GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, USA - 2016

Session No. 162
Monday, 26 September 2016: 9:00 AM-6:30 PM
Exhibit Hall E/F (Colorado Convention Center)

Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy (Posters)

Authors will be present from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.
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STABLE ISOTOPE ANALYSES OF TOOTH ENAMEL IN EOCENE CROCODYLIANS
GILLHAM, Robert B., MENOLD, Carrie A. and BARTELS, William S., Department of Geological Sciences, Albion College, 611 E Porter St, Albion, MI 49224, rbg@albion.edu
204
DIVERSE ICHNOFAUNA IN TURBIDITES OF THE ADRIATIC FLYSCH, MONTENEGRO
SCHASSBURGER, Alec, Geology, Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408 and KILIBARDA, Zoran, Geosciences, Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408, schassburgera@yahoo.com
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INTERPRETATION OF TULE SPRINGS FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES BASED ON MICROFOSSILS COLLECTED FROM THE LAS VEGAS FORMATION
SALAS, Chelsy R.1, HERTFELDER, Susan E.2, RAFFERTY, Kevin C.2 and BONDE, Joshua W.3, (1)Geosciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154, (2)Geoscience Department, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154, (3)Geoscience Department, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154, salasc9@unlv.nevada.edu
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FLUVIAL LANDSCAPES OF THE CRETACEOUS: INSIGHTS FROM STABLE ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY, SEDIMENTOLOGY AND TAPHONOMY
EVANS, Erica S.J., Department of Geology, Colorado College, 14 E Cache la Poudre Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, FRICKE, Henry, Department of Geology, Colorado College, 14 East Cache La Poudre St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, CRYSTAL, Victoria, Department of Geology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO 80903, SERTICH, Joseph J.W., Deptartment of Earth Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205 and MILLER, Ian, Department of Earth Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205, erica.evans@coloradocollege.edu
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NEW EVIDENCE OF PREDATOR-PREY RELATIONSHIPS IN THE PLANKTIC ECOSYSTEM DURING THE GREAT ORDOVICIAN BIODIVERSITY EVENT: A REPORT OF A SUGGESTED PREDATOR OF GRAPTOLITES
WITTMER, Jacalyn M., Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, 605 E. Springfield St, Champaign, IL 61820, MEYER, Michael, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 5251 Broad Branch Road, NW, Washington, DC, DC 20015 and GANIS, G. Robert, Consulting Geologist, 749 Burlwood Dr., Southern Pines, NC 28387, jwittm2@illinois.edu
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STABLE ISOTOPIC STUDY OF SOIL ORGANIC MATTER: UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENCES IN VEGETATION STRUCTURE AND CANOPY COVER IN THE NECH SAR NATIONAL PARK, SOUTHWESTERN ETHIOPIA
NEGASH, Enquye W.1, WYNN, Jonathan G.2 and BOBE, Rene L.1, (1)Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, The George Washington University, 800 22nd St NW Suite 6000, Washington, DC 20052, (2)School of Geosciences, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave, SCA 528, NES 107, Tampa, FL 33620, enqu21@gmail.com
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A DIELASMA COMMUNITY FROM THE TRIASSIC OF MAKHTESH RAMON, SOUTHERN ISRAEL
FELDMAN, Howard R. and BELOWICH, Alexa J., Division of Paleontology (Invertebrates), American Museum of Natural History, 79th Street at Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5192, feldspar4@optonline.net
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PALEOENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS OF LATE DEVONIAN TETRAPOD AND FISH ASSEMBLAGES FROM CATSKILL FORMATION SITES IN NORTH-CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA
TROP, Jeffrey M., Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Bucknell University, 1 Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837, BROUSSARD, David, Department of Biology, Lycoming College, 700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701, DONOFRIO, Rae, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Bucknell University, 701 Moore Avenue, Lewisburg, PA 17837, RYGEL, Michael C., Department of Geology, State University of New York, College at Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave, Potsdam, NY 13676 and DAESCHLER, Ted, Vertebrate Zoology, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103, jtrop@bucknell.edu
211
ENAMEL MATURATION RESETS APPOSITIONAL ISOTOPE COMPOSITIONS
TRAYLER, Robin B., Geosciences, Boise State University, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725 and KOHN, Matthew J., Dept. of Geosciences, Boise State University, 1910 University Dr, Boise, ID 83725, robintrayler@boisestate.edu
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FAUNAL VARIATION OF LATE DEVONIAN TETRAPOD AND FISH ASSEMBLAGES FROM CATSKILL FORMATION SITES IN NORTH-CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA
BROUSSARD, David, Department of Biology, Lycoming College, 700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701, DAESCHLER, Ted, Vertebrate Zoology, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103 and TROP, Jeffrey M., Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Bucknell University, 1 Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837, broussar@lycoming.edu
213
PENNSYLVANIAN BRYOZOANS OF EXCEPTIONAL PRESERVATION FROM THE BUCKHORN ASPHALT QUARRY, OKLAHOMA
SEUSS, Barbara, GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Fachgruppe Paläoumwelt, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Loewenichstraße 28, Erlangen, D-91054, Germany, TAYLOR, Paul D., Department of Earth Sciences, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, United Kingdom, ERNST, Andrej, Institut für Geologie, Universität Hamburg, Bundesstraße 55, Hamburg, D-20146, Germany and NÜTZEL, Alexander, Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie, Richard Wagner Strasse 10, Munich, D-80333, Germany, p.taylor@nhm.ac.uk
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PALEOSOL MATURITY, MAMMAL DISTRIBUTION, AND MICROHABITATS AT EARLY EOCENE FOSSIL VERTEBRATE LOCALITIES OF THE WILLWOOD FORMATION (LOWER EOCENE), BIGHORN BASIN, WYOMING
RODWELL, Ben W., BOWN, Thomas M. and NICHOLS, Kimberly A., Anthropology, Colorado State University at Fort Collins, B219 Andrew G. Clark Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1787, benrod@rams.colostate.edu
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RE-EVALUATION OF THE MIDDLE CAMBRIAN SPONGE, BROOKSELLA ALTERNATA, FROM THE CONASAUGA FORMATION, GEORGIA AND ALABAMA, U.S.A
NOLAN, Morrison, Department of Geology, University of Georgia, 210 Field Street, Athens, GA 30602, WALKER, Sally E., Department of Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 and SHARMA, Ajay, Veterinary Biosciences & Diagnostic Imaging, University of Georgia, 501 D.W. Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602, mrnmst@msn.com
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PERMINERALIZED PLANTS FROM THE MARINE CLALLAM FORMATION (LATEST OLIGOCENE/EARLIEST MIOCENE), OLYMPIC PENINSULA, WASHINGTON STATE: TAPHONOMIC AND PALEOCLIMATIC IMPLICATIONS
RAYMOND, Anne, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843 and WEHNER, Matthew, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, raymond@geo.tamu.edu
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CATASTROPHIC FRESHWATER STRESS ON MARINE ICHNOFOSSIL ASSEMBLAGES––TRINITY BAY HEAD DELTA: THE POSSIBLE NORM RATHER THAN THE EXCEPTION FOR SALINITY VARIABILITY IN MODERN AND ANCIENT PARALIC SETTINGS
WROBLEWSKI, Anton Franz-Josef, ConocoPhillips, 600 N. Dairy Ashford, Houston, TX 77079 and HASIOTIS, Stephen T., Department of Geology, University of Kansas, 1475 Jayhawk Blvd, Lindley Hall, rm 120, Lawrence, KS 66045, anton.f.wroblewski@cop.com
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MICROSTRUCTURE OF VALVES AND BORING LININGS OF THE ENDOLITHIC “ROCK-EATER”, LITHOPHAGA SPATIOSA (BIVALVIA)
WISTORT, Zackery P., Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 and EKDALE, Allan A., Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, 115 South 1460 East, Room 383 FASB, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, zpwistort@gmail.com
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SHORT PYGIDIAL SPINE IN AN INJURED(?) TRICREPICEPHALUS TEXANUS (TRILOBITA) FROM THE WEEKS FORMATION (CAMBRIAN, GUZHANGIAN), HOUSE RANGE, UTAH
FOSTER, John R., Museum of Moab, 118 East Center Street, Moab, UT 84532 and HUNT-FOSTER, ReBecca, Canyon Country District Office, Bureau of Land Management, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532, director@moabmuseum.org
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PALEOECOLOGY OF AN UPPER ORDOVICIAN SUBMARINE CAVE-DWELLING FAUNA IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY
WILSON, Mark A., Dept of Geology, College of Wooster, 944 College Mall, Scovel Hall, Wooster, OH 44691-2363 and BUTTLER, Caroline J., Dept of Natural Sciences, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NP, United Kingdom, mwilson@wooster.edu
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STABLE ISOTOPE ECOLOGY OF RHINOCEROSES (MAMMALIA: FAMILY RHINOCEROTIDAE) IN THE HEMPHILLIAN LAND-MAMMAL AGE OF THE GREAT PLAINS, NORTH AMERICA
WANG, Bian, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan, 2534 C. C. Little Building, 1100 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 and SECORD, Ross, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0340, bianwang@umich.edu
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AN ARTHROPOD-DOMINATED ICHNOASSEMBLAGE FROM SOUTHWESTERN UTAH: ICHNOTAXONOMY, ICHNOFACIES AND THE EARLY TRIASSIC TAPHONOMIC WINDOW
THOMSON, Tracy J., Department of Earth and Physical Sciences, University of California, Davis, 2119 Earth and Physical Sciences Building, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, MILNER, Andrew R.C., St. George Dinosaur Discovery Sight at Johnson Farm, 2180 East Riverside Dr, St. George, UT 84790 and STIMSON, Matt, Steinhammer Paleontology Laboratory, New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB E2K1E5, Canada, tjthomson@ucdavis.edu
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ORIGIN AND PALEOECOLOGY OF FERRUGINOUS ONCOIDS ("SNUFF-BOXES") FROM THE MIDDLE JURASSIC (BAJOCIAN) OF SOUTHERN ENGLAND
JESTER, Cassidy D.1, WILSON, Mark A.1 and PALMER, Timothy J.2, (1)Dept of Geology, College of Wooster, 944 College Mall, Scovel Hall, Wooster, OH 44691-2363, (2)The Palaeontological Association, IGES, Llandinam Building, University of Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth, Wales, SY23 3DB, United Kingdom, cjester17@wooster.edu
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PHYTOLITHS IN PALEOECOLOGY: A TOOL FOR RECONSTRUCTING HABITAT STRUCTURE, AND HETEROGENEITY
CRIFÒ, Camilla, University of Washington, Department of Biology, Box 351800, Seatle, WA 98195 and STRÖMBERG, Caroline A.E., Department of Biology, University of Washington, 24 Kincaid Hall, Box 351800, Seattle, WA 98195-1800, crifoc@uw.edu
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A COLLECTION OF TRACE FOSSILS FROM THE LOWER TRIASSIC MOENKOPI FORMATION (ARIZONA): AN EXAMPLE OF THE SCOYENIA ICHNOFACIES AND CHANGING SUBSTRATE CONDITIONS
THOMSON, Tracy J., Department of Earth and Physical Sciences, University of California, Davis, 2119 Earth and Physical Sciences Building, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, FARKE, Andrew A., Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, 1175 West Baseline Road, Claremont, CA 91711-2199 and SANTOS, Gabriel-Philip, Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, Claremont, CA 91711, tjthomson@ucdavis.edu
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MINERALOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF HOT SPRING DEPOSITS IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
PATON, Timothy1, HOWARD, Lucas1, OSTERHOUT, Jeffrey T.2, HAVIG, Jeffrey1 and HUFF, Warren1, (1)Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, 345 Clifton Court, Cincinnati, OH 45221, (2)Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, 500 Geology-Physics Building, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013, patontr@mail.uc.edu
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FILLING THE GAPS: A COMPREHENSIVE UNDERSTANDING OF DIETS AND ECOSYSTEM INTERACTIONS WITHIN THE MODERN AND FOSSIL SMALL MAMMAL COMMUNITIES OF MEADE BASIN, KANSAS
RICHARDSON, Hannah K.1, HAVELES, Andrew W.2, FOX, David L.2 and FOX-DOBBS, Kena1, (1)Department of Geology, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N Warner, Tacoma, WA 98416, (2)Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, hrichardson@pugetsound.edu
Handouts
  • Richardson GSA.pdf (25.8 MB)
  • 228
    CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC CHARACTERIZATION OF CALCITE MICROSTRUCTURES IN FOSSIL BRACHIOPOD SHELLS IN RELATION TO LIFESTYLES
    REED, Hannah M., Geological Sciences, University of Alabama, 201 7th Ave, 2003 Bevill Building, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, hmwright@crimson.ua.edu
    229
    A NOVEL EXPERIMENTAL INSTRUMENT FOR THE STUDY OF TISSUE DECAY AND EXCEPTIONAL PRESERVATION
    FACCIOL, Amanda J., PIUNNO, Paul, KRULL, Ulrich, HERSH, Jonathan, PATCH, David and LAFLAMME, Marc, Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences, University of Toronto Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada, amanda.facciol@mail.utoronto.ca
    230
    CRYPTO-HELICAL BODY PLAN IN EARLY ECHINODERMS: NEW EVIDENCE FROM THE CAMBRIAN STRATA OF SOUTH CHINA
    LIN, Jih-Pai, Geosciences, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, 106, Taiwan and AUSICH, William I., School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, 155 South Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210-1398, jplin@hotmail.com
    231
    THE ROLE OF MICROBIAL IRON REDUCTION IN THE FORMATION OF PROTEROZOIC MOLAR TOOTH STRUCTURES
    HODGSKISS, Malcolm S.W., Earth and Planetary Sciences/GEOTOP, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A0E8, Canada; Geological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, KUNZMANN, Marcus, Australian Resources Research Centre, CSIRO Mineral Resources, Kensington, 0801, Australia; Earth and Planetary Sciences/GEOTOP, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A0E8, Canada, POIRIER, André, Geotop, Université du Québec à Montréal, C.P. 8888, succ. Centre-Ville, Montréal, QC H3C 3P8, Canada and HALVERSON, Galen P., Earth and Planetary Sciences/GEOTOP, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A0E8, Canada, mswh@stanford.edu
    232
    WAS IT WORTH IT? EFFECT OF INCREASING SAMPLE SIZE AND EFFORT WHEN ANALYZING THE PALEOECOLOGY OF A PLIO-PLEISTOCENE MOLLUSC ASSEMBLAGE FROM FLORIDA
    KERR, Tyler U.1, COOKE, Kimberly A.1, KELLEY, Patricia H.2 and VISAGGI, Christy C.3, (1)Geography and Geology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403, (2)Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403, (3)Geosciences, Georgia State University, PO Box 3965, Atlanta, GA 30302, tuk1138@uncw.edu
    233
    EDIACARAN MACROALGAE AND THE EARLY EVOLUTION OF ANIMALS
    BYKOVA, Natalia, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 4044 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061, LODUCA, Steven T., Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University, 203 Strong Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, WU, Mengyin, Department of Economics and Management, Guiyang University, Guizhou Province, Guiyang, 550005, China, GRAZHDANKIN, Dmitriy, Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, Prospekt Koptuga 3, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia; Department of Geology and Geophysics, Novovsibisrk State University, Pirogova st., 2, Novosibisrsk, 63090, Russian Federation and XIAO, Shuhai, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, naticha@vt.edu
    234
    AN INSIDERS VIEW OF THE VERTEBRATE FOSSIL RECORD: X-RAY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY OF VERTEBRATE MICROFOSSIL BONEBEDS FROM THE UPPER CRETACEOUS JUDITH RIVER FORMATION, MONTANA
    BAGLEY, Brian, Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 and ROGERS, Raymond, Geology Department, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105, bagl0025@umn.edu
    Handouts
  • GSA-2016-BagleyRogers-105.pdf (14.1 MB)
  • 235
    MESOPROTEROZOIC MICROBIAL MATS FROM THE ANGMAAT FORMATION AS CONSTRAINTS FOR SILICIFICATION
    MANNING-BERG, A.R., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, 1412 Circle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996 and KAH, Linda C., Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, 1412 Circle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996, aberg@vols.utk.edu
    236
    ECOLOGY OF THE AMMONITE SUPERFAMILY ACANTHOCERATOIDEA FROM THE CENOMANIAN-TURONIAN WESTERN INTERIOR SEAWAY USING WESTERMANN MORPHOSPACE
    MERTZ, David A.A., Department of Geology, Bowling Green State University, 190 Overman Hall, Bowling Green, OH 43402 and YACOBUCCI, Margaret M., Department of Geology, Bowling Green State University, 190 Overman Hall, Bowling Green, OH 43403, Damertz1@gmail.com
    237
    UPPER PERMIAN REEF AND SHELF FACIES OF THE SOUTHERN MARGIN OF THE YANGTZE PLATFORM, SOUTH CHINA PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO REEF ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTS IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE END-PERMIAN MASS EXTINCTION
    THORNE, Sarah1, LIU, Dongyang2, HARTSON, Elizabeth1, LEHRMANN, Daniel J.1 and YU, Meiyi2, (1)Department of Geosciences, Trinity University, 1 Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212, (2)Geosciences, Guizhou University, Caijiaguan, Guiyang, 550003, China, sthorne@trinity.edu
    238
    TESTING THE NAVIGATIONAL EFFICIENCY OF DESERT-DWELLING JURASSIC ARTHROPODS
    JENSEN, Zachary A., HAIGHT, Gordon and ROWLAND, Stephen M., Department of Geoscience, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4010, jensez1@unlv.nevada.edu
    239
    METHANOTROPHY IN 2.7 GA SOUTH AFRICAN LAKES
    WILMETH, Dylan T.1, CORSETTI, Frank A.1, BERELSON, William M.1, BEUKES, Nicolas J.2, ROLLINS, Nick1 and YAGER, Joyce A.1, (1)Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, (2)Department of Geology, University of Johannesburg, P.O. Box 524, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, 2006, South Africa, dwilmeth@usc.edu
    240
    TAPHONOMY AND DIAGENESIS OF FOSSIL-BEARING CONCRETIONS IN VOLCANIC ASH FROM SOUTHERN PATAGONIA, SANTA CRUZ PROVINCE, ARGENTINA
    MAGUIRE, Evin P.1, FELDMANN, Rodney M.1, SCHWEITZER, Carrie E.2 and CASADIO, Silvio3, (1)Geology, Kent State University, 221 McGilvrey Hall, Kent, OH 44242, (2)Department of Geology, Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Avenue NW, North Canton, OH 44720, (3)Instituto de Investigación en Paleobiología y Geología, Universidad Nacional de Río Negro, Lobo y Belgrano, Roca, 8332, Argentina, emaguire@kent.edu
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    STUDY ON THE SWIMMING STYLES AND SWIMMING CAPABILITY OF TRIASSIC ICHTHYOPTERYGIANS
    XIANG, Yinghao, JIANG, Da-yong, ZHOU, Min and WANG, Xue, Geology, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, China, xiang_yh@pku.edu.cn
    242
    TAPHONOMIC INFERENCES DRAWN FROM EPIBIONTS ON LATE OLIGOCENE CRABS OF THE KEASEY FORMATION, COLUMBIA COUNTY, OREGON
    TASHMAN, Jessica N., Geology, Kent State University, Department of Geology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, FELDMANN, Rodney M., Geology, Kent State University, 221 McGilvrey Hall, Kent, OH 44242 and SCHWEITZER, Carrie E., Department of Geology, Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Avenue NW, North Canton, OH 44720, jtashman@kent.edu
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    ARCHITECTURE OF A MID-CRETACEOUS PATCH REEF: HIGH RESOLUTION MAPPING PROVIDES NEW INSIGHT INTO FACIES STRUCTURES AND ECOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIPS AT PAUL SPUR (BISBEE, ARIZONA)
    HATTORI, Kelly E.1, MARTINDALE, Rowan1 and KERANS, Charles2, (1)Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C1100, Austin, TX 78712, (2)Geosciences, Jackson School, University of Texas at Austin, Dept of Geological Sciences, The University of TX at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, kelly_hattori@utexas.edu
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    SO YOU WANT TO FIND MICROSTRUCTURES IN DINOSAUR BONES FROM YOUR BONEBED?
    GUILLIAMS, Mark P., LEFAIVE, Samantha J. and SPRAGUE, Michael D., Science and Math Department, Cedarville University, 251 N. Main St., Cedarville, OH 45314, Mguilliams@cedarville.edu
    245
    A LIPID BIOMARKER INVESTIGATION OF OLIGOTROPHIC EDIACARAN MARINE ENVIRONMENTS ACROSS THE EAST EUROPEAN PLATFORM
    PEHR, Kelden1, LOVE, Gordon D.1, BEKKER, Andrey1, KUZNETSOV, Anton2 and PODKOVYROV, Victor2, (1)Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside, 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92521, (2)Institute of Precambrian Geology and Geochronology, RAS, nab. Makarova 2, St Petersburg, 199034, Russia, kpehr001@ucr.edu
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    MICROBIAL- CADDISFLY BIOHERM ASSOCIATION FROM THE LOWER CRETACEOUS SHINEHUDAG FORMATION, MONGOLIA: EARLIEST RECORD OF PLANT ARMORING IN FOSSIL CADDISFLY CASES
    ADIYA, Tsolmon, Geology and Geophysics Department, University of Utah, 115 S 1460 E, Frederick Albert Sutton Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, JOHNSON, Cari, Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, LOEWEN, Mark, Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, 115 S 1460 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, RITTERBUSH, Kathleen A., Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 and CONSTENIUS, Kurt, Petro Matad Limited, 34 Sambuu Street, 4th microdistrict, Chingeltei District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, tsolmon.adiya@utah.edu
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    EVIDENCE FROM CORE OF OLDER EUSOCIAL INSECTS AND A WETTER PALEOCLIMATE: MIDDLE TRIASSIC SKAGERRAK FORMATION (LADINIAN-CARNIAN), CENTRAL NORTH SEA
    WROBLEWSKI, Anton Franz-Josef1, HASIOTIS, Stephen T.2, MEARNS, Iain1 and HAYES, Tom R.1, (1)ConocoPhillips, 600 N. Dairy Ashford, Houston, TX 77079, (2)Department of Geology, University of Kansas, 1475 Jayhawk Blvd, Lindley Hall, rm 120, Lawrence, KS 66045, anton.f.wroblewski@cop.com
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    MIDDLE DEVONIAN PLANT SPECIMENS FROM THE PLATTEKILL FM., SHOKAN, NY
    CUSHEN, Kate E., Department of Geology, State University of New York at New Paltz, 1 Hawk Dr., New Paltz, NY 12561 and BARTHOLOMEW, Alex, Geology Department, SUNY. New Paltz, 1 Hawk Dr, New Paltz, NY 12561, n00856164@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
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    RARE EARTH AND TRACE ELEMENT DIFFUSION PERIODS FOR TERRESTRIAL AND MARINE FOSSIL BONES: IMPLICATIONS FOR BIOMOLECULE PRESERVATION IN DEEP-TIME
    DREWICZ, Amanda E.1, GRANDSTAFF, David E.2 and TERRY Jr., Dennis O.2, (1)Geosciences, Boise State University, 1910 University Dr, Boise, ID 83725, (2)Department of Earth & Environmental Science, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, amandadrewicz@u.boisestate.edu
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    REVISITING ARTHUR LAKES’ LOST QUARRIES: INITIAL SURVEY OF UNDESCRIBED YALE PEABODY JURASSIC MORRISON FOSSIL MATERIAL COLLECTED FROM MORRISON CO (1877-1879)
    MOSSBRUCKER, Matthew T.1, TURNER, Bryan W.1 and BAKKER, Robert T.2, (1)Morrison Natural History Museum, 501 Colorado Highway 8, Post Office Box 564, Morrison, CO 80465, (2)Department of Paleontology, Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030-1799, director@mnhm.org
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    EXCEPTIONAL PRESERVATION AND THE FOSSIL RECORD OF TETRAPOD INTEGUMENT
    ELIASON, Chad1, GARZA, Hector K.1, HUDSON, Leah2, WATTS, Taylor1 and CLARKE, Julia1, (1)Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, (2)Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, hector.garza@utexas.edu
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    DEVELOPING A ‘UNIVERSAL’ CALCULATION OF BIOMASS (G ORGANIC CARBON) FOR FOSSILS
    MEADOWS, Caitlin A., Department of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 5734 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, meadowsc@uchicago.edu
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    EXPLORING NEW METHODOLOGIES FOR STUDYING PALEOWILDFIRE
    MUDDIMAN, Benjamin B., Integrative Biology & University of California Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, 1005 Valley Life Science Building #3140, Berkeley, CA 94720 and LOOY, Cindy V., Integrative Biology & University of California Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, CA 94720, bmuddiman@berkeley.edu
    Handouts
  • Muddiman_Paleofire_GSA2016_Final.pdf (1.8 MB)
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    USING FOOD WEBS TO EXAMINE ECOSYSTEM DYNAMICS DURING BIOTIC INVASIONS IN LATE ORDOVICIAN SHALLOW MARINE COMMUNITIES
    KEMPF, Hannah L.1, DINEEN, Ashley A.2, ROOPNARINE, Peter D.2 and TYLER, Carrie L.1, (1)Geology & Environmental Earth Science, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, (2)Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology, California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, kempfhl@miamioh.edu
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    PROLIFIC NEW COPROFAUNA FROM THE EOCENE OF VIRGINIA
    HUNT, Adrian P., Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th Street SW, Everett, WA 98275, LUCAS, Spencer G., New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Road N.W, Albuquerque, NM 87104 and GULOTTA Sr., Marco N., 4546 Whispering Woods Lane, King George, VA 22485, adrianhu@flyingheritage.com
    256
    A PALEOECOLOGY OF PLEISTOCENE OYSTER BEDS, SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA
    DITMAR, Jolene M., Fullerton, CA 92382 and BONUSO, Nicole, Geological Sciences, California State University, Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831, jojoditmar@csu.fullerton.edu
    257
    PARASITISM IN MARINE ECOSYSTEMS THROUGH GEOLOGIC TIME
    LINEHAN, Liane Christine, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Missouri, 101 Geology Building, Columbia, MO 65211 and HUNTLEY, John Warren, Geological Sciences, University of Missouri, 101 Geological Sciences Building, Columbia, MO 65211, lcl535@mail.missouri.edu
    258
    REANALYSIS OF THE ECOMORPHOLOGY OF TANYRHINICHTYS MCALLISTERI, A LONG ROSTRUMED ACTINOPTERYGIAN FISH, BASED ON NOVEL SPECIMENS FROM KINNEY BRICK QUARRY, NEW MEXICO
    STACK, Jack Reza, Earth and Environmental Science & Evolution Cluster, University of Pennsylvania, 240 S. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316, SALLAN, Lauren, ​​Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania, Hayden Hall, 240 S. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, HODNETT, John-Paul M., Department of Biology, Saint Joseph's University, 5600 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131 and LUCAS, Spencer G., New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Road N.W, Albuquerque, NM 87104, hemaron@icloud.com
    259
    XRCT AS A NON-DESTRUCTIVE WAY TO STUDY SIDERITE NODULES: AN EXAMPLE FROM PENNSYLVANIAN DELTAIC SYSTEMS IN ALABAMA
    GIBSON, Brandt M.1, GIBSON, Michael2 and DARROCH, Simon A.F.1, (1)Earth and Environmental Sciences, Vanderbilt University, 5726 Stevenson Center, 7th floor, Nashville, TN 37240, (2)Dept. of Agriculture, Geosciences, Natural Resources, University of Tennessee at Martin, 256 Brehm Hall, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238, brandt.m.gibson@vanderbilt.edu
    260
    DIAGENESIS OF EXCEPTIONALLY PRESERVED TRILOBITES FROM THE WHEELER SHALE
    JOHN, Douglas L., WALKER, Sally E. and KLIMCZAK, Christian, Department of Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, d.john@uga.edu
    261
    GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS OF ECOLOGICAL ASSOCIATIONS AND SUCCESSIONS IN MIDDLE DEVONIAN BIOHERMS OF THE GREAT LAKES REGION
    WALTERS, Daryl Georjeanne, Department of Geology, Bowling Green State University, Wooster St., Bowling Green, OH 43403 and YACOBUCCI, Margaret M., Department of Geology, Bowling Green State University, 190 Overman Hall, Bowling Green, OH 43403, Darylj@bgsu.edu
    262
    PERIMORTEM DISTORTION AND TAPHONOMY OF A HOLZMADEN ICHTHYOSAUR WITH CERVICAL SPINE TRAUMA
    MCMENAMIN, Mark A.S.1, FLEURY, Douglas2, SCHULTE MCMENAMIN, Dianna L.1, HUSSEY, Meghan C.1, ORR, Lydia1 and BOUSE, Leta A.1, (1)Geology and Geography, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 01075, (2)Caterpillar Catalyst, Inc, National Science Education Outreach, 48 Arden Street, Holyoke, MA 01040, mmcmenam@mtholyoke.edu
    263
    DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY STRUCTURE OF MARINE BIVALVES IN RELATION TO CLIMATIC FLUCTUATION: INSIGHTS FROM A TROPICAL SETTING
    DUTTA, Saurav and CHATTOPADHYAY, Devapriya, Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, Mohanpur, 741246, India, sd13rs018@iiserkol.ac.in
    264
    A PALEONTOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF SAND PODS AT THE BASE OF THE NAVESINK FORMATION, BIG BROOK, MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ
    SCHNEIDER, Nicole, DANILOVA, Anastasia and GARB, Matthew P., Earth and Environmental Sciences, Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210, Schneiderkn@gmail.com
    Handouts
  • Sand Pod Poster-Official (4).pdf (1.6 MB)
  • 265
    BISON LATIFRONS WAS A MIXED FEEDER: ISOTOPIC ANALYSIS OF TOOTH ENAMEL
    HARDY, Fabian and ROWLAND, Stephen M., Department of Geoscience, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4010, hardyf@unlv.nevada.edu
    266
    VARIATION IN TAPHONOMIC SIGNATURES BETWEEN BIOFACIES AND SYSTEMS TRACTS IN THE BROMIDE FORMATION, OKLAHOMA
    CARLUCCI, Jesse R., Kimbell School of Geoscience, Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308 and WESTROP, Stephen R., Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and School of Geology & Geophysics, Univ of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73072, jesse.carlucci@mwsu.edu
    267
    TAKE TO THE SKIES: QUADCOPTER EXPLORATION IN PALEONTOLOGY
    MORGAN, Ryan, KELLEY, Christopher, ASKEW, Megan, BRUNDIN, Junstin Nathaniel and REED, Lyndey B., Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Physics, Tarleton State University, Box T-0540, Stephenville, TX 76401, christopherkelley22@yahoo.com
    268
    BEETLES, BEES, BURROWS, ROOTS, AND DINOSAURS: DECIPHERING THE ICHNOLOGY OF THE TWIN MOUNTAINS FORMATION
    BRUNDIN, Junstin Nathaniel, Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Physics, Tarleton State University, Box T-0540, Stephenville, TX 76401 and MORGAN, Ryan, Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Physics, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, jnb0030@tigermail.auburn.edu
    269
    THE CANYON GROUP: A PRISTINE ASSEMBLAGE OF PENNSYLVANIAN TRACE-MAKING ACTIVITY IN RANGER, TEXAS, UNITED STATES
    BRUNDIN, Junstin Nathaniel, Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Physics, Tarleton State University, Box T-0540, Stephenville, TX 76401 and MORGAN, Ryan, Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Physics, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, jnb0030@tigermail.auburn.edu
    270
    OF SAND AND THROMBOLITES: EVIDENCE OF EPISODIC INUNDATION OF A CRETACEOUS SHORELINE
    MORGAN, Ryan, RONCK, Catherine and STRICKLAND, Amanda, Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Physics, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, rmorgan@tarleton.edu
    271
    TAPHONOMY OF CONDENSED INTERVALS ALONG A DEPOSITIONAL PROFILE: INSIGHTS FROM HOLOCENE DEPOSITS OF THE PO COASTAL PLAIN (ITALY)
    KUSNERIK, Kristopher M.1, AZZARONE, Michele1, SCARPONI, Daniele2, AMOROSI, Alessandro3, BOHACS, Kevin M.4, KOWALEWSKI, Michał1 and DREXLER, Tina4, (1)Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, 1659 Museum Road, PO Box 117800, Gainesville, FL 32611, (2)Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali, University of Bologna, via Selmi 3, Bologna, I-40126, Italy, (3)Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali, University of Bologna, Piazza di Porta San Donato 1, Bologna, 40126, Italy, (4)ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, P.O Box 2189, Houston, TX 77252, kmkusnerik@ufl.edu
    272
    HOW DOES BODY SIZE AND ABUNDANCE OF TRILOBITES CHANGE ALONG A WATER DEPTH GRADIENT IN THE TRENTON GROUP (MIDDLE ORDOVICIAN) OF CENTRAL NEW YORK?
    FARRAR, Lyndsey E., Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, SUNY College at Oneonta, 108 Ravine Parkway, Oneonta, NY 13820 and FALL, Leigh M., Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, SUNY College at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY 13820, farrl18@oneonta.edu
    Handouts
  • GSA 2016 Poster Final.pdf (2.4 MB)
  • 273
    LATE CRETACEOUS MARINE ARTHROPODS RELIED ON TERRESTRIAL ORGANIC MATTER AS A FOOD SOURCE: GEOCHEMICAL EVIDENCE FROM THE COON CREEK LAGERSTÄTTE IN THE MISSISSIPPIAN EMBAYMENT
    VRAZO, Matthew B.1, DIEFENDORF, Aaron F.1 and CROWLEY, Brooke2, (1)Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, 500 Geology/Physics Building, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013, (2)Departments of Geology and Anthropology, University of Cincinnati, 500 Geology-Physics Building, Cincinnati, OH 45221, vrazomb@mail.uc.edu
    Handouts
  • Vrazo_GSA_2016_Poster.pdf (46.2 MB)
  • 274
    PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF PLANT–INSECT ASSOCIATIONS IN THE KAIPAROWITS FLORA, LATE CRETACEOUS OF UTAH
    MACCRACKEN, S. Augusta, Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20013; Entomology, University of Maryland, 4112 Plant Sciences Building, College Park, MD 20742, MILLER, Ian M., Dept. of Earth Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO 80205, MITTER, Charles W., Entomology, University of Maryland, 4112 Plant Sciences Building, College Park, MD 20742 and LABANDEIRA, Conrad C., Entomology, University of Maryland, 4112 Plant Sciences Building, College Park, MD 20742; Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013-7012; College of Life Sciences, Key Laboratory of Insect Evolution and Environmental Change, Capital Normal University, Beijing, 100048, China, maccrackens@si.edu
    275
    CHANGES IN TREMATODE INFESTATION RATES ACROSS PARASEQUENCES: INSIGHTS FROM HOLOCENE DEPOSITS OF THE PO COASTAL PLAIN, ITALY
    AZZARONE, Michele1, HUNTLEY, John Warren2, SCARPONI, Daniele1, LINEHAN, Liane Christine3 and KOWALEWSKI, Michal4, (1)Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali, University of Bologna, via Selmi 3, Bologna, I-40126, Italy, (2)Geological Sciences, University of Missouri, 101 Geological Sciences Building, Columbia, MO 65211, (3)Department of Geological Sciences, University of Missouri, 101 Geology Building, Columbia, MO 65211, (4)Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, 1659 Museum Rd., Gainesville, FL 32611, michele.azzarone@unibo.it
    276
    IS A LAGERSTÄTTEN BIAS RESPONSIBLE FOR PRESERVATION TRENDS IN THE AVIAN FOSSIL RECORD?
    GARDNER, Eleanor E., Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, PO Box 117800, Gainesville, FL 32611, WALKER, Sally E., Department of Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 and GARDNER, Lytt I., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, egardner@flmnh.ufl.edu
    277
    COPROLITES OR PSEUDO-COPROLITES? PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF PURPORTED HERBIVORE COPROLITES FROM THE MORRISON FORMATION IN UTAH
    BENNINGTON, J. Bret and LAKERAM, Scott, Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability, 114 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1140, slakeram1@pride.hofstra.edu
    278
    GASTROPOD SUBFOSSIL ASSEMBLAGES RECORD DECLINE OF CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEMS IN BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA
    LEONARD-PINGEL, Jill S., Department of Geology, Washington and Lee University, 204 W. Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450, CRAMER, Katie L., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 and SBARDELLA, Claire A., Geology, Washington and Lee University, 303 White St, apt. 303, Lexington, VA 24450, sbardellac17@mail.wlu.edu
    279
    COMPARING BODY SIZE OF THE SAND TIGER SHARK STRIATOLAMIA MACROTA FROM EOCENE LOCALITIES IN NORTHERN CANADA AND MISSISSIPPI
    FIEMAN, Dina M., Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, 265 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309, EBERLE, Jaelyn J., CU Museum and Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, 265 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309 and KIM, Sora L., Dept. of Environmental Science, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Ave, San Francisco, CA 94117, Dina.Fieman@colorado.edu
    280
    RECONSTRUCTING BASELINES IN A RESTORED FLOODPLAIN: AN EXAMINATION OF AQUATIC VEGETATION IN THE EMIQUON PRESERVE, LEWISTOWN ILLINOIS
    ROTHFUS, Thomas A.1, HAGY, Heath M.2 and HINE, Christopher S.2, (1)Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon, University of Illinois-Springfield, 11316 N Prairie Road, Lewistown, IL 61542, (2)Illinois Natural History Survey Forbes Biological Station, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, 20003 CR 1770E, P.O. Box 590, Havana, IL 62644, tarothfu@gmail.com
    281
    FALSE CRINOID COLUMN IMPRESSIONS IN THE LOWER SILURIAN ESTILL SHALE OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY
    THOMKA, James R., Department of Geosciences, University of Akron, 114 Crouse Hall, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, SULLIVAN, Nicholas B., Chemostrat Inc., 3760 Westchase Drive, Houston, TX 77002 and BRETT, Carlton E., Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, 500 Geology/Physics Building, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013, jthomka@uakron.edu
    282
    DEPOSITION AND PRESERVATION OF SPICULES WITHIN BIOSILICEOUS GLASS RAMPS
    BAER, Jane McWaters, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, 201 Presidents Cir, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, RITTERBUSH, Kathleen A., Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 and ROSAS, Silvia, Departamento de Ingenieria, Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru, Av. Universitaria 1801, San Miguel, Lima, 32, Peru, u0791133@utah.edu
    283
    DISPERSAL ECOLOGY OF A LATE CAMPANIAN FLORA FROM SOUTH-CENTRAL NEW MEXICO; IMPLICATIONS FOR THE BREADTH AND TIMING OF ANGIOSPERM REPRODUCTIVE STRATEGIES
    SAULSBURY, James G., Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720; Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 500 S State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109 and CONTRERAS, Dori L., Integrative Biology & University of California Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, 1101 Valley Life Sciences Bldg, Berkeley, CA 94720, jgsaulsbury@gmail.com
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