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Mazon Creek Fossils - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125196505, 9781483257884

Mazon Creek Fossils

1st Edition

Editor: Matthew H. Nitecki
eBook ISBN: 9781483257884
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th May 1979
Page Count: 600
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Mazon Creek Fossils documents the proceedings of a Symposium on Mazon Creek Fossils held at the campus of the University of Michigan during the annual meeting of the North-Central section of the Geological Society of America, 1 May 1978. The present volume contains most of the papers presented at that meeting, and two contributions prepared for it but not delivered in Ann Arbor. The volume is divided into four parts. Part contains papers on sedimentation, fossil distribution, and the origin of the concretions. Part II on paleobotany includes studies on soft-sediment cementation enclosing Mazon plant fossils and diversity and stratigraphic Age of the Mazon Creek flora. The papers in Part III focus on invertebrate paleontology. It includes studies on soft-bodied coelenterates in the Pennsylvanian of Illinois and the centipedes (Chilopoda) of the Mazon Creek. Part IV on vertebrate paleontology includes papers on fishes of the Mazon Creek Fauna and Amphibamus grandiceps as a possible frog ancestor.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors



Historical and Geological Papers

Mazon Creek Fauna and Flora: a Hundred Years of Investigation

Pennsylvanian Sedimentation in Northern Illinois: Examination of Delta Models

Lithoiogy and Fossil Distribution, Francis Creek Shale in Northeastern Illinois

The Occurrence and Origin of Siderite Concretions in the Francis Creek Shale (Pennsylvanian) of Northeastern Illinois

Paleobotanical Papers

Evidence of Soft-Sediment Cementation Enclosing Mazon Plant Fossils

High Diversity and Stratigraphie Age of the Mazon Creek Flora

The Mazon Creek Flora: Review of Research and Bibliography

Invertebrate Paleontology Papers

The Mazon Creek Biotas in the Context of a Carboniferous Faunal Continuum

Soft-Bodied Coelenterates in the Pennsylvanian of Illinois

A Reappraisal of Tullimonstrum gregarium

Gastropoda of the Essex Fauna, Francis Creek Shale (Middle Pennsylvanian), Northeastern Illinois

Polyplacophoran Molluscs of the Essex Fauna (Middle Pennsylvanian, Illinois)

Middle Pennsylvanian (Desmoinesean) Cephalopoda of the Mazon Creek Fauna, Northeastern Illinois

The Centipedes (Chilopoda) of the Mazon Creek

Evidence for Subaerial Activity of Euproops danae (Merostomata, Xiphosurida)

Vertebrate Paleontology Papers

New Chondrichthyes from the Mazon Creek Fauna (Pennsylvanian) of Illinois

Fishes of the Mazon Creek Fauna

Amphibamus grandiceps as a Juvenile Dissorophid: Evidence and Implications

Author Index

Subject Index


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28th May 1979
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Matthew H. Nitecki

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