2012 GSA Annual Meeting in Charlotte
Session No. 58 Sunday, 4 November 2012
1:30 PM-5:30 PM, Charlotte Convention Center: 218AB

T139. Divided Oceans and Connected Continents: Advances in Geology and Paleontology of the Tropical Americas II (Paleontological Society)

Carlos Jaramillo, Austin J.W. Hendy and David W. Farris, Presiding
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58-11:30 PM WHY GEOLOGISTS, PALEONTOLOGISTS, AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGISTS NEED EACH OTHER: ANTONELLI, Alexandre, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B, Home-page: http://antonelli-lab.net, Goteborg SE-41319 Sweden, alexandre.antonelli@bioenv.gu.se
58-21:50 PM FRESHWATER FISH SET LIMITS TO THE AGE OF THE PANAMA ISTHMUS: BERMINGHAM, Eldredge and ALDA, Fernando, Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, STRI MRC 0580-12, Unit 9100, Box 0948, Panama City, 34002, Panama, bermingham@si.edu
58-32:05 PM FROM FOSSIL BONE CELLS TO THE LARGEST PALEOGENE TROPICAL TURTLE: CADENA, Edwin A., Marine Earth and Atmospheric Science Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27606, eacadena@ncsu.edu
58-42:20 PM THE LAS CASCADAS FOSSIL ASSEMBLAGE: BIOSTRATIGRAPHIC AND PALEOBIOGEOGRAPHIC IMPLICATIONS OF THE OLDEST MAMMALS FROM THE PANAMA CANAL AREA, CENTRAL AMERICA: RINCON, Aldo F.1, BLOCH, Jonathan I.2, FOSTER, David A.3, MACFADDEN, Bruce J.1, and JARAMILLO, Carlos4, (1) Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Dickinson Hall--Museum Road, PO Box 117800, Gainesville, FL 32611, arincon@ufl.edu, (2) Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7800, (3) Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida, PO Box 112120, Gainesville, FL 32611-2120, (4) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002, Balboa, Ancon, 0843-03092, Panama
58-52:35 PM THE NEW WORLD TROPICS AS A CRADLE OF BIODIVERSITY DURING THE EARLY MIOCENE: CALIBRATION OF THE CENTENARIO FAUNA FROM PANAMA: MACFADDEN, Bruce J.1, FOSTER, David A.2, RINCON, Aldo F.1, MORGAN, G.S.3, and JARAMILLO, Carlos4, (1) Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Dickinson Hall--Museum Road, PO Box 117800, Gainesville, FL 32611, bmacfadd@flmnh.ufl.edu, (2) Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, (3) New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, (4) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002, Balboa, Ancon, 0843-03092, Panama
58-62:50 PM BIOGEOGRAPHY AND BIOCHRONOLOGY OF SMALL MAMMALS (CHIROPTERA, RODENTIA) FROM THE EARLY MIOCENE OF PANAMA: MORGAN, Gary S., New Mexico Museum of Natural History, 1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, gary.morgan1@state.nm.us, RINCON, Aldo F., Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Dickinson Hall--Museum Road, PO Box 117800, Gainesville, FL 32611, WOOD, Aaron R., Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Dickinson Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-7800, BLOCH, Jonathan I., Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7800, CZAPLEWSKI, Nicholas J., Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Av, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73072, and VALLEJO, Maria Camila, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002, Balboa, Ancon, 0843-03092, Panama
58-73:05 PM PALEOBIOGEOGRAPHICAL AND PALEOCLIMATICAL IMPLICATIONS FROM A PERMINERALIZED FRUIT AND SEED FLORA OF THE MIDDLE MIOCENE OF PANAMA: HERRERA, Fabiany1, MANCHESTER, Steven1, CARVALHO, Monica R.2, and JARAMILLO, Carlos3, (1) Florida Museum of Natural History & Biology Department, University of Florida, Museum Rd and Newell Dr, Dickinson Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-7800, fherrera@flmnh.ufl.edu, (2) Department of Plant Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, (3) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002, Balboa, Ancon, 0843-03092, Panama
58-83:20 PM THE NEOTROPICAL FOSSIL RECORD AND THE GREAT AMERICAN BIOTIC INTERCHANGE: CARRILLO, Juan D.1, VALLEJO-PAREJA, María C.1, CÁRDENAS, Andrés L.2, MORENO-BERNAL, Jorge W.1, JARAMILLO, Carlos1, JIMENEZ, Ludwig1, HENDY, Austin J.W.3, and JONES, Douglas S.4, (1) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002, Balboa, Ancon, 0843-03092, Panama, carrillojd@si.edu, (2) Center for Tropical Palaeontology and Archaeology, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Ancon, 0843-03092, Panama, (3) Florida Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 117800, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, (4) Florida Museum of Nat History, PO Box 117800, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7800
58-93:35 PM AN EXCEPTIONAL MARINE FOSSIL FISH ASSEMBLAGE REVEALS A HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE DEEP-WATER ENVIRONMENT IN THE CENTRAL AMERICAN SEAWAY DURING THE LATE MIOCENE: DE GRACIA, Carlos, Center for Tropical Paleoecology, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002, Balboa, Ancon, 0843-03092, Panama, degraciac@gmail.com, CARRILLO–BRICEÑO, Jorge, Museo Paleontológico de Urumaco, Falcón, Venezuela, SCHWARZHANS, Werner, Ahrensburger Weg 103, Hamburg, 22359, Germany, and JARAMILLO, Carlos, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002, Balboa, Ancon, 0843-03092, Panama
58-103:50 PM NEOGENE REEF CORAL ASSEMBLAGES OF THE BOCAS DEL TORO REGION, PANAMA: KLAUS, James S., Department of Geological Sciences, University of Miami, 1301 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146, j.klaus@miami.edu, MCNEILL, Donald F., Marine Geology and Geophysics, RSMAS Univ of Miami, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, and BUDD, Ann F., Department of Geoscience, University of Iowa, 121 Trowbridge Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242
58-114:05 PM QUANTIFYING UPWELLING AND FRESHENING IN NEARSHORE TROPICAL ENVIRONMENTS USING STABLE ISOTOPES IN MODERN TROPICAL AMERICAN GASTROPODS: TAO, Kai, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, taokai@gmail.com, ROBBINS, John A., Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University, MS 3115, College Station, TX 77843, GROSSMAN, Ethan L., Department of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX 77843-3115, and O'DEA, Aaron, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Center for Tropical Palaeoecology and Archaeology & Naos Island Marine Laboratories, 9100 PANAMA CITY PL, Panama City, 20521-9100, Panama
58-124:20 PM EXPLORING THE DELAYED OVERTURN IN CARIBBEAN FAUNA USING GASTROPOD STABLE-ISOTOPE PROFILES TO QUANTIFY SEASONAL UPWELLING AND FRESHENING OF COASTAL WATERS: ROBBINS, John A.1, TAO, Kai1, GROSSMAN, Ethan L.2, and O'DEA, Aaron3, (1) Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, johnrobbins@tamu.edu, (2) Department of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX 77843-3115, (3) Center for Tropical Paleoecology and Archeology, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 0843 - 03092, Panama, 03092, Panama
58-134:35 PM STABLE ISOTOPE PROFILING IN MODERN MARINE BRYOZOAN COLONIES ACROSS THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA: KEY, Marcus M. Jr1, HOLLENBECK, Paige M.1, O'DEA, Aaron2, and PATTERSON, William P.3, (1) Earth Sciences, Dickinson College, P.O. Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013-2896, key@dickinson.edu, (2) Naos Island Marine Laboratory, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 0843 - 03092, Panama, 03092, Panama, (3) Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, 114 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E2, Canada
58-144:50 PM TIMING OF THE ISOLATION OF THE CARIBBEAN FROM THE TROPICAL EASTERN PACIFIC: JACKSON, Jeremy B.C., Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013, jeremybcjackson@gmail.com and O'DEA, Aaron, Center for Tropical Paleoecology and Archeology, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 0843 - 03092, Panama, 03092, Panama

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