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Publications: Bighorn Basin, Wyoming


Some earlier publications resulting from our Bighorn Basin project (more recent references are cited elsewhere on this webpage):

Rose, K.D. 1982. Skeleton of Diacodexis, oldest known artiodactyl. Science 216:621-623.

Rose, K.D., and T.M. Bown. 1984. Gradual phyletic evolution at the generic level in early Eocene omomyid primates. Nature 309:250-252.

Rose, K.D., and A. Walker. 1985. The skeleton of early Eocene Cantius, oldest lemuriform primate. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 66:73-89.

Rose, K.D. 1987. Climbing adaptations in the early Eocene mammal Chriacus and the origin of Artiodactyla. Science 236:314-316.

Bown, T.M., and K.D. Rose. 1987. Patterns of dental evolution in early Eocene anaptomorphine primates (Omomyidae) from the Bighron Basin, Wyoming. Paleontological Society Memoir 23:1-162.

Rose, K.D. 1988. Early Eocene mammal skeletons from the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming: significance to the Messel fauna. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 107:435-450.

Rose, K.D. 1990. Postcranial skeletal remains and adaptations in early Eocene mammals from the Willwood Formation, Bighorn Basin, Wyoming; pp. 107-133 in T.M. Bown, and K.D. Rose (eds.), Dawn of the Age of Mammals in the northern part of the Rocky Mountain Interior, North America. Geological Society of America, Boulder.

Rose, K.D., and T.M. Bown. 1991. Additional fossil evidence on the differentiation of the earliest euprimates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 88:98-101.

Bown, T.M., K.D. Rose, E.L. Simons, and S.L. Wing. 1994. Distribution and stratigraphic correlation of Upper Paleocene and Lower Eocene fossil mammal and plant localities of the Fort Union, Willwood, and Tatman formations, southern Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1540:1-103.

Heinrich, R.E., and K.D. Rose. 1995. Partial skeleton of the primitive carnivoran Miacis petilus from the early Eocene of Wyoming. Journal of Mammalogy 76:148-162.

O'Leary, M.A., and K.D. Rose. 1995. Postcranial skeleton of the early Eocene mesonychid Pachyaena (Mammalia: Mesonychia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 15:401-430.

Rose, K.D., and T.M. Bown. 1996. A new plesiadapiform (Mammalia: Plesiadapiformes) from the early Eocene of the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. Annals of Carnegie Museum 65:305-321.

Rose, K.D. 1996. Skeleton of early Eocene Homogalax and the origin of Perissodactyla. Palaeovertebrata 25 (Jubilee vol. D.E. Russell):243-260.

O'Leary, M.A., 1996, Dental evolution in the early Eocene Notharctinae (Primates, Adapiformes) from the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming: documentation of gradual evolution in the oldest true primates. Ph.D. Dissertation, Johns Hopkins University, 398 pp.

Heinrich, R.E., and K.D. Rose. 1997. Postcranial morphology and locomotor behavior of two early Eocene miacoid carnivorans, Vulpavus and Didymictis. Palaeontology 40:279-305.

Rose, K.D. 1999. Postcranial skeleton of Eocene Leptictidae (Mammalia), and its implications for behavior and relationships. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19:355-372.

Rose, K.D., R.D.E. MacPhee, and J.P. Alexander. 1999. Cranium of early Eocene Cantius abditus (Primates: Adapiformes) and its phylogenetic implications, with a re-evaluation of "Hesperolemur" actius. Amer. J. Phys. Anthrop. 109: 523-539. DOWNLOAD PDF (visit Wiley AJPA page)

Rose, K.D. (2001) Compendium of Wasatchian mammal postcrania from the Willwood Formation; In: Paleocene-Eocene Stratigraphy and Biotic Change in the Bighorn and Clarks Fork Basins of Northwestern Wyoming. (P.D. Gingerich, ed.), Univ. Michigan Papers on Paleont. 33: 157-183.

Rose, K.D. (2001) Wyoming's garden of Eden. Natural History, April: 55-59.

Koenigswald, W.v., and K.D. Rose. 2005. The enamel microstructure of the early Eocene pantodont Coryphodon and the nature of the zigzag-enamel. J. Mammal. Evol. 12: 419-432. DOWNLOAD PDF (visit Springer site)
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