North-Central Section - 47th Annual Meeting (2-3 May 2013)

T15. Paleontology as a Murder Mystery: How the Study of Predation and Taphonomy Reveals the Means, Motives & Opportunities of Ancient Perpetrators and Their Victims

Session No. 27
Friday, 3 May 2013: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Fetzer Center Room 2040

T15. Paleontology as a Murder Mystery: How the Study of Predation and Taphonomy Reveals the Means, Motives & Opportunities of Ancient Perpetrators and Their Victims

 

Karen A. Koy and Joseph E. Peterson, Presiding
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Start Time
8:00 AM
PALEOECOLOGY OF THE DECLINE OF STROMATOLITES IN THE ORDOVICIAN
EL-SHERIF, Noran, 2209-6 Zink Rd, Fairbourn, OH 45234, el-sherif.2@wright.edu
8:20 AM
FROM LAGERSTÄTTE TO LAG: PRELIMINARY BEDDING-SCALE TAPHONOMIC AND GEOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF PHOSPHATE DISTRIBUTION IN THE CINCINNATIAN
DATTILO, Benjamin1, FREEMAN, Rebecca L.2, GERKE, Tammie L.3, BRETT, C.E.4, MCLAUGHLIN, Patrick I.5, SCHRAMM, Thomas J.6, MEYER, David L.7, MORSE, Aaron8, and MASON, Milam4, (1) Department of Geosciences, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499, dattilob@ipfw.edu, (2) Earth & Environmental Sciences Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, (3) Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013, (4) Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, 500 Geology/Physics Building, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013, (5) Bedrock Division, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 3817 Mineral Point Rd, Madison, WI 53705-5100, (6) Department of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University, E235 Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, (7) Dept of Geology, Univ of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221, (8) Department of Geological Sciences, Ball State University, 2000 W. University Ave, Muncie, IN 47306
8:40 AM
CARNIVOROUS TRILOBITES: MORPHOLOGIC, ICHNOLOGIC, AND TAPHONOMIC EVIDENCE
BABCOCK, Loren E., School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, 275 Mendenhall Laboratory, 125 S. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, loren.babcock@geol.lu.se and BRANDT, Danita S., Department of Geological Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824
9:00 AM
ICHNOLOGIC EVIDENCE FOR PREDATORY TRILOBITES:  HOW LITERALLY CAN WE READ THE RECORD?
BRANDT, Danita S., Department of Geological Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, brandt@msu.edu
9:20 AM
DIETARY PREFERENCES OF THE CAMBRIAN TRILOBITE ELRATHIA KINGII: INFERENCES FROM FOSSILIZED DIGESTIVE TRACTS
PETEYA, Jennifer A. and BABCOCK, Loren E., School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, 275 Mendenhall Laboratory, 125 S. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, peteya.2@osu.edu
9:40 AM
DEATH BY COMMON HOUSEHOLD TOOLS: MECHANICAL ANALOGY AND THE FUNCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY OF THE HYPOSTOME IN GENUS ISOTELUS (DEKAY) EVIDENCE FROM ISOTELUS IOWENSIS (OWEN)
DEVERA, Joseph, Illinois State Geological Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois, 5776 Coal Drive, Suite 121, Carterville, IL 62918, j-devera@illinois.edu
 
10:00 AM
Break
10:20 AM
NO ANIMAL WAS SAFE IN THE TRIASSIC: MULTIPLE PREDATION ATTEMPTS ON A LARGE (5-6 METER) CARNIVOROUS “RAUISUCHIAN” FROM THE LATE TRIASSIC OF NEW MEXICO
DRUMHELLER, Stephanie K., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, The University of Tennessee, 306 EPS Building, 1412 Circle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996, sdrumhel@utk.edu, STOCKER, Michelle R., Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-0254, and NESBITT, Sterling, Department of Geology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605
10:40 AM
FLUVIAL TRANSPORT POTENTIAL OF ARCHOSAUR TEETH: A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION IN SHED TOOTH TAPHONOMY
PETERSON, Joseph E. and COENEN, Jason, Department of Geology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Harrington Hall 211, Oshkosh, WI 54901, petersoj@uwosh.edu
11:00 AM
PREDATORY BEHAVIOR OF A GIANT CROCODYLIFORM FROM THE WOODBINE FORMATION (CENOMANIAN) OF TEXAS
NOTO, Christopher, Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Rd, PO Box 2000, Kenosha, WI 53141, noto@uwp.edu, MAIN, Derek J., Earth and Environmental Science, University of Texas at Arlington, Box 19049, 500 Yates St, Arlington, TX 76019, DRUMHELLER, Stephanie K., Department of Geoscience, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, and KING, Lorin, Dept. of Science, Math and Physical Education, Western Nebraska Community College, 1601 E. 27th Street, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
11:20 AM
TAPHONOMY OF VERTEBRATES IN A TEMPERATE FOREST SETTING: A TIME-TRANSGRESSIVE SEQUENCE
KOY, Karen A. and HELWIG, Zane, Biology, Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Drive, Saint Joseph, MO 64507, kkoy@missouriwestern.edu
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