nau.edu
5-3434PALEOZOIC-TRIASSIC BIOGEOGRAPHIC AFFINITIES OF FOSSIL BIOTA FROM THE ARCTIC ALASKA PLATE INDICATE AN ORIGIN FROM SIBERIA (RATHER THAN FROM THE CANADIAN ARCTIC ISLANDS): BLODGETT, Robert B., U.S. Geological Survey - Contractor, 4200 University Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, rblodgett@usgs.gov and CLOUGH, James G., Alaska Div. of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, 3354 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709
5-3535VERTEBRATE BURROWS IN SANDSTONES OF THE LOWER JURASSIC GLEN CANYON GROUP IN THE VICINITY OF DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT, UTAH: ENGELMANN, George F., Department of Geography & Geology, University of Nebraska - Omaha, 60th And Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68182, gengelmann@mail.unomaha.edu and CHURE, Daniel J., Dinosaur National Monument, National Park Service, Hwy 191, Jensen, UT 84035
5-3636MESOZOIC GEOLOGY OF THE LOBDELL, SWEETWATER, AND PINE GROVE HILLS PENDANTS, EASTERN CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN NEVADA (38.5° N): IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PLACEMENT OF THEMOJAVE-SNOW LAKE FAULT: LOPEZ, Christopher and SCHWEICKERT, Richard A., Geological Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV 89557, ctlopez@unr.nevada.edu

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