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Re: GSA Special Paper 427 and _Baptornis varneri_



Dan, Congratulations on having a paleocritter named
after you! Well deserved.... Happy New Year, Mark 
--- MKIRKALDY@aol.com wrote:

> Geological Society of America - Special Paper 427
> The Geology and  Paleontology of the Late Cretaceous
> Marine Deposits of the 
> Dakotas
> edited by  James E. Martin and David C. Parris
>
http://rock.geosociety.org/Bookstore/default.asp?oID=0&catID=9&pID=SPE427
>  
> Table of Contents:
> 1. Introduction to the geology and paleontology of 
> the Late Cretaceous 
> marine deposits of the Dakotas
> D.C. Parris, S.Y. Shelton,  and J.E. Martin
> 2. Revised lithostratigraphy of the lower Pierre
> Shale Group (Campanian) of  
> central South Dakota, including newly designated
> members 
> J.E. Martin, J.L.  Bertog, and D.C. Parris  
> 3. Geochemical and mineralogical recognition of the
> bentonites in the lower  
> Pierre Shale Group and their use in regional
> stratigraphic correlation. 
> J.  Bertog, W. Huff, and J.E. Martin
> 4. Stratigraphy and paleoecology of the middle
> Pierre Shale along the  
> Missouri River, central South Dakota 
> P.A. Hanczaryk and W.B. Gallagher
> 5. Rare earth element (REE) analysis of fossil
> vertebrates from the Upper  
> Cretaceous Pierre Shale Group for the purposes of
> paleobathymetric  
> interpretations of the Western Interior Seaway 
> D. Patrick, J.E. Martin, D.C.  Parris, and D.E.
> Grandstaff
> 6. Mollusks from the late Campanian upper DeGrey
> Formation of the Pierre  
> Shale Group, Missouri River Valley, central South
> Dakota 
> J.E. Fox
> 7. Fossil fish from the Pierre Shale Group (Late
> Cretaceous): Clarifying  the 
> biostratigraphic record 
> D.C. Parris, B.S. Grandstaff, and W.B.  Gallagher
> 8. Taxonomic comparison and stratigraphic
> distribution of Toxochelys  
> (Testudines: Cheloniidae) of South Dakota. 
> M. Hart Carrino
> 9. A new polycotylid plesiosaur (Reptilia:
> Sauropterygia) from the  Greenhorn 
> Limestone (Upper Cretaceous; lower upper
> Cenomanian), Black Hills,  South 
> Dakota. 
> B.A. Schumacher
> 10. Comparison of gastroliths within plesiosaurs
> (Elasmosauridae) from the  
> Late Cretaceous marine deposits of Vega Island,
> Antarctic Peninsula, and the  
> Missouri River area, South Dakota. 
> W.A. Thompson, J.E. Martin, and M.  Reguero
> 11. Rare earth element determination of the
> stratigraphic position of the  
> holotype of Mosasaurus missouriensis (Harlan), the
> first named fossil reptile  
> from the American West 
> D. Patrick, J.E. Martin, D.C. Parris, and D.E. 
> Grandstaff
> 12. Stomach contents of Globidens, a shell-crushing
> mosasaur (Squamata),  
> from the Late Cretaceous Pierre Shale Group, Big
> Bend area of the Missouri  
> River, central South Dakota 
> J.E. Martin and J.E. Fox
> 13. A new species of the durophagous mosasaur,
> Globidens (Squamata:  
> Mosasauridae) from the Late Cretaceous Pierre Shale
> Group of central South  Dakota, 
> USA 
> J.E. Martin
> 14. A North American Hainosaurus (Squamata:
> Mosasauridae) from the Late  
> Cretaceous of southern South Dakota 
> J.E. Martin
> 15. The largest mosasaur (Squamata: Mosasauridae)
> from the Missouri River  
> area (Late Cretaceous; Pierre Shale Group) of South
> Dakota and its relationship  
> to Lewis and Clark 
> R.W. Meredith, J.E. Martin, and P.N. Wegleitner
> 16. Pteranodon (Reptilia: Pterosauria):
> Stratigraphic distribution and  
> taphonomy in the lower Pierre Shale Group
> (Campanian), western South Dakota and  
> eastern Wyoming 
> J.E. Hargrave
> 17. A new species of the diving bird, Baptornis
> (Ornithurae:  
> Hesperornithiformes), from the lower Pierre Shale
> Group (Upper Cretaceous) of  southwestern 
> South Dakota 
> J.E. Martin and A. Cordes-Person
> 18. Amphibian, reptilian, and avian remains from the
> Fox Hills Formation  
> (Maastrichtian): Shoreline and estuarine deposits of
> the Pierre Sea in  
> south-central North Dakota. 
> J.W. Hoganson, J.M. Erickson, and F.D. Holland  Jr.
>  
> #17 above is _Baptornis varneri_--SDSM 68430:
> "Ethnology:  Named for Daniel Varner, who found the
> specimen, and for  his 
> notable contributions to paleontology in the form of
> artistic  renderings of 
> extinct vertebrates." 
>  
> Congratulations, Dan!
>  
> Mary
> 
> 
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