Document Type

Presentation

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

VIMS Department/Program

Institute History (VIMS)

Publication Date

10-9-2015

Sponsorship/Conference/Institution

VIMS 75th Anniversary Alumni Research Symposium

Location

Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA

Abstract

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).

Keywords

Presentation, VIMS 75th Anniversary, Institute History, Alumni

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