Paleontology of the Upper Eocene Florissant Formation, Colorado

Paleontology of the Upper Eocene Florissant Formation, Colorado

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The Florissant formation's fossil beds and petrified forest are interesting in themselves but also shed light on questions of paleoecology, macroevolution, and taphonomy (the study of the process of fossilization). Meyer (National Park Service. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado) and Smith (U. of Colorado Museum of Natural History--Paleontology/geological sciences, UC, Boulder) introduce 11 papers examining Florissant fossil flora, fauna, mineralogy and geochemistry through different periods and via a model of the role of microbial mats in its preservation. An integrated database/Web site to further related research is also discussed. The monograph is well-illustrated with geologic maps and images of historical figures in the field and specimens, but is not indexed.Lohmann, G.P., 1983, Eigenshape analysis of microfossils: A general morphometric procedure for describing changes in shape: Mathematical Geology , v. ... D., 2002, Spiders in Upper Cretaceous amber from New Jersey (Arthropoda : Araneae): Palaeontology, v. 45, p. ... P.E., and Roth, V., eds., Spiders of North America: An identification manual: Gainesville, Florida, American Arachnological Society, p.

Title:Paleontology of the Upper Eocene Florissant Formation, Colorado
Author: Herbert William Meyer, Dena M. Smith
Publisher:Geological Society of America - 2008

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