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Table of Contents - Special Paper 435

Paleontology of the Upper Eocene Florissant Formation, Colorado

edited by Herbert W. Meyer and Dena M. Smith

Preface v
1. History of paleontology at the Florissant fossil beds, Colorado 1
Steven W. Veatch and Herbert W. Meyer
2. The role of biofilms in fossil preservation, Florissant Formation, Colorado
Neal R. O’Brien, Herbert W. Meyer, and Ian C. Harding
3. Higher taxa as paleoecological and paleoclimatic indicators: A search for the modern analog of the Florissant fossil flora
Brad Boyle, Herbert W. Meyer, Brian Enquist, and Silvia Salas
4. Phytogeography of the late Eocene Florissant flora reconsidered
Estella B. Leopold, Steven R. Manchester, and Herbert W. Meyer
5. Magnetic stratigraphy of the Eocene-Oligocene floral transition in western North America
Donald R. Prothero
6. A comparison of plant-insect associations in the middle Eocene Green River Formation and the Upper Eocene Florissant Formation and their climatic implications
Dena M. Smith
7. An outline morphometric approach to identifying fossil spiders: A preliminary examination from the Florissant Formation
April Kinchloe Roberts, Dena M. Smith, Robert P. Guralnick, Paula E. Cushing, and Jonathan Krieger
8. The Chadronian mammalian fauna of the Florissant Formation, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado
Karen J. Lloyd, Marie P. Worley-Georg, and Jaelyn J. Eberle
9. Mineralogy and geochemistry of late Eocene silicified wood from Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado
George E. Mustoe
10. Conservation of an Eocene petrified forest at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument: Investigation of strategies and techniques for stabilizing in situ fossil stumps
Jennifer L. Young, Herbert W. Meyer, and George E. Mustoe
11. Development of an integrated paleontological database and Web site of Florissant collections, taxonomy, and publications
Herbert W. Meyer, Matthew S. Wasson, and Brent J. Frakes