249 Paleontology (Posters) II - Paleoecology, Taphonomy, and Traces

Poster Session
General Discipline Sessions
Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, Exhibit Hall E

Poster #153
Is the Proximal Gulf of Mexico a Modern Analog for the Middle Cambrian House Embayment?
Marty Erwin, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Steve Rowland, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
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Poster #157
Taphonomic and paleoecologic aspects of the Early Devonian (Pragian) Tarrantine Formation near Jackman, Maine
Emily D. Colin, Colby College; Rachel G. Daly, Colby College; Catherine L. Delano, Colby College; Stephanie B. Grocke, Colby College; Caroline G. Hunt, Colby College; Taylor M. Kilian, Colby College; Sophia S. Newbury, Colby College; Amanda M. Smith; Robert A. Gastaldo, Colby College
Poster #158
What Are We Really Counting When We Enumerate Species?
Nicole Bonuso, California State Univeristy, Fullerton
Poster #159
A Conulariid Fauna from the Fort Payne Formation, (Mississippian, Osagean) of Central Tennessee
Robert C. Ford, Austin Peay State University; Daniel L. Frederick
Poster #160
New Perspectives on Faunal Analyses of the Mississippian Michigan Formation, Western Michigan
Nathan R. Noll, Grand Valley State University; Patricia E. Videtich, Grand Valley State University; William J. Neal, Grand Valley State University
Poster #161
Destruction of a (TEXAS) Pennsylvanian Goniatite Nursery-the East MOUNTAIN Shale
José G. Salinas, University of Houston-Downtown; Glen K. Merrill, University of Houston-Downtown
Poster #164
Detecting Coordinated Stasis by Model Ranking
John C. Handley, Xerox Corporation; H. David Sheets, Canisius College
Poster #165
A Taphonomic Study of Early Triassic Fossil Fishes from Vega-Phroso Siltstone Member of the Sulphur Mountain Formation, British Columbia, Canada
Karen A. Anderson, California State University, Fullerton; Adam D. Woods, California State University, Fullerton
Poster #166
Taphonomy In Blue Paleosols and Its Implications for the Biostratigraphy of Vertebrate Taxa In the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, USA
Katharine M. Loughney, University of Rhode Island; William G. Parker, Petrified Forest National Park; David E. Fastovsky, Univ of Rhode Island
Poster #168
Paleoenvironmental Settings and Characteristics of Early Cretaceous Dinosaur Footprints of San Juan Raya, Southern Mexico
Angeles Verde-Ramírez, UNAM; Gilberto Silva-Romo, UNAM; Claudia C. Mendoza-Rosales, UNAM
Poster #171
Ecological Structure of the Molluscan Fauna of the Plio-Pleistocene Caloosahatchee Formation of Florida
Christy C. Visaggi, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Gregory M. Burzynski, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Julie A. Kemble, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Kaitlin M. Ofalt, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Stephanie D. White, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Patricia H. Kelley, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Poster #172
Are Museum Collections Adequate to Test the Escalation Hypothesis?: A Preliminary Case Study Using the Plio-Pleistocene Strombus Alatus Species Complex from Florida
Mary Elizabeth Kosloski, Cornell University; Gregory P. Dietl, Paleontological Research Institution; Gregory S. Herbert, University of South Florida
Poster #173
A New Outline Method to Identify Specialized Shell-Wedging Behavior In Gastropod Mollusks
Ursula E. Smith, Cornell University; Gregory P. Dietl, Paleontological Research Institution
Poster #174
Predator-Induced Shell Damage in Bivalves from the Middle Devonian
Judith Nagel-Myers, Paleontological Research Institution; Gregory P. Dietl, Paleontological Research Institution; Carl Brett, University of Cincinnati
Poster #175
AN Experimental Assessment of Penetration, Excavation and Consumption RATES of the Muricid Gastropod, Nucella Lamellosa
Devapriya Chattopadhyay, University of Michigan; Tomasz K. Baumiller, University of Michigan
Poster #177
The Microstructural Record of Predation: A New Approach for Identifying Predatory Drill Holes
James D. Schiffbauer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Yurena Yanes, University of Georgia; Carrie L. Tyler, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Michal Kowalewski, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Lindsey R. Leighton, San Diego State University
Poster #178
Lacustrine Shell Accumulations in Continental Rifts: Actualistic Examples of Depositional Style and Taphonomy from the Littoral of Lake Tanganyika, East Africa
Michael M. McGlue, University of Arizona; Michael J. Soreghan, University of Oklahoma; John Mischler, Penn State University; Christine S. O'Connell, Stanford University; Oceana S. Castaneda, Dartmouth College; Richard J. Hartwell, Fayetteville Manlius High School; Ellinor Michel, The Natural History Museum; Jonathan Todd, The Nat History Museum; Andrew S. Cohen, University of Arizona; Kiram E. Lezzar, University of Arizona
Poster #179
Is It Modern on the Surface? – Time-Averaging Estimates from the West Florida Shelf Using Amino Acid Racemization from Chione (Bivalvia)
Julie Y. McKnight, University of South Florida; Eric Oches, University of South Florida; Greg Herbert, University of South Florida; Peter Harries, University of South Florida
Poster #180
Morphologic Variation in Upper Pleistocene Demosponge Biostromes, Miami, Florida: Paleoecologic Implications
Andrea L. Gohl, Smith College; Kevin J. Cunningham, U.S. Geological Survey; H. Allen Curran, Smith College
Poster #181
Bryozoan Colonial Growth Form and Habitat Selection
Steven J. Hageman, Appalachian State Univ; Frank K. McKinney, Appalachian State Univ; Andrej Jaklin, Rudjer Boskovic Institute
Poster #182
Avian Incipient “Monomorphichnus” in Modern Dune and Ephemeral Pond Environments
Fernando Muñiz, Universidad de Huelva; José A. Gámez Vintaned, Universidad de Zaragoza