North-Central Section - 43rd Annual Meeting (2-3 April 2009)
Session No. 4 Thursday, 2 April 2009
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Northern Illinois University Rockford: 100

T6. Vertebrate Paleontology I (Paleontological Society)

Michael Henderson and Michael J. Ryan, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
4-18:00 AM INITIAL STAGE RESULTS OF A STUDY CONCERNING AN ALLIGATORID FROM THE LATE CRETACEOUS OF MONTANA: ALLEN, David J., Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Montgomery Hall, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, Daveallen24@gmail.com, HOUSEHOLDER, Mindy L., Anthropology, Northern Illinois University, Department of Anthropology, Stevens Hall, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, and TREMAINE, Katie, Environmental Geosciences, Northern Illinois University, Davis Hall, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115
4-28:20 AM THE EFFECT OF EPIPHYSEAL CARTILAGE LOSS IN BIRDS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR DINOSAURS: NISHIWAKI, Takahiko, Dept. Biological Sciences, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455, T-Nishiwaki@wiu.edu and BONNAN, M.F., Biology, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455
4-38:40 AM DIFFERENTIAL LIMB SCALING IN THE AMERICAN ALLIGATOR (ALLIGATOR MISSISSIPPIENSIS) AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR FOSSIL ARCHOSAUR LOCOMOTOR EVOLUTION: BONNAN, Matthew F.1, LIVINGSTON, Victoria J.1, ELSEY, Ruth M.2, SANDRIK, Jennifer L.1, and WILHITE, D. Ray3, (1) Biological Sciences, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455, MF-Bonnan@wiu.edu, (2) Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, 5476 Grand Chenier Highway, Grand Chenier, LA 70643, (3) School of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36832
4-49:00 AM RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE: A STUDY OF ALLOMETRIC LIMB SHAPE CHANGE IN THE MAMMALIAN CLADE EUARCHONTOGLIRES: TUTTLE, Kristy L. and BONNAN, Matthew F., Biological Sciences, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455, KL-Tuttle@wiu.edu
4-59:20 AM COMPARISONS OF HINDLIMB MUSCLE MAPS OF SMILODON FATALIS WITH THOSE OF NEOFELIS NEBULOSA, AND FELIS CATUS: CARLON, Burcu, HUBBARD, C.J., and NAPLES, Virginia, Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, bcarlon@niu.edu
4-69:40 AM MUSCLE MAPS AS A GUIDE TO SABER-TOOTH CAT BEHAVIOR: NAPLES, Virginia L., Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, vlnaples@niu.edu, MARTIN, Larry D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Museum of Natural History, Lawrence, KS 66045, and BABIARZ, John P., BIOPSI, 2558 East Lehi Road, Mesa, AZ 85213-9711
 10:00 AM Break
4-710:20 AM EXAMINATION OF THE POSTERIOR CUSPS ON THE LOWER CARNASSIAL TO DETERMINE THE AFFINITY OF EXTANT AND FOSSIL PANTHERINE CATS: SPEARING, Kurt D., Biological Sciences, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN 55105, spearin1@yahoo.com
4-810:40 AM PYOGENIC INFECTION, TUBERCULOSIS AND INFECTION-RELATED DISEASE IN SABER TOOTH CARNIVORANS: ROTHSCHILD, Bruce M., Vertebrate Paleontology, University of Kansas, Dyche Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045, bmr@ku.edu
4-911:00 AM MOSASAUR LIFESTYLES: FLUCTUATIONS OF STABLE OXYGEN ISOTOPES IN TOOTH ENAMEL AS A PROXY FOR MIGRATORY BEHAVIOR: TOTTEN, Rebecca, Department of Geology, University of Kansas, 1475 Jayhawk Blvd, Lindley Hall, Rm. 120, Lawrence, KS 66045, rltotten@ku.edu, GONZÁLEZ, Luis A., Department of Geology, University of Kansas, 1475 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 120, Lawrence, KS 66045-7613, and MARTIN, Larry D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Museum of Natural History, Lawrence, KS 66045
4-1011:20 AM A QUANTITATIVE APPROACH TO MAMMALIAN PALEOECOLOGY BASED ON MODERN ECOSYSTEMS: RUEZ, Dennis R. Jr, Environmental Studies, University of Illinois at Springfield, One University Plaza, PAC 308, Springfield, IL 62703-5407, druez2@uis.edu
4-1111:40 AM DID THE ICE AGE CONTRIBUTE TO THE EVOLUTION OF HUMAN INTELLIGENCE?: MARTIN, Larry D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Museum of Natural History, Lawrence, KS 66045, ldmartin@ku.edu and NAPLES, Virginia L., Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115

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