811 Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain Paleontology

Oral Session
Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies
Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 351AD

Louis G. Zachos and Ann Molineux
1:30 PM
Evolution of Tertiary Gulf Coast Marine Vertebrate Faunas
Mark D. Uhen, University of Alabama
1:45 PM
Terrestrial Vertebrates from Cretaceous and Tertiary Marine Strata In the Gulf Coastal Plain of Mississippi
David T. Dockery III, Mississippi Department of Enviromental Quality; George E. Phillips, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
2:00 PM
New Vertebrates from the Paleogene of Eastern Texas
Thomas A. Stidham, Texas A&M University; Tracey Janus, Texas A&M University
2:30 PM
Flora and Climate of the Olmos Formation (upper Campanian-lower Maastrichtian), Coahuila, Mexico: A Preliminary Report
Emilio Estrada-Ruiz, Instituto de Geologia, UNAM; Garland R. Upchurch Jr, Texas State University; Sergio, R.S. Cevallos-Ferriz, Instituto de Geologia, UNAM
3:00 PM
The Relationship Between Ecological Variability and Time Averaging In Different Habitats (Copano Bay, Texas)
Christopher A. Klug, Texas A&M University; Thomas D. Olszewski, Texas A&M University
3:15 PM
Ecospace Utilization in High-Diversity Shallow Shelf Marine Communities of the U.S. Gulf Coastal Plain
Heather L.B. Wall, Syracuse University; Linda C. Ivany, Syracuse University
3:30 PM
Rapid Growth of Mollusks in the Eocene Gosport Sand, US Gulf Coast
Andrew Haveles; Linda C. Ivany, Syracuse University
4:15 PM
Growth, Character Development, Relationships and Life Habits of Belosaepia Ungula Gabb (Coleoida) In the Middle Eocene of the North American Gulf Coast
Thomas E. Yancey, Texas A&M University; Christopher L. Garvie, University of Texas at Austin; Mary K. Wicksten, Texas A&M University
4:45 PM
Spectacularly Preserved, Mollusc-Dominated Fauna from a Cavity Layer In the Lower Cretaceous Edwards Formation, Central Texas
Linda J. McCall, Paleontological Society of Austin; James Sprinkle, Jackson School of Geosciences; Ann Molineux, Texas Natural Science Center
5:15 PM
Preservation of Echinoid Fossils, Paleocene and Eocene of Texas
Louis G. Zachos, The University of Texas at Austin