Links to Paleontological Research Articles Relating to Alabama

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II.  Paleontological Research on the Web

Late Miocene three-toed horse Protohippus (Mammalia, Equidae) from southern Alabama
by Macfadden, Bruce J., Dobie, James L.
Journal of Paleontology, Jan 1998

Cenozoic Irregular Echinoids of Eastern United States
by C. Wythe Cooke
Journal of Paleontology, January, 1942, Volume 16, No. 1

Pseudorhombodinium lisbonense gen. et sp. nov., a new Donoflagellate Fossil from the Lisbon Formation (Middle Eocene), Little Stave Creek, Alabama
by John H. Wrenn
Palynology, Vol. 20, 1996 (page 1 of 11)

Fossil Corals of the Genus Turbinolia from the Gulf Coast
by Edward Monsour
Journal of Paleontology, Mar 1944 (page 1 of 11)

First Report of Costacopluma Collins and Morris, 1975 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Retroplumidae) from the Eocene of Alabama, USA
Rodney M. Feldmann and Roger W. Portell
Journal of Crustacean Biology, Volume 27, Issue 1 (January 2007), pgs 90-96

Paratropical floral extinction in the Late Palaeocene-Early Eocene
by Harrington, Guy J, Jaramillo, Carlos A
Journal of the Geological Society, Mar 2007

Chlorotylites, a fossil green alga from Alabama (Lower Eocene)
by Marshall A. Howe
Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Vol. 59, No. 4, April., 1932 (page 1 of 3)

New Protocetid Whales from Alabama and Mississippi, and a New Cetacean Clade, Pelagiceti
by Mark D Uhen
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 28, Issue 3 (September 2008) pgs 589-593

Palaeocene-Eocene paratropical floral change in North America: responses to climate change and plant immigration
by Harrington, Guy J, Kemp, Simon J, Koch, Paul
Journal of the Geological Society, Mar 2004

Biostratigraphy of Paleocene strata in southwestern Alabama
by Ernest A. Mancini
Micropaleontology, Vol. 30, No. 3 (1984) pgs 268-291 (page 1 of 24)

Microscleres of a Paleocene Geodia from western Alabama (no link found)
by Rigby, J. Keith and Smith, Charles C.
Journal of Paleontology, Vol 66, No. 3 (May 1992), pgs 406-408

Demosponge Geodia: Abstract from Academic OneFile:
Tiny acid-resistant siliceous spheres discovered in the Paleocene Porters Creek Formation were analyzed and identified to be the microspicules of the demosponge Geodia. The microspicules were previously mistaken for the ultimate chambers of Subbotina trinidadensis. The discovery is significant because it is the first report of the occurrence of Geodia in the Mesozoic/Cenozoic strata in the Gulf or Atlantic Coastal Plain regions.

Foraminifera from Paleocene Clayton Formation lithostratotype, Barbour County, Alabama
by R. H. Fluegeman, Jr.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists annual meeting, 15 Jun 1986; Atlanta, GA, USA

Calcareous index nannofossils (coccoliths) of the lowermost Paleocene originated in the late Maastrichtian
by Hartmut Mai, Robert P. Speijer, and Peter Schulte
Micropaleontology, Volume 49, Issue 2 (July 2003) pgs 189-195

Ichnosedimentologic evidence for a noncatastrophic origin of Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary sands in Alabama
by Charles E. Savrda
Geology, December 1993, v.21, p.1075-1078

A Search for Shocked Grains in the KT Boundary at Braggs, Alabama
by S. Y. Wdowiak, T. J. Wdowiak, D. C. Gillis, & M. Dudley
Abstracts of Papers Presented to "New Developments Regarding the KT Event and Other Catastrophes in Earth History". Held February 9-12, 1994, in Houston, TX. pgs 130-132

Calcareous nannofossil and dinoflagellate stratigraphy of the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary, Alabama and Georgia
by Shimon Moshkovitz and Daniel Habib
Micropaleontology, Summer, 1993, Vol 39, No. 2, pgs. 167-191 (Abstract only)

Nontronitic Clay Pseudomorphs of Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–T) Boundary Microtektites, Shell Creek, Alabama, USA
by Ray Ferrell, David T. King, Jr. and Lucille W. Petruny
Journal of Sedimentary Research, May 2011, Vol 81, No. 5, pgs 348-354 (Abstract only)

Geochemical and Paleoenvironmental Variations across the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary at Braggs, Alabama
by James C. Zachos, Michael A. Arthur, and Walter E. Dean
Palaeogeography, Paleoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 69 (1989): 245-266

The Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary at Moscow Landing, West-Central Alabama
by Charles C. Smith
Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, Vol.47 pgs 533-540, 1997

Fieldiana Geology - Type Fossil Mollusca (Hyolitha, Polyplacophora, Scaphopoda, Monoplacophora, and Gastropoda) in Field Museum
by Gerald Glen Forney and Matthew H. Nitecki
Volume 36, October, 1976

Giant fossil coelacanths of the Late Cretaceous in the eastern United States
by David R. Schwimmer, J. D. Stewart, and G. Dent Williams
Geology, June 1994, Vol 22, No.6, pgs 503-506 (Abstract only)

Stratigraphic Distribution and Habitat Segregation of Mosasaurs in the Upper Cretaceous of Western and Central Alabama, with an Historical Review of Alabama Mosasaur Discoveries
by Caitlin R. Kiernan
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Vol 22, Issue 1 (March 2002) pgs 91-103

Upper Cretaceous Sequence Stratigraphy of the Mississippi - Alabama Area
by Ernest A. Mancini, T. Markham Puckett, Berry H. Tew, and Charles C. Smith
Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, Vol XLV, 1995

Fossil Decapod Crustacea from the Late Cretaceous Coon Creek Formation, Union County, Mississippi
by Gale A. Bishop
Journal of Crustacean Biology, Vol. 3, No. 3, August 1983
[article mentions Alabama specimens]

A Primitive Hadrosaurid from Southeastern North America and the Origin and Early Evolution of 'Duck-billed' Dinosaurs
by A. Prieto-Márquez., G. M. Erickson, and J. A. Ebersole
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, published online 13 Jan 2016

Anatomy and osteohistology of the basal hadrosaurid dinosaur Eotrachodon from the uppermost Santonian (Cretaceous) of southern Appalachia
by A. Prieto-Márquez, G. M. Erickson, and J. A. Ebersole
PeerJ, published online 14 Apr 2016

Campanian ammonites from the Tombigbee Sand Member of the Eutaw Formation, the Mooreville Formation, and the basal part of the Demopolis Formation in Mississippi and Alabama
by Kennedy, W. J. (William James), Cobban, William Aubrey, Landman, Neil H.
American Museum Novitates ; No. 3201, 1997

Revised Taxonomy, Age, and Geographic Range of the Large Lamniform Shark Cretodus Semiplicatus
by David R. Schwimmer, G. E. Hooks III, and Brett Johnson
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 22, Issue 3 (September 2002) pgs 704-707

Character and Genesis of the Ingersoll Shale, A Compact Continental Fossil-Lagerstätte, Upper Cretaceous Eutaw Formation, Eastern Alabama
by Bingham, P. Sean, Savrda, Charles E., Knight, Terrell K., and Lewis, Ronald D.
PALAIOS, Volume 23, Issue 6 (June 2008) pgs 391-401

The Ingersoll Shale, an Upper Cretaceous konservat-Lagerstätte in the Eutaw Formation of East Central Alabama
by Knight, Terrell K., Bingham, P. Sean & Schwimmer, David R.
Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America (2004) 36(2):109
Link to Archives of the "Dinosaur Mailing List" - "Cretaceous Feathers",
Housed at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

A New Genus and Species of Tyrannosauroid from the Late Cretaceous (Middle Campanian) Demopolis Formation of Alabama
by Carr, Thomas D., Williamson, Thomas E., and Schwimmer, David R.
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 25, Issue 1 (March 2005) pgs 119-143

Late Cretaceous dinosaurs of the southeastern United States (update to article)
by King, David T., Jr., and Jones, E.D.
Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 47 (1997), p. 263-269

Late Cretaceous dinosaurs from the Blufftown Formation in western Georgia and eastern Alabama
by David R. Schwimmer, G. Dent Williams, James L. Dobie, and William G. Siesser
Journal of Paleontology, Vol. 67, No. 2 (Mar 1993), pages 288-296

Shark-Bitten Protostegid Turtles from the Upper Cretaceous Mooreville Chalk, Alabama
by Shimada, Kenshu, Hooks, G. E. III
Journal of Paleontology, Jan 2004

On the Cranial Anatomy of the Polycotylid Plesiosaurs, Including New Material of Polycotylus Latipinnis, Cope, from Alabama
by F. Robin O'Keefe
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 24, Issue 2 (June 2004) pgs 326-340

New Enantiornithine Bird from the Marine Upper Cretaceous of Alabama
by Chiappe, Luis M., Lamb, James P. Jr., and Ericson, G. P
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Vol. 22, Issue 1 (March 2002) pgs 170-174 

A fossil Amniote Egg from an Upper Cretaceous Deposit (Mooreville Chalk of the Selma Group) in Alabama
by James L. Dobie
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 1978 (Abstract only)
[Note: more recent research revealed a hadrasaur embryo inside this egg.]

Paraphyllanthoxylon Alabamense - a New Species of Fossil Dicotyledonous Wood
by Elizabeth J. Cahoon
American Journal of Botany, Jan 1972 (page 1 of 7)

New Barnacle Records from the Upper Cretaceous of Alabama
by Wayne F. Canis and Victor A. Zullo
Journal of Paleontology, Jan 1986 (page 1 of 4)

A Pycnodont Fish from the Upper Cretaceous of Alabama
by Gorden L. Bell, Jr. (one of the founders of BPS, guys!)
Journal of Paleontology, Sept 1986 (page 1 of article only)

Changes in Late Cretaceous-early Tertiary benthic marine assemblages: analyses from the North American coastal plain shallow shelf
by Kosnik, Matthew A
Paleobiology, Summer 2005

Ichnofossils and Ichnofabrics in Syngenetic Phosphatic Concretions in Siliciclastic Shelf Deposits, Ripley Formation, Cretaceous, Alabama
by Jonathan T. Hall and Charles E. Savrda
PALAIOS, April 2008 (abstract)

Fossil Foraminifera from the Cretaceous, Ripley Formation, of Alabama
by John R. Sandidge
American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 13, No. 5 (Sep., 1932) pgs 312-318 (page 1 of 7)

Colonization of Brackish-Water Systems through Time: Evidence from the Trace-Fossil Record
by Luis A. Buatois, Murray K. Gingras, James MacEachern, M. Gabriela Mángano, John-Paul Zonneveld, S. George Pemberton, Renata G. Netto, and Anthony Martin
PALAIOS, Volume 20, Issue 4 (August 2005) pgs 321-347

So Happy Together: Multiphyletic Group Behavior at the Union Chapel Tracksite (Pennsylvanian, Alabama)
by Martin, Anthony J., Rindsberg, Andrew K.
The Geological Society of America, Southeastern Section - 55th Annual Meeting (23-24 March 2006)

Paleoecological Analysis of Two Early Pennsylvanian Mineral-Substrate Wetlands
by Pryora, Janelle S., and Gastaldob, Robert A.
PALAIOS, Vol. 15, Issue 1 (February 2000) 

Xiphosurid behavior and population data represented by trace fossils from the Pottsville Formation (Westphalian A), Union Chapel Mine site, Alabama, USA
by Hood, Samuel, Martin, Anthony
Emory College Center for Science Education, ScienceNET, SURE 2001

Structurally Preserved Paleozoic Plant Fossils from the Cahaba Coal Field Jefferson County, Alabama
by Henry Barwood

Color patterns in Mississippian (Chesterian) blastoids
by Beaver, Harold H, and Fabian, Alexander J
Journal of Paleontology, March 1998 

Wewokella costata new species, a large heteractinid calcareous sponge from the upper Mississippian Hartselle Sandstone in Northeastern Alabama
by Rigby, J Keith, Keyes, Richard
Journal of Paleontology, Jan 1998

Fossil Sponges of the Mississippian Fort Payne Chert in Northeastern Alabama
by J. Keith Rigby and Terry L. Pollard Bryant
Journal of Paleontology, Jul 1979 (page 1 of 8)

Paleogeographic relationship of a Mississippian barrier-island and shelf-bar system (Hartselle Sandstone) in Alabama to the Appalachian-Ouachita erogenic belt
by Thomas, William A. and Mack, Greg H.
Geological Society of America Bulletin
Volume 93, Issue 1 (January 1982)

New American Phalangida
Goodnight, Clarence J. (Clarence James), Goodnight, Marie Louise
American Museum Novitates ; No. 1164, Feb 1942

Summit structures in Mississippian blastoids
by Beaver, Harold H, Fabian, Alexander J, Palatas, Mark
Journal of Paleontology, Mar 2000

Fossil Reefs Within The Bangor Formation, Lawrence County, Alabama
by Haywick, Doug and Kopaska-Merkel, David
Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science,  April, 2001

A Devonian Aptychus (Cephalopoda) from Alabama
by Ellis L. Yochelson
Journal of Paleontology, Jan 1983 (page 1 of 4)

Graphic correlation of Middle Ordovician graptolite shale, southern Appalachians: An approach for examining the subsidence and migration of a Taconic foreland basin
by Stanley C. Finney, Barbara J. Grubb and Robert D. Hatcher, Jr.
The Geological Society of America Bulletin, March 1996, V. 108, No.3, pgs 355-371

Small problematic phosphatic sclerites from the Ordovician of Iapetus (Pratt Ferry Formation, Alabama)
by Sutton, M. D., Holmer, L. E. Cherns, L.
Journal of Paleontology, Jan 2001

Reinterpretation of Brooksella from the Conasauga Formation (Cambrian) of Georgia and Alabama, USA
by Ciampaglio, Charles N. and Babcock, Loren E.
Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 38, No. 3, p. 4

Larval States of Trilobites from the Middle Cambrian of Alabama
by Lalicker, Cecil G.
Journal of Paleontology, July, 1935, pgs 394-399, pl. 47 (abstract)