Mazon Creek Fossils

Mazon Creek Fossils

1st Edition - May 28, 1979

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  • Editor: Matthew H. Nitecki
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483257884

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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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  • No. of pages: 600
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: May 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483257884

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Matthew H. Nitecki

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