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Temporal changes within the latest Cretaceous and early Paleogene turtle faunas of northeastern Montana

Patricia A. Holroyd, Gregory P. Wilson and J. Howard Hutchison
Temporal changes within the latest Cretaceous and early Paleogene turtle faunas of northeastern Montana (in Through the end Cretaceous in the the type locality of the Hell Creek Formation in Montana and adjacent areas, Gregory P. Wilson (editor), William A. Clemens (editor), John R. Horner (editor) and Joseph H. Hartman (editor))
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (January 2014) 503: 299-312

Abstract

Climate change has been suggested to be a factor in the distribution of reptiles in the Cretaceous and Paleogene, but comparatively few studies have examined the possible role of climate within lithostratigraphically or biostratigraphically constrained local areas. Here, we reexamine the role of climatic change on the distribution of turtles within the Late Cretaceous-earliest Paleogene record of the Hell Creek area of northeastern Montana, where long-term field studies have produced a relatively dense record of faunal change during a period of climatic fluctuation. An improved stratigraphic record allows us to document previously unavailable range data for the Hell Creek-Tullock turtle taxa and assess changes in richness and abundance through approximately the last 1.9 m.y. of the Cretaceous and the first 750 k.y. of the Paleocene and provide revised estimates for survivorship and extinction across the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary.


ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Coden: GSAPAZ
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 503
Title: Temporal changes within the latest Cretaceous and early Paleogene turtle faunas of northeastern Montana
Title: Through the end Cretaceous in the the type locality of the Hell Creek Formation in Montana and adjacent areas
Author(s): Holroyd, Patricia A.Wilson, Gregory P.Hutchison, J. Howard
Author(s): Wilson, Gregory P.editor
Author(s): Clemens, William A.editor
Author(s): Horner, John R.editor
Author(s): Hartman, Joseph H.editor
Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, CA, United States
Affiliation: University of Washington, Department of Biology, Seattle, WA, United States
Pages: 299-312
Published: 201401
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
ISBN: 978-0-8137-2503-1
References: 77
Accession Number: 2015-026152
Categories: Vertebrate paleontologyStratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 3 tables
N44°30'00" - N49°00'00", W116°01'60" - W104°01'60"
Secondary Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley, USA, United StatesMontana State University, USA, United StatesUniversity of North Dakota, USA, United StatesUniversity of Washington, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 201513
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