Master's Theses

Unpublished MS theses based on FHSM paleontology collections

 

Ballenger, J.A.  1988.  Systematics and biostratigraphy of late Tertiary angiosperms from Ogallala sediments                                        in Ellis County, Kansas.  FHSU, Biol., 59 p.

 

Beamon, J.C.  1999.  Depositional environment and fossil biota of a thin clastic unit of the Kiowa Formation, Lower

Cretaceous (Albian), McPherson County, Kansas.  Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 97 p.

 

Beasley, B.A.  1993.  Geology and avifauna of the late Pleistocene and middle Holocene Blonquist Rockshelter.              Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 62 p.

 

Bonner, O.  1964.  An osteological study of Nyctosaurus and Trinacromerum with a description of a new species of

Nyctosaurus.  Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Biol., 63 p.

 

Codington, L.A.  1993.  Climatic implications of terrestrial arthropods from the Parachute Creek Member             (middle             Eocene), Green River Formation, Garfield County, Colorado.  Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 79 p.

 

Darnell, M.K. 2000.  Systematics of the fossil Equidae (Mammalia: Perissodactyla), Minium Quarry, Graham             County , Kansas.  Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 119 p.

 

Garcia, W.J.  1999.  Teleorhinus (Crocodylimorpha) from the Dakota Formation (Cretaecous) of Kansas, with a             discussion of its paleoecology.  Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 97 p.

 

Gerhold, G.J.  1992.  Comparative morphology and evolution of Teleoceras (Mammalia: Rhinocerotidae).

Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 58 p.

 

Gnidovec, D.M.  1978.  Taphonomy of the Powder Wash vertebrate quarry, Green River Formation (Eocene),             Uintah County, Utah.  Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 45 p.

 

Hamm, S.A.  2008.  Systematic stratigraphic, geographic, and paleoecological distribution of the late Cretaceous

shark  genus, Ptychodus within the Western Interior seaway.  Unpublished MS thesis, Univ. of Texas @ Dallas,  449 p.

Harksen, J.C.  1963.  A bibliography and catalogue of the reptiles and birds of the Kansas Cretaceous with

descriptions of new species.  Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Biol., 81 p.

 

Kolb, K.K.  1975.  Two new Pleistocene (Kansan) molluscan local faunas from Trego County, Kansas,

Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 32 p.

 

Konuki, R.  2008.  Biostratigraphy of sea turtles and possible bite marks on a Toxochelys (Testudine. Chelonioidea)             from the Niobrara Formation (late Santonian), Logan County, Kansas and paleoecological implications for             predator-prey relationships among large marine vertebrates.  Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU. Geol.., 169 p.

 

LaGarry, H.E.  1988.  Taphonomic evidence of predation and scavenging of Teleoceras (Mammalia:

Rhinocerotidae), with a description of the Camelidae from the Minium Quarry local biota of north-central             Kansas.  Unpublished MS thesis,  FHSU, Geol., 96 p.

 

Liggett, G.A.  1994.  The Beckerdite local biota, (Miocene: early Hemphillian) Clark County, Kansas.

Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 109 p.

 

McMullen, T.L.  1974.  The mammals of the Duck Creek local fauna, late Pleistocene of Kansas.

Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 29 p.

 

Mergan, D.E.  1991.  Taxonomy and taphonomy of a fossil dicotyledon [Ulmus (Ulmaceae) from the Ogallala             Group (Miocene) Graham County, Kansas.  Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Biol., 45 p.

 

Mullen, T.C.  2006.  Systematics, osteology, sexual dimorphism, age classes, and population dynamics of             Teleoceras fossiger from Jack Swayze Quarry, Clark County, Kansas and Minium Quarry, Graham County,             Kansas.  Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 276 p., 3 CDs.

 

Pomes, M.L.  1988.  Stratigraphy, paleontology, and paleobiogeography of lower vertebrates from the Cedar             Mountain formation (lower Cretaceous), Emery County, Utah.  Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 87 p.

 

Reynaud, F.N.  2006.  Hind limb and pelvis proportions of Hesperornis regalis: a comparison with extant diving             birds.  Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 45 p.

 

Roth, D.D.  2011.  An Allosaurus from the Morrison Formation (late Jurassic) of Converse County, Wyoming.

Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 63 p

 

Schmidt, D.R.  2002.  Taxonomic and taphonomic study of a sauropod from the Brushy Basin member, Morrison

Formation (Jurassic), Utah. Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 47 p.

 

Schumacher, B.A.  1993.  Biostratigraphy of Mosasauridae (Squamata, Varanoidea) from the Smoky Hill Chalk             member, Niobrara Chalk (upper Creatceous) of western Kansas.  Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol.,             68 p.

 

Shimada, K.  1994.  Paleobiology of the Late Cretaceous shark, Cretoxyrhina mantelli (Lamniformes:

Cretoxyrhinidae), from Kansas.  Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 169 p.

 

Steffen, B.W.  2002.  Ecological preferences and behavior of Paleolagus haydeni with implications for leporid

evolution.  Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 68 p.

 

Tallan, M.E.  1978.  Systematics and biostratigraphy of the early Hemphillian Bemis local fauna Ellis

County, Kansas.  Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 36 p.

 

Valerio, K. 2008  Anatomy, biostratigraphy, paleoecology, and systematics of Ectenosaurus clidastoides (Suamata,             Mosasauridae). Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 119 p.

 

Wallace, S.C. 1997.  Mammals of the Rhino Hill West local fauna, Miocene (Hemphillian), Wallace County,

Kansas.  Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 142 p.

 

Wilcots, D.N.  1992.  Aspects of functional morphology, phylogeny, and paleoecology of the North American

Miocene rhinoceros, Aphelops.  Unpublished MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 103 p.

 

Zehr, D.D.  1974.  The mammals from an early Pliocene local fauna in Ellis County, Kansas.  Unpublished

MS thesis, FHSU, Geol., 80 p.