April 29, 2001 - Montgomery Co, AL

BPS members visited two late Cretaceous sites in Montgomery County, Alabama, where we collected primarily shark teeth and echinoids.  A pycnodont tooth (rare in Alabama) was found by Vicki Lais. 

In 1999, Ed Hooks of the Alabama Museum of Natural History in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, along with David Schwimmer and Dent Williams of Columbus State University, Columbus Georgia, had written an article titled "Synonymy of the Pycnodont Phacodus Punctatus Dixon 1850, and Its Occurrence in the Late Cretaceous of the Southeastern United States".  This article was published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology in September 1999.   Earlier, Gordon L. Bell, Jr., one of the founders of BPS, wrote an article titled "A Pycnodont Fish from the Upper Cretaceous in Alabama", which was published in Journal of Paleontology, Vol. 60, Sept 1986.