National Park Service
Paleontological Research

Edited by Vincent Santucci and Lindsay McClelland

Technical Report NPS/NRGRD/GRDTR-98/01

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 Introduction

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

 Additions and Comments on the Fossil Birds of Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Sioux County, Nebraska
Robert M. Chandler

Badlands National Park

 A Systematic Review of the Fossil Lizards and Snakes (Squamata) from the White River Group of Badlands National Park
Dennis Maddox and William P. Wall

 Reassessment of Characteristics Determining Generic Affinity in Gopherus and Stylemys (Testudinidae) from the White River Group, Badlands National Park
William P. Wall and Dennis Maddox

 A Comparison of Feeding Adaptations in Two Primitive Ruminants, Hypertragulus and Leptomeryx, from the Oligocene Deposits of Badlands National Park
William P. Wall and Christopher M. Collins

 Paleoecological Implications of the Craniodental and Premaxilla Morphologies of Two Rhinoceroroids (Perissodactyla) from Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Alfred J. Mead and William P. Wall

 Dietary Implications of Jaw Biomechanics in the Rhinocerotoids Hyracodon and Subhyracodon from Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Alfred J. Mead and William P. Wall

Big Bend National Park

 Preliminary Report on a New Sauropod Locality in the Javelina Formation (Late Cretaceous), Big Bend National Park, Texas
Anthony R. Fiorillo

 Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science Collections From Late Cretaceous Through Early Eocene Microvertebrate Sites, Big Bend National Park, Texas
Judith A. Schiebout, Julia T. Sankey, Barbara R. Standhardt, and Jason Ramcharan

Bryce Canyon National Park

 A New Vertebrate Fossil Locality Within the Wahweap Formation (Upper Cretaceous) of Bryce Canyon National Park and Its Bearing on the Presence of the Kaiparowits Formation on the Paunsaugunt Plateau
Jeffrey G. Eaton, Heidi Munk, and Megan A. Hardman

 A Preliminary Report on Late Cretaceous Herptiles Within or Near Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Heidi Munk

Capital Reef National Park

 An Occurrence of Reptile Subaqueous Traces in the Moenkopi Formation (Triassic) of Capitol Reef National Park, South Central Utah, USA
James McAllister and John Kirby

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

 Comparative Graptolite Biostratigraphy of the Jutland Klippe to the Martinsburg Formation at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
David C. Parris, Louise F. Miller, and Stanley C. Finney

Denali National Park and Preserve

 Initiating a Paleontology Inventory and Database at Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Phil F. Brease

Fossil Butte National Monument

 A Walk Through Time at Fossil Butte: Historical Geology of the Green River Formation at Fossil Butte National Monument
H. P. Buchheim

 The Stratigraphic Setting of Three Presbyornis Nesting Sites: Eocene Fossil Lake, Lincoln County, Wyoming
V. Leroy Leggitt, H. Paul Buchheim, and Roberto E. Biaggi

 Palynostratigraphy and Age of the Green River Formation in Fossil Basin, WyomingRobert A. Cushman, Jr.

 Paleontology and Paleoecology of the Culminating Phase of Eocene Fossil Lake, Fossil Butte National Monument, Wyoming
Mark A. Loewen and H. Paul Buchheim

 A Comparison of Fish Community Structure Among Several Paleoenvironments of Eocene Fossil Lake, Wyoming: A Preliminary Report
Terry R. Finger

Fossil Cycad National Monument

 Fossil Cycad National Monument: A Case of Paleontological Resource Mismanagement
Vincent L. Santucci and Marikka Hughes

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

 Mesozoic Molluscan Fossils from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Their Significance to Franciscan Complex Terrane Reconstructions, San Francisco Bay Area, California
William P. Elder

Grand Canyon National Park

 Taxonomy and Ichnofacies of Permian Tetrapod Tracks from Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Adrian P. Hunt and Vincent L. Santucci

 An Identification Key to Permian Tetrapod Tracks from Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Adrian P. Hunt and Vincent L. Santucci

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

 Inventory of Paleozoic Fossils in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
John E. Repetski

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

 The Hagerman Horse Quarry: Death and Deposition
Dean R. Richmond and H. Gregory McDonald

Mammoth Cave National Park

 Current Paleontological Inventory Efforts in the Caves of Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
Rickard S. Toomey, III, Mona L. Colburn, and Rick Olson

Natural Bridges National Monument

 Permian Root Traces From Natural Bridges National Monument
Shawn Duffy

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

 Conodonts and Biostratigraphy of the Lower Ordovician Roubidoux Formation In and Near the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Southeastern Missouri
John E. Repetski, James D. Loch, and Raymond L. Ethington

Petrified Forest National Park

 Research Update on Hymenopteran Nests and Cocoons, Upper Triassic Chinle Formation, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Stephen T. Hasiotis, Russell F. Dubiel, Paul T. Kay, Timothy M. Demko, Krystyna Kowalska, and Douglas McDaniel

 A Holistic Approach to Reconstructing Triassic Paleoecosystems: Using Ichnofossils and Paleosols as a Basic Framework
Stephen T. Hasiotis, Russell F. Dubiel, and Timothy M. Demko

 Stratigraphic Distribution and Age of Petrified Wood in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Andrew B. Heckert and Spencer G. Lucas

 The Oldest Triassic Strata Exposed in the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Andrew B. Heckert and Spencer G. Lucas

 Preliminary Results of the Dawn of the Dinosaurs Project at Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Adrian P. Hunt

 Vertebrate Tracks and Their Significance in the Chinle Formation (Late Triassic), Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Anthony J. Martin and Stephen T. Hasiotis

 Vertebrate Coprolites and Coprophagy Traces, Chinle Formation (Late Triassic), Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Allison M. Wahl, Anthony J. Martin, and Stephen T. Hasiotis

Pipe Spring National Monument

 Dinosaur Footprints in the Basal Navajo Sandstone (Lower Jurassic) at Pipe Spring National Monument, Northwestern Arizona
Roger J. Cuffey, Maria J. Di Nardo-Magilton, and Bryan J. Herzing

Springfield Armory National Historic Park

 Early Discoveries of Dinosaurs From North America and the Significance of the Springfield Armory Dinosaur Site
Vincent L. Santucci

Yellowstone National Park

 Trilobite Mass Extinction Event at the Boundary of the Elvinia and Taenicephalus Biozones, Yellowstone National Park
Matthew R. Saltzman

Multiple Parks

 Late Jurassic Ecosystem Reconstruction in the Western Interior of the United States
Christine E. Turner and Fred Peterson

 Afterword

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service - Geologic Resource Division
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