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Florida Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 117800, Gainesville, FL 32611

Florida

BRAYFIELD, L., & W. BRAYFIELD. 1993.
A Guide for Identifying Florida Fossil Shells and Other Invertebrates. Third Edition. Florida Paleontological Society, Gainesville, Florida.
BROWN, R.C. 1988.
Florida's Fossils, Guide to Location, Identification, and Enjoyment. Revised Edition. Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida.
BRYAN, J.R. 2004.
Larger Foraminifera: Introduction, Biology, Ecology, Taxonomic and Stratigraphic Listings, Comments on Florida Fossil Assemblages. Florida Fossil Invertebrates. Part 6. Florida Paleontological Society, Gainesville, Florida.
BRYAN, J.R. 2005.
Larger Foraminifera: Common Taxa Late Middle Eocene to Oligocene. Florida Fossil Invertebrates. Part 7. Florida Paleontological Society, Gainesville, Florida.
BRYAN, J.R., T.M. SCOTT, & G.H. MEANS. 2008.
Roadside Geology of Florida.Mountain Press Publishing Company, Missoula, Montana.
DALL, W.H. 1890-1903.
Contributions to the Tertiary fauna of Florida, with special reference to the Miocene silex-beds of Tampa and the Pliocene beds of the Caloosahatchee River. Transactions of the Wagner Free Institute of Science of Philadelphia. Vol. 3. Parts 1-6.
GARDNER, J.A. 1926-1948.
The molluscan fauna of the Alum Bluff Group of Florida. United States Geological Survey, Professional Paper 142. Parts A-I.
HULBERT, R.C. 2001.
The Fossil Vertebrates of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
KOCSIS, F.A. 1997.
Vertebrate Fossils: A Neophyte's Guide. IBIS Graphics, Palm Harbor, Florida.
OLSSON, A.A. 1967.
Some Tertiary Mollusks from South Florida and the Caribbean. Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York.
OLSSON, A.A., & A. HARBISON. 1953.
Pliocene Mollusca of Southern Florida. (reprinted 1979). The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Monograph No. 18. Robert E. Krieger Publishing Co., Huntington, New York.
OLSSON, A.A., & R.E. PETIT. 1964.
Some Neogene Mollusca from Florida and the Carolinas. Bulletins of American Paleontology, Vol. 47, No.217.
OYEN, C.W., & R.W. PORTELL. 2002.
Oligocene and Miocene Echinoids. Florida Fossil Invertebrates. Part 2. Florida Paleontological Society, Gainesville, Florida.
PETERSON, C., & B. PETERSON. 2008.
Southern Florida's Fossil Seashells. (Self Published). Blue Note Books. Cocoa Beach, Florida
PETUCH, E.J. 1994.
Atlas of Florida Fossil Shells (Pliocene and Pleistocene Marine Gastropods). ) The Graves Museum of Archaeology and Natural History, Dania, Florida, with Chicago Spectrum Press, Evanston, Illinois.
PORTELL, R.W. 2004.
Eocene, Oligocene, and Miocene Decapod Crustaceans. Florida Fossil Invertebrates. Part 5. Florida Paleontological Society, Gainesville, Florida.
PORTELL, R.W., & J.G. AGNEW. 2004.
Pliocene and Pleistocene Decapod Crustaceans. Florida Fossil Invertebrates. Part 4. Florida Paleontological Society, Gainesville, Florida.
PORTELL, R.W., & D.T. HARPER. 2005.
Brachiopods. Florida Fossil Invertebrates. Part 8. Florida Paleontological Society, Gainesville, Florida.
PORTELL, R.W., & B.A. KITTLE. 2009.
Mollusca: Anastasia Formation (Late Pleistocene to Holocene). Florida Fossil Invertebrates. Part 10. Florida Paleontological Society, Gainesville, Florida.
PORTELL, R.W., & C.W. OYEN. 2001.
Eocene Echinoids. Florida Fossil Invertebrates. Part 1. Florida Paleontological Society, Gainesville, Florida.
PORTELL, R.W., & C.W. OYEN. 2002.
Pliocene and Pleistocene Echinoids. Florida Fossil Invertebrates. Part 3. Florida Paleontological Society, Gainesville, Florida.
PORTELL, R.W., G.L. POLITES, & G.W. SCHMELZ. 2006.
Mollusca: Shoal River Formation (Middle Miocene). Florida Fossil Invertebrates. Part 9. Florida Paleontological Society, Gainesville, Florida.
RANDAZZO, A.F., AND D.S. JONES, eds. 1997.
The Geology of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
RENZ, M. 1999.
Fossiling in Florida: A guide for diggers and divers. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
RENZ, M. 2002.
Megalodon: Hunting the hunter. PaleoPress, Lehigh Acres, Florida.
RENZ, M. 2005.
Giants in the storm. Paleo Press, Lehigh Acres, Florida.
SINIBALDI, R.W. 1998.
Fossil Diving in Florida's Waters or any other Waters Containing Prehistoric Treasures. Self Published, St. Petersburg, FL.
WEBB, S.D. 1974.
Pleistocene Mammals of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

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Field and Laboratory Techniques

APPELBAUM, B. 1991.
Guide to Environmental Protection of Collections. Sound View Press, Madison, Connecticut.
BACKMAN, K. 1992.
Conservation Concerns. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
CHILD, R.E. 1994.
Conservation of Geological Collections. Authors and Archetype Publications, Ltd., London.
CONVERSE, H.H. 1994.
Handbook of Paleo-Preparation Techniques (Revised Edition). Florida Paleontological Society, Gainesville, Florida.
CRONYN, J.M. 1990.
The Elements of Archaeological Conservation. Routledge, New York.
FLORIAN, K & N. FLORIAN. 1990.
The Conservation of Artifacts Made from Plant Material. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.
GREEN, O.R. 2001.
A manual of practical laboratory and field techniques in palaeobiology. Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht.
KUMMEL, B., & D. RAUP, eds. 1965.
Handbook of Paleontological Techniques. W.H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco.
LEIGGI, P., & P. MAY, eds. 1994.
Paleontological Techniques,Vol. 1. Cambridge University Press, New York.
MACFALL & WOLLIN. 1972.
Fossils for Amateurs. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York.
RIXON, A.E. 1976.
Fossil Animal Remains. Athlone Press, London.
SEASE, C. 1994.
A Conservation Manual for Field Archaeologists. UCLA Press, Los Angeles.

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Osteological References for Identifiying Skeletal Elements and Animals

AKERS, R.M., & DENBOW, D.M. 2008.
Anatomy and physiology of domestic animals. Blackwell Publishing, Ames, Iowa.
BALKWILL, D.M., & S.L. CUMBAA. 1992.
A Guide to the Identification of Postcranial Bones of Bos taurus and Bison bison. Syllogeus No. 71, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa.
BASS, W.M. 1987.
Human Osteology: A Laboratory and Field Manual of the Human Skeleton (Third Edition). Missouri Archaeological Society, Special Publication No. 2. Columbia, Missouri.
CANNON, D.L. 1987.
Marine Fish Osteology: A Manual for Archaeologists. Department of Anthropology Publication No. 18. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia.
GETTY, R. 1975.
Sisson and Grossman's Anatomy of the Domestic Animals (Fifth Edition). W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia.
GILBERT, B.M. 1990.
Mammalian Osteology (second printing). Missouri Archaeological Society, Columbia Missouri.
GILBERT, B.M., L.D. MARTIN, & H.G. Savage. 1981.
Avian Osteology. Missouri Archaeological Society, Columbia, Missouri.
HESSE, B., & P. WAPNISH. 1985.
Animal Bone Archaeology. Taraxacum Inc., Washington, D.C.
HILLSON, S. 1996.
Mammal bones and teeth: an introductory guide to methods of identification. London, Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
JONES, J.K., & R.W. MANNING. 1992.
Illustrated Key to Skulls of Genera of North American Land Mammals. Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock, Texas.
KENT, B.W. 1994.
Fossil Sharks of the Chesapeake Bay Region. Egan, Rees, and Boyer, Inc., Columbia, Maryland.
KOZUCH, L., & C. FITZGERALD. 1989.
A Guide to Identifying Shark Centra from Southeastern Archaeological Sites. Southeastern Archaeology, 8(2):146-157.
OLSEN, S.J. 1979.
Osteology for the Archaeologist. Papers of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Vol. 56, Nos. 1-5. Harvard University.
  • No. 1 Mammal Remains from Archaeological Sites.
  • No. 2 Fish, Amphibian, and Reptile Remains from Archaeological Sites.
  • No. 3 The American Mastodon and Wooly Mammoth.
  • No. 4 North American Birds: Skulls and Mandibles.
  • No. 5 North American Birds: Postcranial Skeletons.
VON DEN DRIESCH, A. 1976.
A Guide to the Measurement of Animal Bones from Archaeological Sites. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. No. 1, Harvard University.
SCHMID, E. 1972.
Atlas of Animal Bones for Prehistorians, Archaeologists, and Quaternary Geologists. Elsevier Publishing Co., New York.
SEARFOSS, G. 1995.
Skulls and Bones. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

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General

ABBOTT, R.T. 1974.
American Seashells: The Marine Mollusca of the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of North America. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York.
ANDREW, P. 1990.
Owls, Caves, and Fossils: Predation, Preservation, and Accumulation of Small Mammal Bones in Caves with an Analysis of the Pleistocene Cave Faunas from Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset, UK. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
BEHRENSMEYER, A.K., ET AL. 1992.
Terrestrial Ecosystems Through Time: Evolutionary Paleoecology of Terrestrial Plants and Animals. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
BENTON, M.J. 2006.
Vertebrate Palaeontology. Third Edition, Third Printing. Blackwell, Malden, Massachusetts.
BOARDMAN, R.S., A.H. CHEETHAM, & A.J. ROWELL, eds. 1987.
Fossil Invertebrates. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Palo Alto, California.
CARROLL, R.L. 1988.
Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution. W.H. Freeman and Co., New York.
CASE, G.R. 1982.
A Pictorial Guide to Fossils. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York.
COCKE, J. 2002.
Fossil Shark Teeth of the World: A collector's guide. Lamna, Torrance, California.
COOKE, C.W. 1959.
Cenozoic Echinoids of the eastern United States. Geological Survey Paper 321. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
FASTOVSKY, D.E., & D.B. WEISHAMPEL, 1996.
The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs. Cambridge University Press, New York.
HAYNES, G. 1991.
Mammoths, Mastodonts, and Elephants. Cambridge University Press, New York.
HILDEBRAND, M., & GOSLOW, G. E. 2001.
Analysis of Vertebrate Structure. Fifth Edition. J. Wiley, New York.
HOLMAN, J.A. 1995.
Pleistocene Amphibians and Reptiles in North America. Oxford University Press, New York.
HOLMAN, J.A. 2000.
Fossil Snakes of North America: Origin, Evolution, Distribution, Paleoecology. Life of the past. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.
HOLMAN, J.A. 2003.
Fossil Frogs and Toads of North America. Life of the past. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.
HOLMAN, J.A. 2006.
Fossil salamanders of North America. Life of the past. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.
KENRICK, P., & P. DAVIS. 2004.
Fossil Plants. Smithsonian Books, Washington, with The Natural History Museum, London.
KURTEN, B., & E. ANDERSON. 1980.
Pleistocene Mammals of North America. Columbia University Press, New York.
LISTER, A., & P.G. BAHN. 2007.
Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age. University of California Press, Berkeley.
LYMAN, R.L. 1994.
Vertebrate Taphonomy. Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
MACFADDEN, B.J. 1992.
Fossil Horses. Cambridge University Press, New York.
MIKKELSON, P.M., & R. BIELER. 2008.
Seashells of Southern Florida: Living Marine Mollusks of the Florida Keys and Adjacent Regions (Bivalves). Princeton University Press, Princeton.
RICH, P.V., T.H. RICH, M.A. FENTON, & C.L. FENTON. 1997.
The Fossil Book: A Record of Prehistoric Life. Dover Publications, Mineola, New York.
ROMER, A.S., & T.S. PARSONS. 1986.
The Vertebrate Body. Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia.
SAVAGE, R.J.G., & M.R. LONG. 1986.
Mammal Evolution: An Illustrated Guide. Facts on File Publications, New York.
SHIPMAN, P. 1993.
Life History of a Fossil: An Introduction to Taphonomy and Paleoecology. Second Edition. Harvard University Press, Cambridge.
TAYLOR, T.N., E.L. TAYLOR, M. KRINGS, & T.N. TAYLOR. 2009.
Paleobotany: the biology and evolution of fossil plants. Academic Press, Amsterdam.
THOMAS, M.C. 1992.
Fossil Vertebrates: Beach and Bank Collecting for Amateurs (Revised Edition). Florida Paleontological Society, Gainesville, Florida.
TURGEON, D.D., ET AL. 1998.
Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Mollusks. Second Edition. American Fisheries Society, Special Publication 26, Bethesda, Maryland.
WEISHAMPEL, D.B., P. DODSON, & H, OSMOLSKA. 2007.
The Dinosauria. Second Edition. University of California Press, Berkeley.

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Other

Florida Museum of Natural History Bulletin.
Publications dealing with Florida natural history, including paleontology.
Florida Paleontological Society.
Publications dealing primarily with Florida paleontology (i.e., The Plaster Jacket, Papers in Florida Paleontology, Florida Fossil Invertebrates, Fossil Species of Florida, and the FPS Newsletter).
Newsletter of the Paleontology Section of the N.S.S.
Contact the National Speleogical Society, 2813 Cave Ave., Huntsville, AL 35810-4431.
Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology.
Publications primarily dealing with paleontology of the southeast United States and the Caribbean.

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