2011 GSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis (9–12 October 2011)
Session No. 27 Sunday, 9 October 2011
9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Minneapolis Convention Center: Hall C

Paleontology (Posters) I: Ecology and Phylogeny

Authors will be present from 2 to 4 PM, and 4:30 to 6 PM
 Paper #Booth #
27-142PALEOECOLOGY OF THE HILLISTE FORMATION (LOWER SILURIAN, LLANDOVERY, RHUDDANIAN) HIIUMAA ISLAND, ESTONIA: AN EXAMPLE OF A SHALLOW MARINE RECOVERY FAUNA: MATT, Rachel M.1, WILSON, Mark A.2, FEDORCHUK, Nicholas D.2, and VINN, Olev3, (1) Dept of Geology, The College of Wooster, 944 College Mall, Scovel Hall, Wooster, OH 44691, rmatt12@wooster.edu, (2) Dept of Geology, College of Wooster, 944 College Mall, Scovel Hall, Wooster, OH 44691-2363, (3) Department of Geology, University of Tartu, Ravila 14A, Tartu, 50411, Estonia
27-243PELMATOZOAN ATTACHMENT STRUCTURES FROM A MICROBIOHERMAL HARDGROUND IN THE MIDDLE SILURIAN OSGOOD FORMATION, SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA: THOMKA, James R., Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, 500 Geology-Physics Building, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013, thomkajr@mail.uc.edu and BRETT, Carlton E., Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013
27-344A GIS ANALYSIS OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF EPIZOANS ON MUCROSPIRIFER THEDFORDENSIS (BRACHIOPODA, SPIRIFERIDA) FROM THE MIDDLE DEVONIAN OF ONTARIO: SAMS, Joshua M. and BARTELS, William S., Department of Geological Sciences, Albion College, Albion, MI 49224, jms18@albion.edu
27-445THE BEAR GULCH FAUNA AND THE RESEARCH VALUE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA PALEONTOLOGY CENTER COLLECTIONS: SINGER, Amy, Geosciences, University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive #1296, Missoula, MT 59812-1296, amyesinger@yahoo.com and STANLEY, George D. Jr, Geosciences, The University of Montana/Paleontology Center, 32 Campus Drive # 1296, Missoula, MT 59812
27-546LATE MISSISSIPPIAN BRACHIOPOD COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO THE ONSET OF THE LATE PALEOZOIC ICE AGE, ARROW CANYON, NV: MONARREZ, Pedro M. and WOODS, Adam D., Department of Geological Sciences, California State University, Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92834-6850, pmonarrez@fullerton.edu
27-647RESPONSE OF MARINE COMMUNITIES TO LATE PALEOZOIC ICE AGE CLIMATE CHANGE IN BOLIVIA: BADYRKA, Kira A., Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, kbadyrka@ucsc.edu and CLAPHAM, Matthew E., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
27-748TRILOBITE BIOFACIES AND LITHOFACIES OF THE UPPER ORDOVICIAN (SANDBIAN) LEBANON LIMESTONE, NASHVILLE DOME, TENNESSEE: MOSS, David K., School of Geology and Geopyhsics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, david.k.moss-1@ou.edu and WESTROP, Stephen R., Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and School of Geology & Geophysics, Univ of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73072
27-849EVENNESS AND SPECIES ABUNDANCE IN GRAPTOLITE COMMUNITIES: A NEW PROXY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE DURING THE END ORDOVICIAN MASS EXTINCTION: HAWKINS, A.D., Geology, University at Buffalo, 117 Beecham Drive, Yorktown, VA 23692, andrewha@buffalo.edu, MITCHELL, C.E., Geology, The University at Buffalo, Box 603050, Buffalo, NY 14260-3050, SHEETS, H. David, Dept of Physics, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY 14208, LOXTON, Jason, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS B3H4J1, Canada, BELSCHER, Kristi, Dept. of Geology, Univ. at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY 14260, MELCHIN, M.J., Dept. of Earth Sciences, St. Francis Xavier Univ, Antigonish, NS B2G 2V5, Canada, FINNEY, Stanley C., Department of Geosciences, California State Univ, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA 90840, and ŠTORCH, Petr, Institute of Geology AS CR, Rozvojova ́ 135, 165 02, Praha, 6, Czech Republic
27-950DEPTH TRANSECT OF AN UPPER TRIASSIC REEF FROM GOSAU, AUSTRIA; MICROFACIES AND COMMUNITY ECOLOGY: MARTINDALE, Rowan1, BOTTJER, David J.1, CORSETTI, Frank A.1, and KRYSTYN, Leopold2, (1) Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, rmartind@usc.edu, (2) Institute of Palaeontology, University of Vienna, Vienna, 1090, Austria
27-1051LATE CRETACEOUS FAUNAL RESPONSES TO SEA-LEVEL CHANGE IN AN OFFSHORE DEPOSITIONAL SETTING OF THE WESTERN INTERIOR SEAWAY: SLATTERY, Joshua S.1, HARRIES, Peter J.1, and SANDNESS, Ashley L.2, (1) Department of Geology, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., SCA 528, Tampa, FL 33620, dinohyus@gmail.com, (2) Tampa, 33613
27-1152NEW VERTEBRATE MATERIAL FROM THE PEEDEE FORMATION OF ELIZABETHTOWN, NC AND THE SEVERN FORMATION OF BOWIE, MD AND THE SHALLOW MARINE VERTEBRATE FAUNA OF THE UPPER CAMPANIAN-UPPER MAESTRICHTIAN OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA: GARCIA, William, Geography and Earth Sciences, University of North Carolina Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223, wjgarcia@uncc.edu and HIPPENSTEEL, Scott, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
27-1253LATE EOCENE–EARLY OLIGOCENE OSTRACODE TURNOVERS IN THE MOSSY GROVE CORE, HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI: YAMAGUCHI, Tatsuhiko, Division of Geosciece Research, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 206 Vaughan Hall, La Jolla Shore Dr. MS-0244, La Jolla, CA 92093, tyamaguchi@mail.ucsd.edu, NORRIS, Richard D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography/UCSD, MS-0244, 308 Vaughan Hall, La Jolla, CA 92093-0244, and DOCKERY, David T. III, Mississippi Office of Geology, Mississippi Department of Enviromental Quality, P.O. Box 2279, Jackson, MS 39225-2279
27-1354REGIONAL PALEOVEGETATION RECORDS OF THE EOCENE-OLIGOCENE TRANSITION OF MONTANA: DENNIS, Meredith E., Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, 2534 C.C. Little Building, 1100 North University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, dennmere@umich.edu, SHELDON, Nathan D., Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, 1100 N. University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, and SMITH, Selena Y., Museum of Paleontology and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, 2534 CC Little, 1100 N. University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
27-1455ECOSPACE PARTITIONING IN MOLLUSK ASSEMBLAGES ACROSS QUATERNARY TRANSGRESSIVE-REGRESSIVE CYCLES OF PO PLAIN, ITALY: WITTMER, Jacalyn M., Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnical Institute, 3052 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061, wittmerj@vt.edu, SCARPONI, Daniele, Earth Sciences, Univ of Bologna, via Zamboni 67, Bologna, 40126, Italy, DEXTER, Troy A., Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85716, and KOWALEWSKI, Michal, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061
27-1556THE COMPLETE STEM AND HOLDFAST OF THE EARLY ORDOVICIAN CRINOID TITANOCRINUS AND ITS DEVELOPMENT: SPRINKLE, James, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas, 1 University Station C1100, Austin, TX 78712-0254, echino@mail.utexas.edu and GUENSBURG, Thomas E., Sciences Division, Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61114
27-1657ORIGIN OF HEMICOSMITID RHOMBIFERANS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR RHOMBIFERAN PHYLOGENY AND CLASSIFICATION: SPRINKLE, James, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas, 1 University Station C1100, Austin, TX 78712-0254, echino@mail.utexas.edu and GAHN, Forest J., Department of Geology, Brigham Young University--Idaho, Romney 150, Rexburg, ID 83460-0510
27-1758RECOGNITION OF UNIVERSAL ELEMENTAL HOMOLOGIES IN CRINOIDS AND BLASTOZOANS: KAMMER, Thomas W., Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 6300, Morgantown, WV 26506-6300, tkammer@wvu.edu, SUMRALL, Colin D., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1410, AUSICH, William I., School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, 275 Mendenhall Lab, 125 S. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, and DELINE, Bradley, Department of Geosciences, University of West Georgia, 1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30117
27-1859MORPHOLOGY AND REVISED SYSTEMATICS OF THE SOLUTE MAENNILIA ESTONICA (HOMOSTELEA, ECHINODERMATA) FROM THE UPPER ORDOVICIAN OF ESTONIA: PARSLEY, Ronald L., Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118, parsley@tulane.edu, ROZHNOV, Sergey V., Borrissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 117997, Russia, and SUMRALL, Colin D., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1410
27-1960MORPHOLOGICAL VARIABILITY AND DEVELOPMENTAL CONSTRAINTS IN CRINOID ARMS: SYVERSON, V.J., Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan, 1109 Geddes Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, vsyverson@gmail.com and BAUMILLER, Tomasz K., Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan, 1109 Geddes Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
27-2061FOUR NEW CRINOIDS FROM THE LOWER DEVONIAN OF BOLIVIA: THOMPSON, Jeffrey R., School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43235, thompson.1983@buckeyemail.osu.edu and AUSICH, William, School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University, School of Earth Sciences, 155 S Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210-1398
27-2162EVALUATING MODERN AND FOSSIL DIVERSITY IN THE COMATULID CRINOIDS: RHODES, Kristopher J.S., Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2508 Ruthven Musems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, krisrhodes@gmail.com and BAUMILLER, Tomasz K., Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan, 1109 Geddes Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
27-2263THE MIDDLE CAMBRIAN EOCRINOID GOGIA LONGIDACTYLUS AS A SHALLOW SEDIMENT STICKER: IMPLICATIONS FOR CHISHOLM SHALE FAUNA PALEOECOLOGY: KLOSS, Tristan J., Geosciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413, DOMKE, Kirk L., Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, and DORNBOS, Stephen Q., Department of Geosciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201, sdornbos@uwm.edu
27-2364TERRESTRIAL VERTEBRATE TRACKWAYS OF THE EARLY JURASSIC NUGGET FORMATION AT DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT, UTAH: ANDERSON, Jacob L., Department of Geography/Geology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68106, jacobanderso1@unomaha.edu, MELSTROM, Keegan M., University of Michigan, 5083 S. 45 1/2 rd, Cadillac, MI 49601, and PANOSKY, Joanna M., 4400 S Quebec st. Apt. W 206, Denver, CO 80237
27-2465COMPARATIVE OSTEOHISTOLOGY OF RAPETOSAURUS KRAUSEI (SAUROPODA: TITANOSAURIA) FROM THE LATE CRETACEOUS OF MADAGASCAR: SORENSEN, Daniel W., BALLEWSKE, Lauren, and CURRY ROGERS, Kristina, Biology and Geology Departments, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, dsorense@macalester.edu
27-2566COMMISSURE ORIENTATION AND ASSESSMENT OF PALEOCURRENT DIRECTION FROM OYSTER DEPOSITS OF THE FERRON SANDSTONE: KING, M. Ryan1, GINGRAS, Murray K.2, PEMBERTON, S. George3, and WALISSER, Brett A.3, (1) Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, mrking@ualberta.ca, (2) Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada, (3) Earth and Atmospheric Science, University of Alberta, 1-26 Earth Science Building, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada
27-2667FINICKY FORAMS: HETEROGENEITIES IN RECRUITMENT ON EXPERIMENTAL SUBSTRATES, ROSS SEA, ANTARCTICA: JOHNSON, K.A. Burke1, HADDEN, Carla S.2, WALKER, Sally E.1, and BOWSER, Samuel S.3, (1) Department of Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, eolian88@uga.edu, (2) Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, (3) Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY 12201
27-2768CHANGES IN ABUNDANCE OF PREDATORY GASTROPOD FAMILIES IN NEOGENE CARIBBEAN MOLLUSCAN COMMUNITIES: LEONARD-PINGEL, Jill S. and JACKSON, Jeremy B.C., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92023-0244, jsleonar@ucsd.edu
27-2869DRILL HOLE PREDATION ON FOSSIL SERPULID POLYCHAETES, WITH NEW DATA FROM THE PLIOCENE OF THE NETHERLANDS: KLOMPMAKER, Adiël A., Department of Geology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, adielklompmaker@gmail.com
27-2970A STANDARDIZED TEST OF THE INVERSE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DRILLING AND REPAIR FREQUENCIES: HENDRICKS, Jonathan R., Department of Geology, San José State University, Duncan Hall 321, San José, CA 95192, jonathan.hendricks@sjsu.edu and DIETL, Gregory P., Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850-1398
27-3071THE ELABORATE SKELETON OF CLOUDINA, ONE OF THE EARLIEST BIOMINERALIZED METAZOANS: CORTIJO, Iván, MARTÍ MUS, Mónica, JENSEN, Sören, and PALACIOS, Teodoro, Área de Paleontología, Universidad de Extremadura, Avenida de Elvas s/n, Badajoz, 06006, Spain, ivancortijo@unex.es
27-3172FOSSIL CHITONS AND MONOMORPHICHNUS FROM THE EDIACARAN CLEMENTE FORMATION, SONORA, MEXICO: MCMENAMIN, Mark A.S., Geology and Geography, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 01075, mmcmenam@mtholyoke.edu
27-32Paper Withdrawn
27-3374CONULARIID TESTS: MICROSTRUCTURE, ORGANIC MATRIX, AND MINERALOGY: FORD, Robert C., Geology, Kansas State University, 108 Thompson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506, rcford79@ksu.edu and CLARK, George R., Kansas State University, Department of Geology, 108 Thompson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506
27-3475FUNCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY AND EVOLUTION OF SWIMMING ABILITY IN PLANISPIRALLY COILED NAUTILOID MOLLUSKS: RIVERA, Alexei A., 20404 Peridot Lane, Germantown, MD 20876, alexei.a.rivera@gmail.com
27-3576SYSTEMATICS OF THE PARASPIRIFERIDAE TERMIER & TERMIER, 1949: SCHEMM-GREGORY, Mena, Geosciences Centre and Department of Earth Sciences, University of Coimbra, Largo Marquês do Pombal, Coimbra, P-3000-272, Portugal and FELDMAN, Howard R., Division of Paleontology (Invertebrates), American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024, feldspar4@optonline.net
27-3677MIDDLE TRIASSIC LOBSTERS FROM THE LUOPING BIOTA IN CHINA: MORPHOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS PROVIDE NEW PERSPECTIVES ON PHYLOGENY AND EVOLUTION: FELDMANN, Rodney M.1, SCHWEITZER, Carrie E.2, HU, Shixue3, and ZHANG, Qiyue3, (1) Department of Geology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, rfeldman@kent.edu, (2) Department of Geology, Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Avenue NW, North Canton, OH 44720, (3) Chengdu Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, No. 2, N-3 section, 1st Ring Road, Chengdu, 610081, China
27-3778OLDEST KNOWN MEMBERS OF MUNIDIDAE (DECAPODA, ANOMURA, GALATHEOIDEA) DISCOVERED FROM LATE JURASSIC: ROBINS, Cristina M., Department of Geology, Kent State University, 221 McGilvrey Hall, Kent, OH 44242, crobins@kent.edu, FELDMANN, Rodney M., Department of Geology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, and SCHWEITZER, Carrie E., Department of Geology, Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Avenue NW, North Canton, OH 44720

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