The University of Wyoming Department of Geology and Geophysics has published four special issues of Contributions to Geology (now Rocky Mountain Geology). Information about those issues, along with links to view and download them are below.
Title: Taphonomy and population dynamics of an early Pliocene vertebrate fauna, Knox County, Nebraska
Author: Michael R. Voorhies
Description: Determines from geological and biological evidence how a concentration of fossil bones originated. The Verdigre quarry of earliest Pliocene age in the Valentine Formation, northeastern Nebraska, forms the basis for the investigation.
Title: Late Pliocene and Pleistocene history of the Donnelly Ranch vertebrate site, southwestern Colorado
Author: Michael W. Hager
Description: Two superposed faunas were discovered in southeastern Colorado at the Donnelly Ranch vertebrate site. Sediments containing a late Blancan assemblage are unconformably overlain by sediments containing a Rancho La Brean assemblage.
Title: Vertebrates, Phylogeny, and Philosophy
Editors: Kathryn M. Flanagan and Jason A. Lillegraven
Description: A sampling of the diversity of George Gaylord Simpson’s impact on present vertebrate paleontology, from its most senior to its very junior participants. Though individual articles deal almost exclusively with fossil mammals, emphases cross the spectrum of evolutionary biology, including systematic paleontology, considerations of adaptation, ontogeny, analyses of evolutionary tempo and mode, biogeographic procedure, and paleo geography.
Title: Skull Morphology of Lambdopsalis bulla (Mammalia, Multituberculata) and its Implications to Mammalian Evolution
Author: Miao Desui
Description: Multituberculates are an extinct mammalian order that lived in Mesozoic and early Cenozoic eras. Lambdopsalis, a Paleocene multituberculate recovered in China, preserves cranial remains that allow in this study: (1) a description of its skull morphology; (2) a reconstruction of its nonfossilized structures such as the cranial nerve system and major cranial vasculature; (3) an analysis of functional adaptation of its auditory system; and (4) an interpretation of phylogenic relationships within multituberculates themselves and among other major mammalian groups.