Selected Publications

Recent Publications


Many additional publications can be found in the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument bibliography database.

Fossils of Florissant

The Fossils of Florissant
By Herbert W. Meyer

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Edited by Herbert W. Meyer and Dena M. Smith

1. History of paleontology at the Florissant fossil beds, Colorado

Steven W. Veatch and Herbert W. Meyer

2. The role of biofilms in fossil preservation, Florissant Formation, Colorado

Neal R. O'Brien, Herbert W. Meyer, and Ian C. Harding

3. Higher taxa as paleoecological and paleoclimatic indicators: A search for the modern analog of the Florissant fossil flora

Brad Boyle, Herbert W. Meyer, Brian Enquist, and Silvia Salas

4. Phytogeography of the late Eocene Florissant flora reconsidered

Estella B. Leopold, Steven Manchester, and Herbert W. Meyer

5. Magnetic stratigraphy of the Eocene-Oligocene floral transition in western North America

Donald R. Prothero

6. A comparison of plant-insect associations in the middle Eocene Green River Formation and the upper Eocene Florissant Formation and their climatic implications

Dena M. Smith

7. An outline morphometric approach to identifying fossil spiders: A preliminary examination from the Florissant Formation

April Kinchloe Roberts, Dena M. Smith, Robert P. Guralnick, Paula E. Cushing, and Jonathan Krieger

8. The Chadronian mammalian fauna of the Florissant Formation, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado

Karen J. Lloyd, Marie P. Worley-Georg, and Jaelyn J. Eberle

9. Mineralogy and geochemistry of late Eocene silicified wood from Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado

George E. Mustoe

10. Conservation of an Eocene petrified forest at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument: Investigation of strategies and techniques for stabilizing in situ fossil stumps

Jennifer L. Young, Herbert W. Meyer, and George E. Mustoe

11. Development of an integrated paleontological database and Web site of Florissant collections, taxonomy, and publications

Herbert W. Meyer, Matthew S. Wasson, and Brent J. Frakes

Denver Museum

Fossil flora and stratigraphy of the Florissant Formation, Colorado

Intro and Articles 1-2, Article 3, Articles 4-7


Kirk R. Johnson and Emmett Evanoff

1. Stratigraphic Summary and 40Ar/39Ar Geochronology of the Florissant Formation, Colorado

Emmett Evanoff, William C. McIntosh, and Paul C. Murphey

2. Florissant Leaf and Pollen Floras of Colorado Compared: Climatic Implications

Estella B. Leopold and Scott T. Clay-Poole

3. Palynology of the Uppermost Eocene Lacustrine Deposits at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado

F. H. Wingate (deceased) and D. J. Nichols

4. Update on the Megafossil Flora of Florissant, Colorado

Steven R. Manchester

5. Paleoclimatic Implications of Tree-Ring Growth Characteristics of 34.1 Ma Sequoioxylon pearsallii from Florissant, Colorado

Kathryn M. Gregory-Wodzicki

6. Fossil Dicotyledonous Woods from Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado

E. A. Wheeler

7. A Review of the Paleoelevation Estimates from the Florissant Flora, Colorado

Herbert W. Meyer

Makarkin, V.N., Archibald, B.S. 2013. A Diverse New Assemblage of Green Lacewings( Insceta, Neuroptera, Chrysopidae) from the Early Eocene Okanagan Highlands, Western North America. Journal of Paleontology, 87(1): 122-146.

Benson, M.E., Kociolek, J.P., Spaulding, S.A., Smith, D.M. 2012. Pre-Neogene Non-marine Diatom Biochronology with New Data from the Late Eocene Florissant Formation of Colorado, USA. Stratigraphy, 9(2): 131-152.

Henning, J.T., Smith, D.M., Nufio, C.R., Meyer, H.W. 2012. Depositional Setting and Fossil Insect Preservation: A Study of the Late Eocene Florissant Formation, Colorado. Palaios, 27: 481-488.

Durda, D.D. 2010. Electrical Conductivity Test Survey of Unexposed Petrified Stumps at Florissant: Proof-of-Concept for a more Complete Survey . Study Number FLFO-01002.

Manchester, S.R., O'leary, E.L. 2010. Phylogenetic Distribution and Identification of Fin-winged Fruits. The Botanical Review, 76(1): 1-82.

Lloyd, K.J., Eberle, J.J. 2008. A new talpid from the late Eocene of North America. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 53(3): 539-543.

Worley-Georg, M.P., Eberle, J.J. 2006. Additions to the Chadronian Mammalian fauna, Florissant Formation, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 26(3): 685-696.

Meyer, H.W., S.W. Veatch, and A. Cook, 2004. Field guide to the paleontology and volcanic setting of the Florissant fossil beds, Colorado. In Nelson, E.P. and E.A. Erslev, Field trips in the southern Rocky Mountains, USA. Geological Society of America Field Guide 5, p. 151-166.

Prothero, D.R., Sanches, F. 2004. Magnetic stratigraphy of the upper Eocene Florissant Formation, Teller County, Colorado. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin.

Last updated: May 1, 2018

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