Gray Fossil Site


Links

Links, from the Geological Society of America, Southeast Section meeting, Knoxville, Tennessee, March 24, 2006, session on the paleontology, paleoecology, and paleoenvironments of the Gray Fossil Site, Gray, Tennessee:

ON THE IDENTIFICATION OF FOSSIL SALAMANDERS AND SNAKES: A CASE STUDY FROM THE MIO-PLIOCENE GRAY FOSSIL SITE OF TENNESSEE SCHUBERT, Blaine W http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2006SE/finalprogram/abstract_102213.htm

EVIDENCE OF A FOREST REFUGIUM AT A NEOGENE FOSSIL SITE, GRAY, TN DESANTIS, Larisa R. Grawe http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2006SE/finalprogram/abstract_102006.htm

STRATIGRAPHY AND PALYNOLOGY OF THE MIO-PLIOCENE GRAY FOSSIL SITE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, EAST TENNESSEE WHITELAW, Michael J. http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2006SE/finalprogram/abstract_102008.htm

A PALEOECOLOGY COMPARISON STUDY OF ANURANS FROM THE GRAY FOSSIL SITE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN, AND THE PIPE CREEK SINKHOLE, GRANT COUNTY, IN SHEETS, Hope A., http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2006SE/finalprogram/abstract_102387.htm

A NEW POPULATION OF TELEOCERAS (MAMMALIA: RHINOCEROTIDAE) FROM THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS (GRAY, TENNESSEE) WALLACE, Steven C. http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2006SE/finalprogram/abstract_102341.htm

PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS AND MORPHOLOGY OF TAPIRUS POLKENSIS (OLSEN) FROM THE LATE NEOGENE OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES HULBERT, Richard C. Jr http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2006SE/finalprogram/abstract_101862.htm

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Gray Fossil Site Museum, opened Aug 31, 2007; Splash page http://www.grayfossilmuseum.com/

Aaron Shunk's poster, 2003 Geological Society of America meeting, Seattle. Proposes gray clay / black clay boundary represents climate change from dry to humid. Abstract. http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2003AM/finalprogram/abstract_61898.htm

Chris Whisner's poster, 2001 Southeast Section GSA meeting, Raleigh. Proposes site may have been localized by E-W strike-slip faulting. Abstract. http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2001SE/finalprogram/abstract_4779.htm

"Official" version of this site, placed on the Tennessee State server February 26, 2001. Originally a "mirror" of this one, but with official State links, it was radically restructured in April, 2006, and many of the pictures made smaller. The one here at Graysite1.net now has much more information. http://www.tn.gov/environment/geology/gray.shtml

Local Knoxville paper, ran series of articles, June and July, 2000. Use search button on left, for "fossil" or "Gray Site." Articles kept online for 30 days. http://www.knoxnews.com/

http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/, search for "fossil" to get recent articles.

2013 status from Johnson City Press; good photo gallery.
http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/article/113529/red-panda-beaver-horse-camel-specimens-all-part-of-fossil-site-dig-season

Photos, early activities, newsletter: http://s261953682.onlinehome.us/graysitefriends/index.html

Information and conservation status of living tapirs. http://www.tapirs.org/

Modern tapirs, information on all aspects of these animals, and their endangered status worldwide. http://www.tapirback.com/tapirgal/

Tapir morphology and evolution. http://digimorph.org/resources/tapirs.phtml

Stable isotope geochemistry and Teleoceras habitat. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/11/001120073119.htm

University of Michigan's Animal Diversity Website:
Tapirs; details of skull for the Brazilian Tapir includes rotating view; link "technical characters" shows enlargement.
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/chordata/mammalia/perissodactyla/tapiridae.html
Rhinos;
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/chordata/mammalia/perissodactyla/rhinocerotidae.html
Mustelids; (weasels, otters, skunks, badgers,...)
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/chordata/mammalia/carnivora/mustelidae.html

Thomas Farm, Florida: The most significant vertebrate site in eastern North America, probable sinkhole. Early Miocene horses, reptiles, bats, many others. Discovered 1931. http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fossilhall/FLPaleo/ThomasFarm/ThomasFarm.htm

Possible analogous feature, the Mammoth Site, near Hot Springs, South Dakota: http://www.mammothsite.com/. Geological explanation: http://www.mammothsite.com/geology/

Fossil preparation and conservation. http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/vertpaleo/resources/prep.htm


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