Snorkeling a 323myo Paleozooic Bay Community Structure and Depositional Environment of the Bear Gulch Limestone of Montana
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Institute History (VIMS)
VIMS 75th Anniversary Alumni Research Symposium
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA
The Carboniferous Bear Gulch Limestone of Montana preserves the fauna and flora of a shallow, tropical marine bay, providing a rare glimpse into bay ecology and community structure in deep time. We discuss how museum fish collections are vital resources that assist us in resurrecting the fossil fish and how we derived a depositional model that explains the quality of preservation in this lagerstatte and records the diversity of its fishes (chondrichthyan, sarcopterygian and actinopterygians).
Presentation, VIMS 75th Anniversary, Institute History, Alumni
Grogan, Eileen D. and Lund, Richard. "Snorkeling a 323myo Paleozooic Bay Community Structure and Depositional Environment of the Bear Gulch Limestone of Montana". 10-9-2015. VIMS 75th Anniversary Alumni Research Symposium.