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The Great Rift Valleys of Pangea in Eastern North America, Volume 2: Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Paleontology

Series: The Great Rift Valleys of Pangea in Eastern North America Volume: 2

Edited By: Peter M LeTourneau and Paul E Olsen

384 pages, 68 B/w photos, 151 illus

Columbia University Press

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #132994 | ISBN: 023112676X
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Covers the sedimentary rocks, stratigraphic architecture, early dinosaur and reptile footprints, and vertebrate fossils of the Central Atlantic Margin.

"[F]ascinating... these books are chock-full of information and cutting-edge research... you'll come away with a great understanding of the processes and events that transpired in eastern North America when Pangea was rifting apart." -- Lynne M. Clos, "Fossil News"


1. Introduction to Vol 2, by Peter M. LeTourneau and Paul E. OlsenPart I: Rift Basin Sedimentology and Stratigraphic Architecture 2. Introduction, by Peter M. LeTourneau3. Tectonic and Climatic Controls on Rift Basin Stratigraphic Architecture: An Example from the Late Triassic Taylorsville Basin, by Virginia, Peter M. LeTourneau4. Tectonostratigraphy of the Orpheus Graben, Scotian Basin, Offshore Eastern Canada and Relationship to the Fundy Rift Basin, by Lawrence H. Tanner and David E. Brown5. Provenance of Sandstones in the Center of the Durham Sub-Basin, North Carolina, by James P. Gilmer, Daniel A. Textoris, and Mary E. Watson6. Paleosols and Paleoclimate Evolution, Durham Sub-Basin, North Carolina, by Brian P. Coffey and Daniel A. Textoris7. Meandering-River Facies in the Upper Triassic New Haven Arkose, South-Central Connecticut: Early Evolution of the Hartford Rift Basin, by Dennis P. McInerney and John F. Hubert8. Edogenic Record of Paleoclimate and Basin Evolution in the Triassic-Jurassic Fundy Rift Basin, Eastern Canada, by Lawrence H. Tanner9. Organic Geochemistry of Exposures of the Shuttle Meadow and Portland Formations of the Hartford Basin (Newark Supergroup Ct), by Trudy Dickneider, S. Mary Ellen Murphy, Robert Sallavanti, Kenneth StephensPart II: Triassic-Jurassic Assemblages and Faunal Change 10. Introduction, by Hans-Dieter Sues and Emma C. Rainforth11. Vertebrate Biostratigraphy and Biochronology of the Nonmarine Late Triassic, by Spencer G. Lucas and Phillip Huber.12. New Perspectives on Triassic Insect Diversity as Revealed by a Locality in the Danville Basin, Virginia, Newark Supergroup, by Nicholas C. Fraser and David A. Grimaldi13. Early Jurassic Insects from the Newark Supergroup, Northeastern United States, by Phillip Huber, Nicholas G. McDonald, Paul E. Olsen, and Jiri Zidek14. Heart of Stone: The Brownstone Industry of Portland, Connecticut, by Alison C. Guinness15. Dinosaur Trackways of Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill, Connecticut, by James O. Farlow and Peter M. Galton.16. A New Vertebrate Footprint Locality from the Late Triassic Passaic Formation Near Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, by Michael J. Szajna and Brian W. Hartline17. Osteometric Approaches to Trackmaker Assignment for the Newarksupergroup Ichnogenera: Grallator, Anchisauripus, and Eubrontes, by Joshua B. Smithland and James O. Farlow18. Plateosaurus Foot Structure Suggests a Single Trackmaker for Eubrontes and Gigandipus Footprints, by Robert E. Weems.19. The Early Jurassic Ornithischian Dinosaurian Ichnogenus Anomoepus, by Paul E. Olsen and Emma C. Rainforth

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Peter M. LeTourneau is an associate research scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Paul E. Olsen is A.D. Storke Memorial Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.

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