A fossil assemblage of ostracoda, foraminifera, and gastropoda of the West Texas salt flats

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dc.contributor.advisor Fluegeman, Richard H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Abke, Rodney Alan en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-tx en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:46Z
dc.date.created 1994 en_US
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1994 .A25 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185027
dc.description.abstract The salt flats of west Texas are large ephemeral lakes, Pleistocene to Holocene in age. The evaporite material in these lakes represents the sedimentary history of the lake and the surrounding area. Recently, a fossil assemblage was found in the sediments of this deposit. This assemblage includes four species of ostracoda (Limnocvthere staplini, Candona rawsoni, Candona thomasi, and Cvprideis salbrosa), two species of gastropoda, (Amnicola decepta, and Amnicola pilsbrvi), and discovery is significant because this assemblage has not been previously reported, and it provides an opportunity to reconstruct part of the physical and chemical environment of the salt flats during a portion of its history. Autecological comparison of these species indicate that they lived in a shallow, alkaline, brackish water environment. The known paleoclimate of the area, and the sedimentology support this interpretation.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Geology
dc.format.extent iii, 67, [41] leaves : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Geology, Stratigraphic. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Salt flats -- Texas, West. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Texas. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Borings. en_US
dc.title A fossil assemblage of ostracoda, foraminifera, and gastropoda of the West Texas salt flats en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/897497 en_US

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