Miocene macropaleontology of the Caldecott Tunnel fourth bore excavation, Berkeley Hills, CA, USA!
Powell et al. describe Miocene marine macrofossils recovered from the fourth bore excavation of the Caldecott Tunnel in the Berkeley Hills, Oakland, CA, USA.
First leatherback sea turtle (family Dermochelyidae) from the Mio-Pliocene Purisima Formation of California!
Bailey Fallon and Bobby Boessenecker describe the first leatherback sea turtle, cf. Psephophorus, from the lower Pliocene Purisima Formation of California, USA.
The Miocene Mascall vertebrate fauna revisited!
An excellent update of the vertebrate fauna and chronostratigraphy of the Miocene type Mascall Formation, John Day Basin, Oregon, USA by Kaitlin Clare Maguire, Joshua Samuels, and Mark Schmitz.
Toxochelys latiremis Cope, 1873
First report of this turtle from the Cretaceous of Alabama, USA by Andrew Gentry and Jun Ebersole.
Program and abstracts for the 52nd annual meeting of the Western Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists held at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, USA.
Calliovarica oregonensis Hickman
A new species of chilodontid gastropod from the Eocene of Oregon, USA by Carole S. Hickman.
Late Triassic vertebrates from the Dockum Group of Texas!
New apomorphy-based identifications of vertebrates from the Late Triassic Dockum Group of Texas by Lessner et al.
An EPICC contribution!
Annotated list of the Cenozoic marine formations of the Pacific Northwest by Liz Nesbitt.
Use of machine learning to classify extant apes!
Monson et al. apply machine learning using dental morphology to classify extant apes and shed light on the chimpanzee-human last common ancestor.
New subadult skull specimen of Euclastes wielandi Hay, 1908 from the Cretaceous of New Jersey, USA!
New study of a subadult skull by P. Ullmann, Z. Boles and M. Knell provides insights into the cranial morphology and intraspecific variation in the Cretaceous pan-cheloniid turtle Euclastes wielandi.
Cimolestids (Mammalia) from the Paleocene of Montana!
New report on Puercolestes and Betonnia, two cimolestids from the early Paleocene (Puercan) of northeastern Montana, U.S.A. by William A. Clemens.
Eocene cassid gastropods from North America!
A reassessment by Richard Squires of Eocene warm-water cassid gastropods (Family Cassidae) from North America and implications for their paleogeographic distribution and faunal turnover following the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum.
Late Eocene elasmobranchs from Aiken County, South Carolina, USA!
Cicimurri and Knight describe new material of sharks and rays (elasmobrachs) from the Dry Branch Formation of Aiken County, South Carolina USA.
NAPC 2019 Field trip guide to the Ediacaran-Cambrian transition in the southwestern USA!
Field trip guide to the Ediacaran-Cambrian transition led by E. Smith, L. Tarhan and L. Nelson for the 2019 North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC).
Late Cretaceous endemic shallow-marine gastropods of the northeast Pacific!
Biodiversity and faunal changes in Late Cretaceous northeast Pacific gastropods by Richard L. Squires.
NAPC 2019 field trip guide to the geology and paleontology of Miocene formations in southern California!
Katharine Loughney and Tara Smiley's NAPC 2019 field trip guide to the geology and paleontology of the Miocene Barstow, Crowder, and Cajon Valley formations of southern California.
Program and Abstracts for the 11th North American Paleontological Conference!
Program and Abstracts for the 11th North American Paleontological Conference (NAPC) hosted by University of California, Riverside June 23-27, 2019.
Nestling-sized hadrosaurine crania from the Late Cretaceous of Montana!
Wosik et al. describe new cranial remains of hadrosaurine nestlings from the Late Cretaceous Hell Creek Formation, Montana, USA, with analysis of cranial ontogeny in Edmontosaurus annectens.
Volume 31, Issue 3, 2014
Paleogene marine bivalves of the deep-water Keasey Formation in Oregon, part IV: The anomalodesmatans
The late Eocene–early Oligocene Keasey Formation in Northwestern Oregon contains a unique fauna of deep-water (>200 m) marine bivalves preserved in sparsely fossiliferous massive tuffaceous siltstone as well as in several distinctive cold-seep limestone bodies and carbonate layers. The Keasey gastropod fauna has been described previously, but this treatment of the anomalodesmatan bivalves is the first systematic account for any portion of the bivalve fauna. Cenozoic evolutionary radiation and history of anomalodesmatans is less well known than their deep Paleozoic and Mesozoic history. Because internal relationships are not well resolved, ranked classification is not used above the family level, while recognizing that these rare and unusual bivalves do represent a monophyletic assemblage nested within the basal heterodonts. Six species in four anomalodesmatan families in the Keasey Formation shed new light on the Cenozoic history of the group as well as the Eocene appearance of precursors of the living deep-water fauna of the northeastern Pacific. The families represented are Pandoridae, Thraciidae, Periplomatidae, and Cuspidariidae. The new species are Pandora eocapsella, Thracia keaseyensis, Cardiomya anaticepsella, and Cardiomya pavascotti. Aperiploma? n. sp. is described in open nomenclature pending discovery of additional and more complete material. Although shells are frequently crushed and the exterior shell layers are often poorly preserved, the interior nacre is distinctive, well-preserved and useful for recognizing fragments in the field. Characteristic anomalodesmatan granules are well preserved on many specimens of the new thraciid, and the fine-grained matrix at some localities preserves shell features on external molds where no original shell material remains. High-resolution images of uncoated shell encourage greater attention to collection of fragments and imperfect specimens in the fine-grained deep-water facies on the active margin of the Pacific.