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Amphibian burrows and ephemeral ponds of the Lower Permian Speiser Shale, Kansas: evidence for seasonality in the midcontinent
Abstract Burrows attributed to the lysorophid Brachydectes elongatus occur within a green mudstone lens in the Lower Permian (Wolfcampian) Speiser Shale (Council Grove Group) of eastern Kansas. TheExpand
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TORRIDOREFUGIUM ESKRIDGENSIS (NEW ICHNOGENUS AND ICHNOSPECIES): AMPHIBIAN AESTIVATION BURROWS FROM THE LOWER PERMIAN SPEISER SHALE OF KANSAS
Abstract Burrows of the lysorophid amphibian Brachydectes elongatus occur in deposits interpreted as ephemeral ponds within the Lower Permian Speiser Shale of eastern Kansas. The burrows of B.Expand
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The Trace-Fossil Record of Vertebrates
SUMMARY: The trace-fossil record of vertebrates contains behavioral evidence of fish, amphibians, reptiles, dinosaurs, mammals, and birds in continental, transitional, and marine paleoenvironmentsExpand
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Amphisbaenian paleobiogeography: Evidence of vicariance and geodispersal patterns
Abstract Paleobiogeographic patterns within the Amphisbaenia were evaluated using the modified Brooks Parsimony Analysis (BPA) and recently published morphological and molecular phylogenies. ExtantExpand
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MODERN NAUTILUS (CEPHALOPODA) TAPHONOMY IN A SUBTIDAL TO BACKSHORE ENVIRONMENT, LIFOU (LOYALTY ISLANDS)
Abstract Thirty-two samples of submerged Nautilus macromphalus shells were recovered in 2008 from Lifou, Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Specimens were collected from carbonate-dominatedExpand
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Neoichnology of the burrowing spiders Gorgyrella inermis (Mygalomorphae: Idiopidae) and Hogna lenta (Araneomorphae: Lycosidae)
Burrowing arachnids are important to modern soil ecosystems, but knowledge of these animals in ancient soil ecosystems is limited. In this study, two species of burrowing spiders were studied:Expand
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Miocene vertebrate and invertebrate burrows defining compound paleosols in the Pawnee Creek Formation, Colorado, U.S.A.
Abstract Ichnofossils from two compound paleosols in the middle Miocene Pawnee Creek Formation (PCF) of northeastern Colorado, U.S.A., indicate a diverse soil ecosystem that included plants,Expand
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Phylogenetic revision of Rhineuridae (Reptilia: Squamata: Amphisbaenia) from the Eocene to Miocene of North America
Abstraa.—This paper presents a cladistic analysis of morphological characters of Eocene—Miocene North American Amphisbaenia to resolve the phylogenetic relationships among the family Rhineuridae. AllExpand
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Neoichnology of Thyonella gemmata: A Case Study for Understanding Holothurian Ichnofossils
While the fossil record of holothurians extends from the Cambrian to the Holocene, adequately evaluating their temporal and spatial distribution is difficult due to their poor preservation potential.Expand
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The Identification and Interpretation of Reptile Ichnofossils in Paleosols Through Modern Studies
Abstract The soil ecosystems of modern floodplains of North America, South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, and western Asia are the habitat of a group of limbless, fossorial reptiles (OrderExpand
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