FHSU representatives present paleontology papers

Several representatives of Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History presented papers at the 64th annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in Denver in November.

Bruce Schumacher, adjunct curator at the Sternberg Museum, Barbara Beasley, United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, and Peter Ambrose, United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, presented "Use of GIS in Managing Fossils on Federal Lands -- The USDA Forest Service Fossil Yield Potential Classification System."

Kenshu Shimada, adjunct curator of the Sternberg Museum, and Emily Beeson, United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, presented "Vertebrates From A Unique Bonebed of the Upper Cretaceous Niobrara Chalk, Western Kansas."

Chris Bennett, associate curator of paleontology at the Sternberg Museum and assistant professor of biological sciences, presented "New Information On the Pterosaur Scaphognathus Crassirostris and the Pterosaurian Cervical Series."

Mike Everhart, adjunct curator of the Sternberg Museum, presented "Conchoidal Fractures Preserved on Elasmosaur Gastroliths Are Evidence In Processing Food."

Takehito Ikejiri, Nagoya, Japan, graduate student, presented "Relative Growth and Timing of Ontogenetic Changes In Camarasaurus (Dinosauria, Sauropoda)."

Schumacher and Greg Liggett, instructor of biological sciences, presented "The Dinosaurs of the Picket Wire Canyonlands: A Glimpse Into the Morrison Basin of Southeastern Colorado."

Shimada; Stephen Cumbaa of the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, and Deanne Van Rooyen, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, presented "Caudal Fin of the Late Cretaceous shark: Cretoxyrhina Mantelli (Lamniforms: Cretoxyrhinidae)."

William Wahl, Thermopolis, WY, graduate student, presented "Juvenile Plesiosaur Fossil Assemblage and Paleocommunity of the Upper Redwater Shale (Oxfordian-Callovian) of the Sundance Formation, Natrona County, Wyoming."

Other students who attended the meeting were Reira Konuki, Ebetsu City, Hokkaido, Japan, graduate student; John Rebar, Franklinsville, NJ, graduate student; and Kyle Valerio, Butler, PA, graduate student.

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