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At the Top of the Grand Staircase
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The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah is the location of one of the best-known terrestrial records for the late Cretaceous. A major effort in the new century has documented over 2,000 new vertebrate fossil sites, provided new radiometric dates, and identified five new genera of ceratopsids, two new species of hadrosaur, a probable new genus of hypsilophodontid, new pachycephalosaurs and ankylosaurs, several kinds of theropods (including a new genus of oviraptor and a new tyrannosaur), plus the most complete specimen of a Late Cretaceous therizinosaur ever collected from North America, and much more. At the Top of the Grand Staircase: The Late Cretaceous of Southern Utah documents this major stepping stone toward a synthesis of the ecology and evolution of the Late Cretaceous ecosystems of western North America.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. C-C
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. 1 One Hundred Thirty Years of Cretaceous Research in Southern Utah
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 2 Geologic Overview
  2. pp. 13-41
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  1. 4 Tectonic and Sedimentary Controls, Age, and Correlation of the Upper Cretaceous Wahweap Formation, Southern Utah
  2. pp. 57-73
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  1. 5 Implications of the Internal Plumbing of a Late Cretaceous Sand Volcano: Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, Utah
  2. pp. 74-84
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  1. 6 The Kaiparowits Formation: A Remarkable Record of Late Cretaceous Terrestrial Environments, Ecosystems, and Evolution in Western North America
  2. pp. 85-106
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  1. 8 Continental Invertebrates and Trace Fossils from the Campanian Kaiparowits Formation, Utah
  2. pp. 132-152
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  1. 9 Elasmobranchs from Upper Cretaceous Freshwater Facies in Southern Utah
  2. pp. 153-194
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  1. 10 Freshwater Osteichthyes from the Cenomanian to Late Campanian of Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, Utah
  2. pp. 195-236
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  1. 11 Preliminary Report on Salamanders (Lissamphibia; Caudata) from the Late Cretaceous (Late Cenomanian–Late Campanian) of Southern Utah, U.S.A.
  2. pp. 237-272
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  1. 12 Anuran Ilia from the Upper Cretaceous of Utah – Diversity and Stratigraphic Patterns
  2. pp. 273-294
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  1. 13 Turtles from the Kaiparowits Formation, Utah
  2. pp. 295-318
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  1. 14 Review of Late Cretaceous Mammalian Faunas of the Kaiparowits and Paunsaugunt Plateaus, Southwestern Utah
  2. pp. 319-328
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  1. 15 Late Cretaceous Mammals from Bryce Canyon National Park and Vicinity, Paunsaugunt Plateau, Southwestern Utah
  2. pp. 329-369
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  1. 17 Crocodyliforms from the Late Cretaceous of Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument and Vicinity, Southern Utah, U.S.A.
  2. pp. 424-444
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  1. 18 Review of Late Cretaceous Ankylosaurian Dinosaurs from the Grand Staircase Region, Southern Utah
  2. pp. 445-463
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  1. 20 Review of Pachycephalosaurian Dinosaurs from Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, Southern Utah
  2. pp. 482-487
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  1. 21 Ceratopsid Dinosaurs from the Grand Staircase of Southern Utah
  2. pp. 488-503
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  1. 22 Late Cretaceous Theropod Dinosaurs of Southern Utah
  2. pp. 504-525
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  1. 23 A Trackmaker for Saurexallopus: Ichnological Evidence for Oviraptorosaurian Tracks from the Upper Cretaceous of Western North America
  2. pp. 526-529
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  1. 25 Fossil Vertebrates from the Tropic Shale (Upper Cretaceous), Southern Utah
  2. pp. 536-562
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  1. 26 Paleontological Overview and Taphonomy of the Middle Campanian Wahweap Formation in Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument
  2. pp. 563-587
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  1. 27 Taphonomy of a Subadult Teratophoneus curriei (Tyrannosauridae) from the Upper Campanian Kaiparowits Formation of Utah
  2. pp. 588-598
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  1. 28 A New Macrovertebrate Assemblage from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian) of Southern Utah
  2. pp. 599-622
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 623-639
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