The six general topics included here are: Plant Taphonomy and Paleoecology; General Paleobotany; Palynology and Fructifications; General Paleozoology; Paleoecology and Paleogeography; and Bear Gulch Fauna. Among the papers are 11 critical systematic essays on various groups of Chinese Carboniferous fossils.
The nearly 60 essays in this volume include: “Paleoecology of the Herrin (No. 6) Coal Member (Middle Pennsylvanian) in the Illinois Basin: Reproductive Biology and Distribution of Lepidodendron and Lepidophloios by William A. DiMichele and Tom L. Phillips; “On Cardiopeterium Nathorst and Neuropteris Brongniart from the (Lower) Mississippian Price Formation, Southwestern Virginia” by Patricia G. Gensel; ‘A New Species of Codonotheca (Medullosaceae, Pteridospermales) from the Upper Pennsylvanian of Kansas” by Benton M. Stidd and G. A. Leisman; “Well-Preserved Middle and Late Pennsylvanian Radiolaria from Kansas, USA” by Doris E. Nodine-Zeller, Brian K. Holdsworth, and Pieter Berendsen; “Stromatolite Biostrome in the Upper Carboniferous of Northeast Kansas” by R. S. Sawin, R. R. West, and P. C. Twiss; and “A Brief History of Exploration for the Bear Gulch Fauna of Central Montana” by William G. Melton, Jr.
About the Author
Mackenzie Gordon, Jr., is President and Editor-in-Chief of the Ninth International Congress.