An Annotated Catalogue of Grand Canyon Type Fossils
Because the taxonomic classification of fossils is an area of much fluidity, this guide is not one to the identification of the fossils; rather, it is a guide to the published literature concerning the various type fossils, to the localities from where the types were collected, and to the repositories in which the types have been placed.
There are at least 14 categories of type rossils; but most are rarely encountered, and some of the categories may be unessential. Four of the basic kinds of types, and one kind of supplementary type, have been considered for inclusion in the present catalogue. In fact, no other kinds of type were encountered in the literature, so the restriction to the five kinds of types is not arbitrary.
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The first annotated bibliography on Grand Canyon geology, this splendidly organized and detailed bibliography is designed as a research guide to existing literature. It is an annotated compilation of Grand Canyon research projects as developed and accumulated to date. It is a synthesis of many hundreds of observations and conclusions drawn from them and is intended to expedite the use of data in future research. Because of the many different fields of specialization represented, this remarkably detailed and pain stakingly thorough accumulation of literature, titles, and annotations should prove a tremendous boon to future progress in the accumulation of the geological literature of Grand Canyon.