PALAIOS 31:3 & 4

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PAL 31:3 & 4

PALAIOS 31:3 & 4

Publication date: 2016
Subject: Paleontology

PALAIOS, founded in 1986, is a journal dedicated to emphasizing the impact of life on Earth’s history as recorded in the paleontological and sedimentological records. PALAIOS disseminates information to an international spectrum of geologists and biologists interested in a broad range of topics, including, but not limited to, biogeochemistry, ichnology, paleoclimatology, paleoecology, paleoceanography, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geomicrobiology, paleobiogeochemistry, and astrobiology.

PALAIOS publishes original papers that emphasize using paleontology to answer important geological and biological questions that further our understanding of Earth history. Accordingly, manuscripts whose subject matter and conclusions have broader geologic implications—rather than narrowly focused discourses—are much more likely to be selected for publication. Given that the purpose of PALAIOS is to generate enthusiasm for paleontology among a broad spectrum of readers, the editors request the following titles that generate immediate interest; abstracts that emphasize important conclusions; illustrations of professional caliber used in place of words; and lively, yet scholarly, text.

PALAIOS should be the journal of choice in which to publish innovative research involving all aspects of past and present life from which geological, biological, chemical, and atmospheric processes can be deciphered and applied to finding solutions to past and future geological and paleontological problems. PALAIOS reserves the right to reject manuscripts based on prior publication of substantial portions of text, data, or conclusions, including if published in a language other than English or through electronic media such as websites.

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March 2016; Vol. 31, No. 3

Research Articles

Giants among micromorphs: were Cincinnatian (Ordovician, Katian) small shelly phosphatic faunas dwarfed?
Benjamin F. Dattilo, Rebecca L. Freeman, Winfried S. Peters, William P. Heimbrock, Bradley Deline, Anthony J. Martin, Jack W. Kallmeyer, Jessie Reeder, and Anne Argast

Insect folivory in an angiosperm-dominated flora from the mid-Cretaceous of Utah, USA
Nan Crystal Arens and Joseph P. Gleason

Did a catastrophic lake spillover integrate the Late Miocene Early Pliocene Colorado River and the Gulf Of California?: microfaunal and stable isotope evidence from Blythe Basin, California–Arizona, USA
Jordon Bright, Andrew S. Cohen, David L. Dettman, Philip A. Pearthree, Rebecca J. Dorsey, and Mindy B. Homan

Composite ichnofabrics: categorization based on number of ichnocoenoses and their temporal incongruence
Charles E. Savrda

Taphonomic variance between marattialean ferns and medullosan seed ferns in the Carboniferous Mazon Creek Lagerstätte, Illinois, USA
Emma R. Locatelli, Laura Krajewski, Allen V. Chochinov, and Marc Laflamme

Comment Article

Comment to Lehrmann et al. new sections and observations from the Nanpanjiang Basin, South China
Steve Kershaw, Pierre-Yves Collin, and Sylvie Crasquin

Reply Article

Reply: Permian–Triassic microbialite and dissolution surface environmental controls on the genesis of marine microbialites and dissolution surface associated with the end-Permian mass extinction: new sections and observations from the Nanpanjiang Basin, South China
Daniel J. Lehrmann, John M. Bentz, Tanner Wood, Alexa Goers, Ryan Dhillon, Sara Akin, Xiaowei Li, Jonathan L. Payne, Brian M. Kelley, Katja M. Meyer, Ellen K. Schaal, Marina B. Suarez, Meiyi Yu, Yanjiao Qin, Rongxi Li, Marcello Minzoni, and Charles M. Henderson

April 2016; Vol. 31, No. 4


Late Triassic durophagy and the origin of the Mesozoic marine revolution
Lydia S. Tackett

Research Articles

Progressive deterioration of trophic conditions in a carbonate ramp environment: the Lithothamnion limestone, Majella Mountain (Tortonian–Early Messinian, Central Apennines, Italy)
Marco Brandano, Laura Tomassetti, Raffaele Sardella, and Chiara Tinelli

Post-extinction biofacies of the first carbonate ramp of the Early Jurassic (Sinemurian) in NE Panthalassa (New York Canyon, Nevada, USA
Kathleen A. Ritterbush, Yadira Ibarra, and Lydia S. Tackett

Stars of the aftermath: Asteriacites beds from the Lower Triassic of the Carnic Alps (Werfen Formation, Sauris Di Sopra), Italy
Andrea Baucon and Carlos Neto De Carvalho

Preservation of fossil microbes and biofilm in cave pool carbonates and comparison to other microbial carbonate environments
Leslie A. Melim, Diana E. Northup, Penelope J. Boston, and Michael N. Spilde

Paleoecological succession of Norian (Late Triassic) benthic fauna in eastern Panthalassa (Luning And Gabbs Formations, West–Central Nevada)
Lydia S. Tackett and David J. Bottjer

Pages: 152
Publisher: SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)
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