Geosciences Master's Theses
 
The Geosciences Master's Theses Collection contains manuscripts written by Fort Hays graduate students. Due to copyright restrictions some works are limited to on-campus access only. Please contact ScholarsRepository@fhsu.edu for questions regarding access to individual works.

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Theses from 2018

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Prospecting for Coal Bed Uranium in Kansas Through the Use of ArcGIS and Uranium Proxies, Logan Howell

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Spatial Patterns of Precipitation Trends in the Continental United States, 1950-2016, Shayne O'Brien

Theses from 2017

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The Relationship Among Suture Complexity, Shell Form, and Stratigraphic Formation In Ammonites Of The Western Interior Seaway, Darrah Jorgensen

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Characterizing Basement Structures to Evaluate Their Influence on Overlaying Sedimentary Layers: Case Study of Three Fields in the Central Kansas Uplift, Muhammad S. Karim

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Morphometric Changes In Semicircular Canal Shape Within Theropoda (Dinosauria: Saurischia) And Their Dietary Implications, James Logan King

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Analysis Of Big Creek Aquifer Alluvial Facies and Associated Phreatic Surface Contour Maps Hays, Ellis County, Kansas, Krisopher John Neuhauser

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UAS-Collected Multispectral Imagery For The Identification Of Rangeland Vegetation In A Southern Mixed-Grass Prairie, Adam Rusk

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Hydrogeological Study Of A Municipal Groundwater Well Field In Central Kansas, Tyler Saryerwinnie

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Stable Isotope Diet Analysis Of Teleoceras Fossiger From The High Plains Of Kansas, Patrick J. Wilson

Theses from 2016

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Dental Microwear Variation In Teleoceras Fossiger (Rhinocerotidae) From The Miocene (Hemphillian) Of Kansas, With Consideration Of Masticatory Processes And Enamel Microstructure, Kelsie Abrams

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Petrophysical Attributes, Depositional Environment, And Diagenetic History Of A Mississippian Interval From McPherson County, Kansas, USA, John Hunter Green

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An Integrated Analysis Of The Oppliger and Harkness Oil Fields Using Well Log Data and 3D Seismic Data, Casey B. Langdon

Theses from 2015

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Redescription Of A Specimen Of Pentaceratops (Ornithischia: Ceratopsidae) And Phylogenetic Evaluation Of Five Referred Specimens From The Upper Cretaceous Of New Mexico, Joshua J. Fry

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3D Geometric Morphometrics In Modern And Extinct Foot-Propelled Diving Birds: An Evaluation Of The Tarsometatarsus For Species Identification, Mackenzie E. Kirchner-Smith

Construction Of High Resolution Contour Maps Of Major Oil-Producing Subsurface Layers In Trego, Ellis, Russell, Rush, Barton, And Pawnee Counties, Kansas Using ArcMap, Carol M. Schaffer

Theses from 2013

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Identification and Paleoecology of Mammoth Teeth from the Vertebrate Paleontology Collection at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Hays, Kansas, Elizabeth Deering

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The Extent Of Wetland Vegetation And Wetness Change At Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge From 1984-2012 Examined Using Landsat Thematic Mapper And Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus Imagery, Jeremy M. Henning

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3D Seismic Analysis and Characterization of a Stacked Turbidite Channel: Niger Delta Complex, Anthony Luna

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Utilizing A Magnometer To Locate Abandoned Oil Wells In Butler County, Kansas, Christopher D. Neeley

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Studying the Relationship between Mud/Salt Flat Habitat and Shorebird Abundance at Two Wetland Areas using Landsat, Dustin Reagan

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An Evaluation Of The Source Area For The Former Norges Cleaners Tetrachloroethylene Plume Near Centennial Boulevard And Vine Street, Hays, KS, Over A 20-Year Span Using Past Data To Estimate The Plume Concentration Reduction, Adam Staab

Theses from 2012

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Remote Sensing Analysis Of Hydrological Functionality Of Playa Wetlands Using Landsat TM/ETM+ Data, Benjamin F. Grover

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Using Landsat Thematic Mapper Satellite Imagery: Assessing And Mapping Trophic State In Cheney Reservoir, Kansas, Dingnan Lu

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3-D Seismic Interpretation, Seismic Attribute Analysis, And Well Log Interpretation Of An Area Between Ellis And Rooks Counties, Kansas, Vilma I. Perez de Pottella

Theses from 2011

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Mammalian Fauna From The Fullerton Gravel Pit (Ogallala Group, Late Miocene), Morton County, Kansas, Michael Anthony Calvello

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Geoenabling A Rural Community Through Web GIS: A Case Study Of The City Of Hays, Ellis County Kansas, Eamonn W. Coveney

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The Mammals And Paleoindian Artifact From The Feaster Sand Pit, Late Pleistocene (Wisconsin)-Early Holocene, Of Cowley County (Southeastern), Kansas, Miranda L. Lucas

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Spatial Analysis Of A Bioterrorist Attack On Four Major United States Cities Using An Aerosolized Hemorrhagic Fever Virus, Kathryn Prinslow

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An Allosaurus From The Morrison Formation (Late Jurassic) Of Converse County, Wyoming, Dennis D. Roth

Theses from 2010

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A new Carnosaur (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Upper Morrison Formation (Late Jurassic, Tithonian) of Colorado, Sebastian Dalman

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Spatial similarities and differences of attributes of three subwatersheds within the middle Smoky Hill river watershed and their relationship to instream total suspended solids, Dustin Fross

Theses from 2008

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Biostratigraphy of Sea Turtles and Possible Bite Marks on a Toxochelys (Testudine, Chelonioidea) from the Niobrara Formation, Reira Konuki

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Anatomy, Biostratigraphy, Paleoecology, and Systematics of Ectenosaurus Clidastoides (Squamata, Mosasauridae, Kyle Valerio

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Use of Electrical Resistivity to Delineate a Suspect Abandoned Brine Evaporation Pond near Russell, Kansas, Mark E. Vishnefske

Theses from 2006

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Comparison of Geographic Informasystem Software (Arcgis 9.0 and Grass 6.0) : Implementation and Case Study, Todd R. Buchanan

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Description and Analysis of Paleosols Within the Dakota Formation (Cretaceous) in Central Kansas, Scott W. Cumming

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Quantifying Ring-Necked Pheasant (Phasianus Colchicus) Population Size in Northwest Kansas Using the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (Ndvi), Zane A. Engelbert

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Systematics, Osteology, Sexual Dimorphism, Age Classes, and Population Dynamics of Teleoceras Fossiger from Jack Swayze Quarry, Clark County, Kansas, and Minium Quarry, Graham County, Kansas, Timothy C. Mullin

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Hind Limb and Pelvis Proportions of Hesperornis Regalis: A Comparison with Extant Diving Birds, Francis Nicole Reynaud

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Osteology and Phylogenetic Relationships of a New Small Maniraptoran from the Upper Jurassic of Wyoming, William R. Wahl

Theses from 2005

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3-D Seismic Interpretation in the Catherine Oil Field Area of Ellis County, Kansas, Matthew L. Dreiling

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A Refractory Earth Meteorite: Suggested Distant Impact Ejecta from Chicxulub Impact Crater, Neil Ray

Theses from 2004

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Anatomy of Camarasaurus Lentus (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from the Morrison Formation (Late Jurassic),. . ., Takehito Ikejiri

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Detection and Delineation of a Dispersed Chloride Plume in Russell County, Kansas, Roger L. Moses

Theses from 2003

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A Ground-Magnetic Study of Rose Dome, Woodson County, Kansas, Caroline A. Davis

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Albert Bell Earthlodge Site, Sheridan County, Kansas: A Geophysical Exploration Survey, Levi B. Short

Theses from 2002

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Estimating Coastal Erosion Along the Potomac River Using Aerial Photography, Remote Sensing, and Gis/Gps, George Washington's Birthplace National Monument, Virginia, Sarah A. Derouin

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Detectability of Salt-Affected Soil Anomalies in North-Central Oklahoma Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Data, Daryl W. Ebbert

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Analysis of the Structural Geology in the South Desert of Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, Christopher Pellowski

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Taxonomic and Taphonomic Study of a Sauropod from the Brushy Basin Member, Morrison Formation (Jurassic), Utah, David R. Schmidt

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Ecological Preferences and Behavior of Palaeologus Haydeni with Implications for Leporid Evolution, Brian W. Steffen

Theses from 2001

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The Coyotes of Porcupine Cave, Colorado, with an Analysis of Craniodental Variation in Canis Latrans and Canis Lepophagus, Gaberiel Bever

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Use of Electrical Resistivity and Seismic Refraction to Determine Brine Contamination in Western Russell County, Kansas, Denny J. Martin

Theses from 2000

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Systematics of the Fossil Equidae (Mammalia: Perissodactyla), Minimum Quarry, Graham County, Kansas, Michelle K. Darnell

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Surficial Geology, Quartz Arenite Geometry, and Depositional Environment of the Dakota Formation (Cretaceous) in the Dorrance Nw 7.5' Quadrangle, Eastern Russell County, Kansas, Timothy Phlieger

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A New Irvingtonian Water Shrew (Insectivora: Soricidae) from Nuckolls County, Nebraska: Systematics, Functional Morphology and Paleoecology, Cinda Lee Timperley

Theses from 1999

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Depositional Environment and Fossil Biota of a Thin Clastic Unit of the Kiowa Formation, Lower Cretaceous (Albian), McPherson County, Kansas, Joseph C. Beamon

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Petrology of the Owyhee Basalt, Malheur County, Oregon : Potential Example of Renewed Magmatism Within a Post-Subductive Setting, Terry J. Crotwell

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A Historical and Mechanical Description of Ptychodus (Chondrichthyes) Dententions with Notes on the Distribution and Systematics of the Genus, Michelle L. David

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Teleorhinus (Crocodylimorpha) from the Dakota Formation (Cretaceous) of Kansas, with a Discussion of its Paleoecology, William Garcia

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Osteology and Relationships of Spinosuchus Casseanus Huene, 1932 from Texas (Dockum Group, Upper Triassic): A New Interpretation, H.Robbins Richards

Theses from 1998

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Petrology, Depositional Environments, and Petroleum Potential of the Codell Sandstone and Juana Lopez Members of the Carlile Shale, Southeast, Pavel Galperin

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Structural Geology of a Portion of the Big Bend Draw Quadrangle, Emery County, Utah, Emmet H. McGuire

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Effects of Anthropogenic Landuse and Natural Characteristics on the Recharge of the Big Creek Aquifer, Hays, Kansas, Using Geographic Information Systems (Gis), Laura L. Rand

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Stratigraphy and Petrography of the Codell Sandstone and Adjacent Units in the Subsurface of the West-Central Denver Basin, Adams, Larimer, and Weld Counties, Yelena Sablina

Theses from 1997

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Static Water Level Fluctuations of the Big Creek Alluvial Aquifer in the Vine Street Area, Hays, Ellis County, Kansas, 1993-1994, Karen Schmidt

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Mammals of the Rhino Hill West Fauna, Miocene (Hemphillian), Wallace County, KS, Steven C. Wallace

Theses from 1996

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The Kiowa Formation as an Aquitard Between the Dakota Formation and the Cedar Hills Sandstone in Rooks, Ellis, and Russell Counties of North- Central Kansas, Bruce D. Basye

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An Integrated Gis Database, Geologic and Paleontologic Reconnaissance, and Areal Correlation of Soils to Geology Within Cimarron National Grasslands, Morton County, Kansas, Kevin L. McNinch

Theses from 1995

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Exploration Criteria for Au and Ag-Ore Deposits in the Pony Express Member of the Jurassic Wanakah Formation, Northeastern San Miguel County, Colorado, Douglas N. Dreiling

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Simulation and Interpretation of Groundwater Flow in the Dakota Aquifer, Hays Area, Ellis County, Kansas, Karuppiah Muralidaran

Theses from 1994

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Interpretation of Groundwater Quality in Lower Cretaceous Rocks of Western Kansas Using Borehole Geophysical Logs, Kevin R. Collins

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The Beckerdite Local Biota, (Miocene: Early Hemphillian) Clark County, Southwestern Kansas, Gregory A. Liggett

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Soil-Gas Radon Concentrations in Selected Rock Units and Sediments in Ellis County, North-Central Kansas, Robert M. Rohlfs

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Paleobiology of the Late Cretaceous Shark, Cretoxyrhina Mantelli (Lamniformes: Cretoxyrhinidae), from Kansas, Kenshu Shimada

Theses from 1993

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Selection of Potential Landfill Sites for Ellis County, Kansas Utilizing the Geographic Information System Idrisi, Theron Barton

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Geology and Avifauna of the Late Pleistocene and Middle Holocene Blonquist Rockshelter, Summit County, Utah, Barbara A. Beasley

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Climatic Implications of Terrestrial Arthropods from the Parachute Creek Member (Middle Eocene), Green River Formation, Garfield County, Colorado, Larry A. Codington

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Biostratigraphy of Mosasauridae (Squamata, Varanoidea) from the Smoky Hill Chalk Member, Niobrara Chalk (Upper Cretaceous) of Western Kansas, Bruce Schumacher

Theses from 1992

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Depositional Environment of the Ogallala Group (Miocene), Minium Quarry, Graham County, Kansas, Julie M. Churchill

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Comparative Morphology and Evolution of Teleoceras (Mammalia: Rhinocerotidae), George J. Gerhold

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Groundwater Conditions in the Ranegras Plain Basin, La Paz and Yuma Counties, Arizona, Bradley Johnson

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Geochemistry of Groundwater and Gases in the Vadose Zone in Selected Parts of Hays, Kansas, Satya P. Sinha

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Aspects of the Functional Morphology, Phylogeny, and Paleoecology of the North American Miocene Rhinoceros, Aphelops, David Wilcots

Theses from 1991

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Geologic Characteristics of the Calvert Ash Bed, Ogallala Group (Miocene), Western Kansas, Sandra L. Potter

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Hydrogeology of the Codell Sandstone Member, Carlile Shale (Upper Cretaceous), in Western Kansas, Russell G. Weigand

Theses from 1990

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An Analysis of Mesoscopic Structures in Selected Areas Within the Potato Hills, Ouachita Mountains, Oklahoma, Mark W. Allen

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Stratigraphy, Sedimentation, and Paleoenvironment of the Cedar Mountain Formation and the Dakota Sandstone (Cretaceous) in West-Central Emery County, Utah, David A. Hunter

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Spatial and Temporal Variations in Precipitation and Runoff in the Upper Saline River Drainage Basin, Kansas, 1956-1987, Rodney Tremblay

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Geologic and Cultural Effects Upon Water Quality of the Hillsdale Reservoir, Miami County, Kansas, Thomas E. Zahner

Theses from 1989

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Ground Water Investigation of Possible Leaching from Sanitary Landfill Disposal Sites : Ellis and Russell Counties, Kansas, John Douglas Anderson

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Reservoir Potential of the Simpson Group (Middle Ordovician) in the Welch-Bornholdt Field, Rice and McPherson Counties, Kansas, Michael P. Fletcher

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Computer-Assisted Preliminary Geological Investigation for Possible Oil and Gas Exploration of the Upper Mississippian and Lower Pennsylvanian in a Portion of the Hugoton Embayment, Southwestern Kansas, Gregory J. Issinghoff

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Effects of Groundwater Contributions from the Dakota Formation on the Chemical Quality of Surface Waters in the Saline River, Ellis and Russell Counties, Kansas, Case C. Morris

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Geological and Structural Analysis of the Surface Geology of Ellis County, Kansas, James C. Pool

Theses from 1988

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Stratigraphy and Depositional Environments of the Middle Jurassic (Callovian) Ralston Creek Formation, Beulah-Wetmore Area, South-Central Colorado, John S. De Alburqueque

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Taphonomic Evidence of Predation and Scavenging of Teleoceras (Mammalia: Rhinocerotidae), with a Description of the Camelidae from the Minium Quarry Local Biota of North-Central Kansas, Hannan E. LaGarry

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The Petrology and Structure of the Wet Mountain Metamorphics and the San Isabel Batholith Margin Along South Hardscrabble Creek, Custer County, Colorado, Robert J. Louden

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Stratigraphy, Paleontology and Paleobiogeography of Lower Vertebrates from the Cedar Mountain Formation (Lower Cretaceous), Emery County, Utah, Michael L. Pomes

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Geology of the Stockade Mountain 15' Quadrangle, Malheur and Harney Counties, Oregon, John Stimac