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The Hell Creek formation and the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary in the northern Great Plains — An integrated continental record of the end of the Cretaceous

Edited by Joseph H. Hartman, Kirk R. Johnson, and Douglas J. Nichols


Preface v
  1. Hell Creek Formation and the early picking of the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary in the Williston Basin
Joseph H. Hartman
1
  2. Lithostratigraphy of the Hell Creek Formation in North Dakota
Edward C. Murphy, John W. Hoganson, and Kirk R. Johnson
9
  3. Magnetostratigraphy and geochronology of the Hell Creek and basal Fort Union Formations of southwestern North Dakota and a recalibration of the age of the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary
Jason F. Hicks, Kirk R. Johnson, John D. Obradovich, Lisa Tauxe, and David Clark
35
  4. Magnetostratigraphy of interfingering upper Cretaceous–Paleocene marine and continental strata of the Williston Basin, North Dakota and Montana
Steven P. Lund, Joseph H. Hartman, and Subir K. Banerjee
57
  5. Chemostratigraphic correlation of four fossil-bearing sections in southwestern North Dakota
Nan Crystal Arens and A. Hope Jahren
75
  6. Palynology and microstratigraphy of Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary sections in southwestern North Dakota
Douglas J. Nichols and Kirk R. Johnson
95
  7. Vertebrate biostratigraphy of the Hell Creek Formation in southwestern North Dakota and northwestern South Dakota
Dean A. Pearson, Terry Schaefer, Kirk R. Johnson, Douglas J. Nichols, and John P. Hunter
145
  8. Synopsis of the Hell Creek (uppermost Cretaceous) dinosaur assemblage
Dale A. Russell and Makoto Manabe
169
  9. Patterns of geographic variation in latest Cretaceous vertebrates: Evidence from the turtle component
Patricia A. Holroyd and J. Howard Hutchison
177
10. Mammals from the end of the age of dinosaurs in North Dakota and southeastern Montana, with a reappraisal of geographic differentiation among Lancian mammals
John P. Hunter and J. David Archibald
191
11. Evolution of the mammalian fauna across the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary in northeastern Montana and other areas of the Western Interior
William A. Clemens
217
12. Marine Breien Member (Maastrichtian) of the Hell Creek Formation in North Dakota: Stratigraphy, vertebrate fossil record, and age
John W. Hoganson and Edward C. Murphy
247
13. Brackish and marine mollusks of the Hell Creek Formation of North Dakota: Evidence for a persisting Cretaceous seaway
Joseph H. Hartman and James I. Kirkland
271
14. Preliminary assessment of insect herbivory across the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary: Major extinction and minimum rebound
Conrad C. Labandeira, Kirk R. Johnson, and Peter Lang
297
15. Megaflora of the Hell Creek and lower Fort Union Formations in the western Dakotas: Vegetational response to climate change, the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary event, and rapid marine transgression
Kirk R. Johnson
329
16. Palynology and palynostratigraphy of the Hell Creek Formation in North Dakota: A microfossil record of plants at the end of Cretaceous time
Douglas J. Nichols
393
17. Palynology of the Hell Creek Formation (Upper Cretaceous, Maastrichtian) in northwestern South Dakota: Effects of paleoenvironment on the composition of palynomorph assemblages
Timothy J. Kroeger
457
18. Palynology of the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary in central Montana: Evidence for extraterrestrial impact as a cause of the terminal Cretaceous extinctions
Carol L. Hotton
473
19. Hell Creek Formation: A 2001 synthesis
Kirk R. Johnson, Douglas J. Nichols, and Joseph H. Hartman
503
Index 511