Technical Report NPS/NRPEFO/NRTR-93/11

Vincent L. Santucci, Editor
vincent_santucci@nps.gov

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

Vincent L. Santucci ......................................... 1

AMISTAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

Amistad National Recreation Area: Stratigraphy and Paleontology
James O. Jones .............................................. 3

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK

Synopsis of Dinosaur Megatrack site in Arches National Park
Shawn Duffy ................................................. 4

Holocene Bison from Arches National Park, SE Utah
Jim Mead, Larry Agenbroad & Saxon Sharp ..................... 5

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK

Fossil fish from White River formations of the Big Badlands
of South Dakota
Scott E. Foss ............................................... 6

Microvertebrate fossil recovery from the Brule formation of
Badlands National Park
Scott E. Foss ............................................... 7

A comparative study of feeding mechanics in the Oligocene
Rhinocerotoids, Hyracodon and Subhyracodon
Alfred J. Mead & William P. Wall ............................ 8

Biostratigraphy and Magnetostratigraphy of the Late Oligocene
Sediments, Cedar Pass Area, Badlands National Park
Vincent L. Santucci ......................................... 9

Dental Morphology of the Late Oligocene Beaver Palaeocastor
Vincent L. Santucci ........................................ 10

A systematic analysis of Orellan and Whitneyan microvertebrates
in Badlands National Park
Muralidharan Thirumal & William P.Wall ..................... 11

BERING LAND BRIDGE NATIONAL PRESERVE

Paleontological Research at Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
Rick Harris ................................................ 12

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK

Plant and dinosaur interactions, Big Bend National Park
Nina Baghai ................................................ 13

Chasmosaurus mariscalensis skull from Big Bend National Park
Catherine Forster and Paul Sereno .......................... 14

Distribution of fossil material in the McKinney Springs Tongue of
the Pen Formation (Late Cretaceous) Big Bend National Park, Texas
John L. Mosley ............................................. 15

Stratigraphy and vertebrate paleontology of the Late Tertiary
sediments, Lower Tornillo Creek-Estufa Canyon areas, Big Bend NP
Margaret S. Stevens ........................................ 16

Fossil dicotyledonous woods of Big Bend National Park, Texas
Elisabeth Wheeler .......................................... 17

Investigation of Petrified Wood samples from Big Bend National Park
Emmett Williams, G. Howe, G. Matzko, R. White & W. Starke .. 18

CANYON DE CHELLY NATIONAL MONUMENT

Plant Megafossils of the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation, Canyon
De Chelly National Monument, Arizona
Sidney Ash ................................................. 19

CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK

Paleontologic, Sedimentologic, and Paleoecologic Examination of
the Canyonlands National Park vicinity, Utah
Stephen T. Hasiotis ........................................ 20

CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK

Plant Megafossils of the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation, Capitol
Reef National Park, Utah
Sidney Ash ................................................. 21

The presettlement vegetation of Capitol Reef National Park
reconstructed with fossil packrat middens
Kenneth L. Cole ............................................ 22

CARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARK

(see Mazzullo under Guadalupe Mountains NP)

CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK

Holocene paleoecology of an estuary on Santa Rosa Island, Channel
Islands National Park
Kenneth L. Cole ............................................ 23

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL MONUMENT

Lower Devonian vertebrates from the Lippincott Member of the Lost
Burro Formation in Death Valley National Monument
David K. Elliott & Robert R. Ilyes ......................... 24

DELAWARE WATER GAP NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

Graptolite biostratigraphy of the Ordovician Martinsburg Fm. in
the Delaware Water Gap region
David C. Parris & Kenneth M. Cruikshank .................... 25

DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT

Plant Megafossils of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation,
Dinosaur National Monument, Utah
Sidney Ash ................................................. 26

Stratigraphy and sedimentary petrology of the Upper Jurassic-
Lower Cretaceous rocks at the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry
with a comparison to the Dinosaur National Monument Quarry,
Utah
Sue Ann Bilbey ............................................. 27

New data on the Theropod Marshosaurus from the Morrison Formation
(Upper Jurassic: Kimmeridgian-Tithonian) of Dinosaur NM
Dan Chure, Brooks Britt, & Jim Madsen ...................... 28

A new carnosaurian dinosaur from the Salt Wash Member of the
Morrison Formation of Dinosaur National Monument
Daniel J. Chure & Jim Madsen................................ 29

A lizard skull from the Brushy Basin Member of the Morrison
Formation
Daniel J. Chure & Lev Nessov................................ 30

An embryo of Camptosaurus from the Brushy Basin Member of the
Morrison Formation in Dinosaur National Monument
Daniel J. Chure, Christine Turner and Fred Peterson ........ 31

Depositional architecture, provenance, and sequence stratigraphy
of the nonmarine Jurassic-Cretaceous Cordilleran foreland basin,
northeastern Utah, northwestern Colorado
Brian S. Currie ............................................ 32

A mammalian fauna from the Jurassic Morrison Formation of
Dinosaur National Monument
George F. Engelmann, Daniel J. Chure and S.K. Madsen ....... 33

Foot proportions of bipedal dinosaurs and the identification
tridactyl dinosaur footprints
James O. Farlow ............................................ 34

The first articulated frogs from the upper Jurassic of North America
Amy Henrici ................................................ 35

Patterns of silicification of the bone bed at the Dinosaur NM:
implications for the taphonomy and paleoclimate of the Brushy
Basin member of the Morrison Formation
John Hubert ................................................ 36

Taphonomy of an Allosaurus quarry in the deposits of a Late
Jurassic braided river with a gravel-sand bedload, Salt Wash
Member of the Morrison Fm., Dinosaur National Monument
John F. Hubert and Daniel J. Chure ......................... 37

Late Triassic vertebrate tracks in the Dinosaur NM area
Martin Lockley, Kelly Conrad, Marc Paquette &
Alden Hamblin ............................................. 38

On the associated remains of several juvenile Diplodocus from
Dinosaur National Monument, with observations on juvenile
sauropods from the Morrison Formation
John McIntosh and Daniel Chure ............................. 39

New salamanders from the upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of
Dinosaur National Monument
Lev Nessov ................................................. 40

FLORISSANT FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT

A review of Martin Brown's research on the Florissant Formation,
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant, Colorado
Bob Cushman ................................................ 41

Stratigraphic research on the Florissant "Lake Beds" at
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado
Emmett Evanoff ............................................. 42

Tectonic significance of paleobotanically estimated climate
and altitude of the late Eocene erosion surface, Colorado
Kathryn M. Gregory & Clement G. Chase ...................... 43

FOSSIL BUTTE NATIONAL MONUMENT

Fourteen years of research at Fossil Butte National Monument:
Detailed looks into an Eocene Lake
H. Paul Buchheim ........................................... 44

GARDEN PARK DINOSAUR AREA (BLM)

Paleontological resources map of the Garden Park Dinosaur
Area: A tool for land management
Emmett Evanoff ............................................. 45

GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

The Pleistocene dung blanket of Bechan Cave, Utah
Owen Davis, Larry Agenbroad, Paul S. Martin and Jim Mead ... 46

Late Pleistocene vertebrates from Bechan Cave, Colorado Plateau, Utah
Jim Mead, Anthony Stuart and Larry Agenbroad ............... 47

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Late Quaternary vegetation of the Grand Canyon reconstructed from
fossil packrat middens
Kenneth L. Cole ............................................ 48

Computerized database on Grand Canyon Paleontology
Earle E. Spamer ............................................ 49

GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

Geologic studies in Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains
National Parks, New Mexico and Texas
S.J. Mazzullo .............................................. 50

JOHN DAY FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT

Assemblages of fossil vertebrates in pre-ignimbrite deposits of
the Turtle Cove Member, John Day Formation, from outcrops within
the Sheep Rock Unit, John Day Fossil Beds NM, Oregon
Ted Fremd .................................................. 51

Early Miocene mammalian populations from Turtle Cove, Oregon
Ted Fremd .................................................. 52

Cooperative Management of paleontological resources in the John
Day basin, central Oregon
Ted Fremd .................................................. 53

Cut-and-fill episodes in the John Day Formation in the Painted
Hills Area of Central Oregon
Erick Bestland, Greg Retallack & Ted Fremd ................. 54

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

Recovery and analysis of the Virgin Mammoth, Lake Mead National
Recreation Area, Clark County, Nevada
Larry Agenbroad and Andrea R. Brunelle ..................... 55

NATURAL BRIDGES NATIONAL MONUMENT

Extinct Mountain Goat (Oreamnos harringtoni) in southeastern Utah
Jim Mead, Larry Agenbroad, Art Phillips & Larry Middleton .. 56

PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE

Pleistocene Vertebrate Fossils from the continental shelf,
NW Gulf of Mexico
John W. Tunnell ............................................ 57

PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK

Plant Biostratigraphy of the Chinle Formation in the Petrified
Forest and vicinity
Sidney Ash ................................................. 58

Paleoclimatic studies of the Chinle Formation in the Petrified
Forest and vicinity
Sidney Ash ................................................. 59

Systematic studies of the plant megafossils and related fossils
in the Petrified Forest
Sidney Ash ................................................. 60

Stratigraphy of the Chinle Formation in the Petrified Forest
Sidney Ash ................................................. 61

Taphonomic analysis of crevasse splay bivalve death assemblages,
Triassic Chinle Formation
Steven C. Good ............................................. 62

Taxonomy and biostratigraphy of metoposaurid amphibians from
Petrified Forest National Park
Adrian P. Hunt & Spencer G. Lucas .......................... 63

Triassic Amber & Pollen at Petrified Forest National Park
Ron Litwin ................................................. 64

Upper Triassic Amphibians and Reptiles from Petrified Forest NP
Robert A. Long & Philip A. Murry ........................... 65

Revised Upper Triassic Stratigraphy Petrified Forest NP
Spencer G. Lucas ........................................... 66

Late Triassic calcareous microfossils from the Petrified Forest
Spencer G. Lucas & Kenneth K. Keitzke ...................... 67

Stratigraphy and Vertebrate microfaunas of the Upper Triassic
Chinle Formation
Philip A. Murry ............................................ 68

Summary of Paleontological Research in Petrified Forest NP
J. Michael Parrish ......................................... 69

Energy Dispersive X-Ray analysis of petrified wood samples from
Petrified Forest National Park
Vincent L. Santucci ........................................ 70

Stratigraphic correlation of the Mio-Pliocene Bidahochi Formation
in Petrified Forest National Park and localities in NE Arizona
Vincent L. Santucci & Michael Whitelaw ..................... 71

Triassic Insect Fossils at Petrified Forest NP
Robert Smith ............................................... 72

Source Study by Neurton Activation Analysis of petrified wood
from Petrified Forest
Phil C. Weigand ............................................ 73

VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

Port Kennedy local fauna and flora (Mid-Pleistocene), Valley
Forge National Historic Park, Upper Merion Township, Montgomery
County, Pennsylvania
Edward Daeschler & Earle E. Spamer ......................... 74

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK

Early and Middle Archaic sections of the Beaver Creek Shelter,
Wind Cave National Park
Rachel Benton .............................................. 75

Fossil vertebrates from the Oligocene White River deposits of
Wind Cave National Park, Black Hills, South Dakota
James E. Martin ............................................ 76

The Beaver Creek Shelter (39CU779): A Holocene succession in
the Black Hills of South Dakota
James E. Martin, Robert A. Alex & Lynn Marie Alex .......... 77

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Fossil dicotyledonous woods of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Elisabeth Wheeler .......................................... 78

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