2013 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver: 125th Anniversary of GSA (27-30 October 2013)
Session No. 36 Sunday, 27 October 2013
9:00 AM-6:30 PM, Colorado Convention Center: Hall D

Phylogeny, Morphology and Evolution (Posters)

Authors will be present from 2 to 4 PM, and 5:00 to 6:30 PM
 Paper #Booth #
36-181GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRIC ONTOGENY OF THE TRILOBITE CALYPTAULAX:  SHAPE CHANGE DURING THE MERASPID-HOLASPID TRANSITION: MCDANIEL, Jennifer, Geosciences, Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX 76308, MCDNLJNNFR@YAHOO.COM and CARLUCCI, Jesse R., Department of Geosciences, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX 76308
36-282A MORPHOMETRIC ASSESSMENT OF SHAPE CHANGE IN THE MIOCENE BIVALVE ANADARA DARIENSIS ACROSS PALEOENVIORNMENTAL AND GEOGRAPHIC GRADIENTS: CASEBOLT, Sahale N., HENDY, Austin J.W., and KOWALEWSKI, Michal, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, scasebolt@flmnh.ufl.edu
36-383MORPHOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF ASTARTE BOREALIS (MOLLUSCA: BIVALVIA) OF CAMDEN BAY, NORTHERN ALASKA: CHRPA, Michelle E., Department of Geosciences, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd, Science and Engineering Building, Boca Raton, FL 33431, mchrpa@fau.edu and OLEINIK, Anton, Geosciences, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
36-484BODY SIZE TRENDS IN AMMONITES ACROSS THE PLIENSBACHIAN-TOARCIAN EXTINCTION: SULLIVAN, Jeanette, Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, CA 95030, jeanetteysullivan@gmail.com and CLAPHAM, Matthew E., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
36-585TRENDS IN AMMONITE SUTURE COMPLEXITY DURING THE TOARCIAN EXTINCTION: NIGAM, Arushi, Irvington High School, Fremont, CA 94538, arushi.nigam@gmail.com and CLAPHAM, Matthew E., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
36-686BODY SIZE EVOLUTION IN CONODONTS FROM THE CAMBRIAN THROUGH THE TRIASSIC: MORGAN, Daniel J.1, PAYNE, Jonathan L.1, and SCHAAL, Ellen K.2, (1) Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Bldg 320, Stanford, CA 94305, (2) Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Building 320, Stanford, CA 94305, eschaal@stanford.edu
36-787ESTIMATING THE TEMPO OF THE CAMBRIAN EXPLOSION: WANG, Chengying1, GAI, Linda1, WANG, Steve C.1, MOORE, John L.2, PORTER, Susannah M.2, and MALOOF, Adam C.3, (1) Mathematics and Statistics, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, cwang3@swarthmore.edu, (2) Department of Earth Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, (3) Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
36-888THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM IN THE BLASTOIDEA (ECHINODERMATA): WATERS, Johnny, Department of Geology, Appalachian State University, 572 Rivers Street, Boone, NC 28608, watersja@appstate.edu, SUMRALL, Colin D., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1410, and WHITE, Lyndsie Elizabeth, Department of Industrial Design, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608
36-989REDEFINED GENERIC CONCEPTS IN THE CRINOID FAMILY ACTINOCRINITIDAE, NEW GENERIC ASSIGNMENTS OF SPECIES, AND FAMILY PHYLOGENETICS: RHENBERG, Elizabeth C.1, AUSICH, William I.1, and KAMMER, Thomas W.2, (1) School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, 275 Mendenhall Lab, 125 S. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, rhenberg.1@osu.edu, (2) Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University, 330 Brooks Hall, Morgantown, WV 26506-6300
36-1090VARIABILITY WITHIN THE INFRABASAL CIRCLET OF THE CLADID CRINOID GENUS CUPULOCRINUS (ECHINODERMATA) AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ORIGIN OF FLEXIBLE CRINOIDS: PETER, Mark E., School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, Room 275 Mendenhall Lab, 125 S. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, peter.1@osu.edu and AUSICH, William I., School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, 275 Mendenhall Lab, 125 S. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210
36-1191MOUTH FRAME CONSTRUCTION IN PALEOZOIC EDRIOASTEROIDS, BLASTOZOANS, AND CRINOIDS: KAMMER, Thomas W., Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University, 330 Brooks Hall, Morgantown, WV 26506-6300, tkammer@wvu.edu, SUMRALL, Colin D., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1410, ZAMORA, Samuel, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013-7012, AUSICH, William, School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University, School of Earth Sciences, 155 S Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210-1398, and DELINE, Bradley, Department of Geosciences, University of West Georgia, 1601 Maple St, Carrollton, GA 30118
36-1292ROOTING THE EARLY CRINOID DIVERSIFICATION WITH THE EOCRINOID RHOPALOCYSTIS: AUSICH, William I.1, RHENBERG, Elizabeth C.1, KAMMER, Thomas W.2, and DELINE, Bradley3, (1) School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, 275 Mendenhall Lab, 125 S. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, ausich.1@osu.edu, (2) Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6300, (3) Department of Geosciences, University of West Georgia, 1601 Maple St, Carrollton, GA 30118
36-1393PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF THE PERMIAN BLASTOID GENUS DELTOBLASTUS FAY: MORGAN, Ryan, Department of Geology, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97354, Waco, TX 76798, Ryan_Morgan1@Baylor.edu
36-1494EXPERIMENT PHYLOGENY OF LATE PALEOZOIC CORDAITEANS AND THE CONIFER THUCYDIA BASED ON POLLEN, POLLEN CONES & SEEDS: CORREA, Julian, Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M, 9847 Farrell Dr, Houston, TX 77070, sangdrako@gmail.com, RAYMOND, Anne, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, and COSTANZA, Suzanne H., Harvard Botanical Museum, Harvard University, Botanical Museum, University Museum, Museum of Comparative Zoology, MCZ Labs, 26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138
36-1595PHYLOGENY OF THE UPPER CRETACEOUS AMMONITE BACULITES IN THE WESTERN INTERIOR OF NORTH AMERICA: SLATTERY, Joshua S.1, ANDRES, Brian1, and HARRIES, Peter J.2, (1) Department of Geology, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., SCA 528, Tampa, FL 33620, dinohyus@gmail.com, (2) Department of Geology, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., NES107, Tampa, FL 33620
36-1696PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF LATE ORDOVICIAN NORTH AMERICAN BATHYURID TRILOBITE GENERA RAYMONDITES AND BATHYURUS: SWISHER, Robert E., Geological Sciences, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and School of Geology & Geophysics, Norman, OK 73072, Robert.E.Swisher-1@ou.edu and WESTROP, Stephen R., Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and School of Geology & Geophysics, Univ of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73072
36-1797PHYLOGENY, DEVELOPMENTAL MODE, AND EVOLUTION IN GEMINATE SPECIES OF TURRITELLINE GASTROPODS FROM THE CENTRAL AMERICAN ISTHMUS REGION: SANG, Stephanie, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, 32560 North Burr Oak Drive, Solon, OH 44139, ss2666@cornell.edu and ALLMON, Warren D., Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
36-1898CUTICLE CHARACTERS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF TROPICAL FOSSIL LEAVES: A CASE STUDY FROM THE EARLY MIOCENE OF ETHIOPIA: WALLACE, Jon R., Geology and Environmental Earth Science, Miami University, 114 Shideler Hall, Oxford, OH 45056, wallacj5@miamioh.edu, CURRANO, Ellen D., Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science, Miami University, 114 Shideler Hall, Oxford, OH 45056, and JACOBS, Bonnie F., Huffington Dept. Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, PO Box 750395, Dallas, TX 75275
36-1999NOT APPLICABLE? NOT A PROBLEM FOR PARSIMONY: FADIGA, Troy, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 306 EPS Building, 1412 Circle Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996-1410, tfadiga@utk.edu and BUDD, Ann F., Department of Geoscience, University of Iowa, 121 Trowbridge Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242
36-20100AGGLOMERATIVE HIERARCHICAL CLUSTERING FOR DELIMITING VENERIDAE SPECIES: PULLUM, Laura, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Univeristy of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37916, lpullum1@utk.edu and MCKINNEY, M.L., Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, 1412 Circle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996
36-21101UNUSUAL COSTAL BONE MORPHOLOGY AND HISTOLOGY IN A LARGE CRETACEOUS MOSASAUR (SQUAMATA): ANSLEY, Zachary T., Geology and Geography, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460, za00043@georgiasouthern.edu, D'EMIC, Michael D., Anatomical Sciences Department, Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, and SMITH, Kathlyn M., Geology and Geography, Georgia Southern University, Box 8149, Statesboro, GA 30460
36-22102MORE THAN ONE WAY OF BEING A MOA: DIFFERENCES IN LEG BONE ROBUSTNESS MAP DIVERGENT EVOLUTIONARY TRAJECTORIES IN DINORNITHIDAE AND EMEIDAE (DINORNITHIFORMES): BRASSEY, Charlotte A.1, HOLDAWAY, Richard N.2, PACKHAM, Abigail G.1, ANNE, Jennifer3, MANNING, Phillip L.3, and SELLERS, William I.1, (1) Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom, charlotte.brassey-2@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk, (2) School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 8400, New Zealand, (3) School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom
36-23103MISSING MUZZLE FOUND: NEW SKULL MATERIAL REFERABLE TO APATOSAURUS AJAX  (MARSH 1877) FROM THE MORRISON FORMATION OF MORRISON, COLORADO: MOSSBRUCKER, Matthew T., Morrison Natural History Museum, 501 Colorado Highway 8, Post Office Box 564, Morrison, CO 80465, director@mnhm.org, BAKKER, Robert T., Department of Paleontology, Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030-1799, and MARSH, Adam D., Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, 2225 Speedway, Stop C1160, Austin, TX 78712
36-24104CHEWING PATTERN COMPARISON AND ANALYSES AMONG NEOPLAGIAULACIDAE, PTILODONTIDAE, EUCOSMODONTIDAE, AND MICROCOSMODONTIDAE (MULTITUBERCULATA, MAMMALIA): ZHANG, Yue, Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, Ohio State Universtiy, Museum of Biological Diversity, 1315 Kinnear Rd, Columbus, OH 43212, yzhangfossil@gmail.com
36-25105NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE ONTOGENETIC DEVELOPMENT OF NIMRAVID DENTAL ANATOMY AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE EVOLUTION OF ‘DIRK-TOOTH’ NIMRAVIDS: BOYD, Clint A., Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 501 East Saint Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701, clintboyd@stratfit.org, WELSH, Ed, Badlands National Park, Interior, SD 57750, and SPEARING, Kurt D., Department of Biology and Chemistry, Morningside College, 1501 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106
36-26106GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION AND GROWTH OF THE MIDDLE DEVONIAN TRILOBITE ELDREDGEOPS RANA AS A MEANS OF TESTING THE GEOGRAPHIC ISOLATION OF THE MICHIGAN AND APPALACHIAN BASINS: WITTE, Matthew and YACOBUCCI, Margaret M., Department of Geology, Bowling Green State University, 190 Overman Hall, Bowling Green, OH 43403, mkwitte@bgsu.edu
36-27107AN UNUSUAL RECEPTACULITID MORPHOLOGY FROM THE ORDOVICIAN POGONIP GROUP OF THE GREAT BASIN: HENRY, Sara E. and DROSER, Mary L., Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside, 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521, sara.henry@email.ucr.edu
36-28108EVOLUTION AND MORPHOLOGICAL DIFFERENTIATION OF ORDOVICIAN BRACHIOPODS EOCHONETES AND THAERODONTA: BAUER, Jennifer E., Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio University, 316 Clippinger Laboratories, Athens, OH 45701, jb964112@ohio.edu and STIGALL, Alycia L., Department of Geological Sciences and Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies, Ohio University, 316 Clippinger Lab, Athens, OH 45701
36-29109SURVIVING THE CAMBRIAN EXPLOSION: QINELLA FROM DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: MCMENAMIN, Mark A.S.1, HUGHES, Whitney A.1, and MCMENAMIN, Jessica M.2, (1) Geology and Geography, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 01075, mmcmenam@mtholyoke.edu, (2) The Orchard School, 63 Silver Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
36-30110SPECIES DIFFERENTIATION IN THE PERMIAN GENUS HAMIAPOLLENITES WILSON, 1962 IN OKLAHOMA: MCGUIRE, H., Department of Biology, University of Oklahoma, 730 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK 73019 and LUPIA, R., Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History / School of Geology & Geophysics, University of Oklahoma, 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072, rlupia@ou.edu

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