Thematic Paleontological Resource Inventory Reports

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illustration of sea shell
Martin Lister’s 1687 figure of Chesapecten jeffersonius, the first described fossil from North America, likely collected near Colonial National Historical Park, Virginia.

Ward and Blackwelder (1975, pl. 1).

Introduction

Servicewide thematic paleontological resource inventories are designed to compile data regarding specific types or categories of paleontological resources which occur in parks throughout the NPS.

Taxonomic Inventory Reports

A Preliminary Inventory of Fossil Fish From National Park Service Units
  • Rebecca F and Others. 2006. Hunt, R.K., V.L. Santucci, and J.Kenworthy, 2006. A preliminary inventorty of fossil fish from National Park Service units. in S. G. Lucas, , J. A. Spielmann, P. M. Hester, J. P. Kenworthy, and V. L. Santucci, (editors), America’s Antiquities: 100 Years of Managing Fossils on Federal Lands. Proceedings of the 7th Federal Fossil Conference, New Mexico Musuem of Natural History and Science Bulletin No. 34, p. 63-69.. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin No. 34. New Mexico Musuem of Natural History and Science. Albuquerque, New Mexico.—[IRMA Portal]
An Inventory of Trilobites from National Park Service Areas
  • Norr, M.R., V.L. Santucci, and J.S. Tweet. 2016. An inventory of trilobites from National Park Service areas. Pages 179-203. In Sullivan RM and Lucas SG (ed). Fossil Record 5. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Albuquerque, NM. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin. Bulletin 74, p. 179-203.—[IRMA Portal] [NPSHistory.com]
An Inventory of Mesozoic Mammals and Non-mammalian Therapsids in National Park Service Areas
  • Tweet, J.S. and V.L. Santucci. 2015. An inventory of Mesozoic mammals and non-mammalian therapsids in National Park Service areas. In Fossil Record 4. Albuquerque, New Mexico. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin. Bulletin 67, Pages 297-302.—[IRMA Portal] [NPSHistory.com]
An inventory of non-avian dinosaurs from National Park Service areas
  • Tweet, J.S. and V.L. Santucci. 2018. An Inventory of Non-Avian Dinosaurs from National Park Service Areas. In Lucas, S.G. and Sullivan, R.M., (eds.), Fossil Record 6. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 79: 703-730.—[IRMA Portal] [NPSHistory.com]
Proboscideans from US National Park Service Lands
  • Mead, J.I., J.S. Tweet, V. L. Santucci, J. Rasic, and S.E. Holte. 2020. Proboscideans from U.S. National Park Service lands. Eastern Paleontologist. 6:1-48.—[IRMA Portal]

Trace Fossil Inventory Reports

An Inventory of Cenozoic Fossil Vertebrate Tracks and Burrows in National Park Service Areas
  • Santucci, V.L., J.S. Tweet, D. Bustos, T. Nyborg, and A.P. Hunt, 2014. An inventory of Cenozoic fossil vertebrate tracks and burrows in National Park Service areas. New Mexico Museum of Natural History Bulletin 62: 469-488.—[IRMA Portal] [NPSHistory.com]
Vertebrate Coprolites and Other Bromalites in National Park Service Areas
  • Hunt, A.P., V.L. Santucci, J.S. Tweet, and S.G. Lucas, 2012. Vertebrate coprolites and other bromalites in National Park Service areas. Pages 343-354 in Hunt, Adrian P., Jesper Milàn, Spencer G. Lucas, and Justin A. Spielmann. Vertebrate Coprolites. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque, NM. Bulletin 57.—[IRMA Portal]
An Inventory of Packrat (Neotoma spp.) Middens in National Park Service Areas
  • Tweet, J.S., V.L. Santucci, and A. P. Hunt. 2012. An inventory of packrat (Neotoma spp.) middens in National Park Service areas. Pages 355-368 in Hunt, Adrian P., Jesper Milàn, Spencer G. Lucas, and Justin A. Spielmann. Vertebrate Coprolites. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque, NM. Bulletin 57.—[IRMA Portal]

Special Paleontological Context Inventory Reports

A Preliminary Inventory of National Park Service Paleontological Resources in Cultural Resource Contexts, Part 1: General Overview
  • Kenworthy JP and Santucci VL. 2006. A preliminary inventory of National Park Service paleontological resources in a cultural context, Part 1: General Overview. Pages 70-76. In Lucas SG and Others: America'a Antiquities: 100 Years of Managing Fossils on Federal Lands. NMMNH&S Bulletin 34. Albuquerque, New Mexico. May 22-23, 2006. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Seventh Fossil Resource Conference—[IRMA Portal]
An Inventory of Paleontological Resources Associated with National Park Service Caves
  • Santucci, V.L., J.P. Kenworthy, and R. Kerbo, 2001. An inventory of paleontological resources associated with National Park Service caves. National Park Service Geologic Resources Division Technical Report NPS/NRGRD/GRDTR-01/02, 50 pp., TIC # D-2231.—[IRMA Portal] [NPSHistory.com]
Fossils from National Park Service Coasts and Shorelines (in progress)

Other Thematic Paleontological Resource Inventory Reports

Name-bearing fossil type specimens and taxa Named from National Park Service Areas
  • Tweet, J.S., V.L. Santucci, and H.G. McDonald. 2016. Name-Bearing Fossil Type Specimens and Species Named from National Park Service Areas.in Sullivan, R.M. and Lucas, S.G., eds., 2016, Fossil Record 5. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 74, p. 277-288.—[IRMA Portal]
 

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