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Publications

Dr. C. N. Jass

Jass, C. N., and T. E. Allan. 2016. Camel fossils from gravel pits near Edmonton and Vauxhall, and a review of the Quaternary camelid record of Alberta. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 53:485—493.

Heintzman, P. D., D. G. Froese, J. W. Ives, A. E. R. Soares, G. D. Zazula, B. Letts, T. D. Andrews, J. C. Driver, E. Hall, P. G. Hare, C. N. Jass, G. MacKay, J. R. Southon, M. Stiller, R. Woywitka, M. A. Suchard, and B. Shapiro. 2016. Bison phylogeography constrains dispersal and viability of the Ice Free Corridor in western Canada. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Metcalfe, J. Z., F. J. Longstaffe, C. N. Jass, G. Zazula, and G. Keddie. 2016. Taxonomy, location of origin, and health status of proboscideans from Western Canada investigated using stable isotope analysis. Journal of Quaternary Science 31:126—142.

Palkopoulou, E., M. Baca, N. I. Abramson, M. Sablin, P. Socha, A. Nadachowski, S. Prost, M. Germonpre, P. Kosintsev, N. G. Smirnov, S. Vartanyan, D. Ponomarev, J. Nyström, P. Nikolskiy, C. N. Jass, Y. N. Litvinov, D. C. Kalthoff, S. Grigoriev, T. Fadeeva, A. Douka, T. F. G. Higham, E. Ersmark, J. R. Stewart, P. Węgleński, A. Stankovic, and L. Dalen. 2016. Synchronous genetic turnovers across Western Eurasia in Late Pleistocene collared lemmings. Global Change Biology 22:1710—1721.

Jass, C. N., M. F. Poteet, and C. J. Bell. 2015. Response of pocket gophers (Geomys) to late Quaternary environmental change on the Edwards Plateau of central Texas. Historical Biology 27:192—213.

Jass, C. N., and A. B. Beaudoin. 2014. Radiocarbon dates of Late Quaternary megafauna and botanical remains from central Alberta, Canada. Radiocarbon 56:1215—1222.

Jass, C. N., T. P. Cobb, and C. J. Bell. 2014. Regional, depositional, and chronologic comparisons of Pleistocene turtle species richness in North America. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 13:16—26.

Weimann, B., M. A. Edwards, and C. N. Jass. 2014. Identification of the baculum in American pika (Ochotona princeps: Lagomorpha) from southwestern Alberta, Canada. Journal of Mammalogy 95:284—289.

Jass, C. N., and J. D. Gardner. 2013. Herpetofaunas from the "overburden" (Quaternary) of western Canada. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 103:583—595.

Jass, C. N., D. (T.) Schowalter, L. Bohach, and E. Frampton. 2012 (2011). Additional records of late Pleistocene sciurids from the Hand Hills, Alberta. Current Research in the Pleistocene 28:166—168.

Jass, C. N. (2011) Caves, arvicoline rodents, and chronologic resolution. Palaeontologia Electronica 14, Issue 3; 40A: 21p; palaeo-electronica.org/2011_3/9_jass/index.html

Bell, C. J. and C. N. Jass (2011) Polyphyly, paraphyly, provinciality, and the promise of intercontinental correlation: Charles Repenning's contributions to the study of arvicoline rodent evolution and biochronology. Palaeontologia Electronica 14, Issue 3; 18A:15p; palaeo-electronica.org/2011_3/28_bell/index.htm

Jass, C. N., and C. J. Bell (2011) Arvicoline rodent fauna from the Room 2 excavation in Cathedral Cave, White Pine County, Nevada, and its biochronologic significance. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31:684-699.

Jass, C. N., J. A. Burns, and P. J. Milot (2011) Description of fossil muskoxen and relative abundance of Pleistocene megafauna in central Alberta. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 48:793-800.

Jass, C. N., and C. J. Bell (2010) Desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) from Pleistocene sediments in Cathedral Cave, White Pine County, Nevada. Southwestern Naturalist 55:558-563.

Jass, C. N., and C. O. George (2010) An assessment of the contribution of fossil cave deposits to the Quaternary paleontological record. Quaternary International 217:105-116.

Jass, C., and G. Horne (2010) Paleontological Resources. Disaster Point Caves-Jasper National Park. The Canadian Caver 72:37-40.

Jass, C. N. (2009) Pleistocene lagomorphs from Cathedral Cave, Nevada. PaleoBios 29:1-12.

Jass, C. N., and J. I. Mead (2009) Gastropods and their paleoenvironmental implications. In: Hell Gap: A stratified Paleoindian campsite at the edge of the Rockies, edited by M. L. Larson, M. Kornfeld, and G. C. Frison, pp. 99-102. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.

Osborne, M., and C. N. Jass (2008) The relationship of mineralogical data to paleontological questions: a case study from Cathedral Cave, Nevada. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 70:156-162.

Bever, G. S., T. E. Macrini, and C. N. Jass (2008) A natural endocranial cast of a fossil proboscidean with comments on the evolution of elephant neuroanatomy and the scientific value of 'no data' specimens. In: Unlocking the unknown: Papers honoring Dr. Richard J. Zakrzewski, edited by G. H. Farley and J. R. Choate, pp. 11-22. Fort Hays Studies, Special Issue 2, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas.

Jass, C. N., and J. I. Mead (2004) Capricornis crispus. Mammalian Species 750:1-10.

Jass, C. N. (2004) Mid- to late Holocene mammals from Bighorn Cave, Arizona. The Southwestern Naturalist 49:75-82.

Bell, C. J., and C. N. Jass (2004) Arvicoline rodents from Kokoweef Cave, Ivanpah Mountains, San Bernardino County, California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 103:1-11.

Jass, C. N. 2004 (2003) New late-Pleistocene mollusk records from the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD. Current Research in the Pleistocene 20:97-99.

Jass, C. N. (2003) Preliminary taphonomic analyses of the mammalian microfauna. In: Bighorn Cave: Test excavation of a stratified dry shelter, Mohave County, Arizona, edited by P. R. Geib and D. R. Keller, pp. 179-190. Bilby Research Center Occasional Papers No. 1, Bilby Research Center, Flagstaff, AZ.

Jass, C. N., J. I. Mead, A. D. Morrison, and L. D. Agenbroad (2002) Late Pleistocene mollusks from the southern Black Hills, South Dakota. Western North American Naturalist 62:129-140.

Jass, C. N., J. I. Mead, and L. E. Logan (2000) Harrington's extinct mountain goat (Oreamnos harringtoni Stock 1936) from Muskox Cave, New Mexico. Texas Journal of Science 52(2):121-132.

Christina I. Barron-Ortiz

Pérez-Crespo, V. A., Barrón-Ortiz, C. R., Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Morales-Puente, P., Cienfuegos-Alvarado, E., Otero, F. J. 2016. Preliminary data on the diet and habitat preferences of Capromeryx mexicana (Mammalia: Antilocapridae) from the late Pleistocene of Cedral, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. The Southwestern Naturalist. 61(2):152-155.

Rankin, B. D., Fox, J. W., Barrón-Ortiz, C. I., Chew, A. E., Holroyd, P. A., Ludtke, J. A., Yang, X., Theodor J. M. In review, April 2015. The extended Price equation quantifies species selection on mammalian body size across the Palaeocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Bravo-Cuevas, V. M., Priego Vargas, J., Jiménez-Hidalgo, E., Barrón-Ortiz, C. I., Theodor, J. M., Castillo Cerón, J. M. In review, March 2015. Feeding ecology of Astrohippus stockii from the Hemphillian of central Mexico: Stable carbon isotopes and dental wear patterns. Geobios.

Barrón-Ortiz, C. I., Theodor J. M., Arroyo-Cabrales J. 2014. Dietary resource partitioning in the late Pleistocene horses from Cedral, north-central Mexico: evidence from the study of dental wear. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas 31(2):260—269.

Barrón-Ortiz, C. I., Theodor, J. M. 2011. A geometric morphometric study of North American late Pleistocene equid upper premolars and its potential significance for equid systematics. Current Research in the Pleistocene 28:147—149.

Barrón-Ortiz, C. I., Guzmán-Gutiérrez, J. R. 2009. Hábitos alimenticios de los caballos Dinohippus mexicanus y Neohipparion eurystyle del Hemphiliano Tardío de Tecolotlan, Jalisco, México. Investigación y Ciencia 45(3):24—29.

Barrón-Ortiz, C. I., de la Riva-Hernández, G., Barrón-Corvera, R. 2008. Morphometric analysis of equid cheek teeth using a digital image processor: a case study of the Pleistocene Cedazo local fauna equids, Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas 25(2):334—345.

Dr. J. A. Burns

Burns, J. A. (2006) Review of Annotated Bibliography of Quaternary Vertebrates of Northern North America, with radiocarbon dates, C.R. Harington (ed.). 2003. University of Toronto Press and Canadian Museum of Nature, Toronto and Ottawa. 539 pp. Quaternary Research 65(2):348-349.

Burns, J. A. (2004) Late Pleistocene lemmings (Lemmus trimucronatus and Dicrostonyx groenlandicus; Muridae: Rodentia) from Alberta, Canada. Journal of Mammalogy 85(3):379-383.

Burns, J. A. (1996) Vertebrate Palaeontology and the alleged ice-free corridor: the meat of the matter. Quaternary International 32:107-112.

Burns, J. A. (1996) Review of Pleistocene zoogeography of prairie dogs (genus Cynomys) in western Canada with notes on their burrow architecture. In: Palaeoecology and Palaeoenvironments of Late Cenozoic Mammals, edited by K. M. Stewart and K. L. Seymour, pp. 34-53. University of Toronto Press and Royal Ontario Museum.

Burns, J. A. (1991) Mid-Wisconsinan vertebrates and their environment from January Cave, Alberta, Canada. Quaternary Research 35(1):130-143.

Burns, J. A. (1986) A 9000-year old wapiti (Cervus elaphus) skeleton from northern Alberta, and its implications for the early Holocene environment. Géographie physique et Quaternaire 40(1):105-108.

Burns, J. A., C. G. Baker, and D. Mol (2003) Extraordinary woolly mammoth molar from Alberta, Canada. Deinsea 9:77-85.

Burns, J. A., D. L. Flath, and T. W. Clark (1989) On the structure and function of white-tailed prairie dog burrows. Great Basin Naturalist 49:517-524.

Burns, J. A., and W. B. McGillivray (1989) A new prairie dog, Cynomys churcherii, from the Late Pleistocene of southern Alberta. Canadian Journal of Zoology 67:2633-2639.

Burns, J. A., and R. R. Young (1994) Pleistocene mammals of central Alberta, Pt. I: the carnivores. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 31(2):393-400.

Matheus, P., J. Burns, J. Weinstock, and M. Hofreiter (2004) Pleistocene Brown Bears in the Mid-Continent of North America. Science 306:1150

Rains, R. B., J. A. Burns, R. R. Young (1994) Postglacial alluvial terraces and an incorporated bison skeleton, Ghostpine Creek, southern Alberta. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 31:1501-1509.

Shapiro, B., A. J. Drummond, A. Rambaut, M. C. Wilson, P. E. Matheus, A. V. Sher, O. G. Pybus, M. T. P. Gilbert, I. Barnes, J. Binladen, E. Willerslev, A. J. Hansen, G. F. Baryshnikov, J. A. Burns, S. Davydov, J. C. Driver, D. G. Froese, C. R. Harington, G. Keddie, P. Kosintsev, M. L. Kunz, L. D. Martin, R. O. Stephenson, J. Storer, R. Tedford, S. Zimov, and A. Cooper (2004) Rise and fall of the Beringian steppe bison. Science 306(Issue 5701):1561-1565

Weinstock, J., E. Willerslev, A. Sher, W. Tong, S. Y. W. Ho, D. Rubenstein, J. Storer, J. Burns, L. Martin, C. Bravi, A. Prieto, D. Froese, E. Scott, L. Xulong, and A. Cooper (2005) Evolution, systematics, and phylogeny of Pleistocene horses in the New World: a molecular perspective. PloS Biology 3(8): 7 pp. (August 2005)

Young, R. R., J. A. Burns, R. B. Rains, and D. B. Schowalter (1999) Late Pleistocene glacial geomorphology and environment of the Hand Hills region and southern Alberta, related to Middle Wisconsin fossil prairie dog sites. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 36:1567-1581.

Young, R. R., J. A. Burns, D. G. Smith, L. D. Arnold, and R. B. Rains (1994) A single, late Wisconsin, Laurentide glaciation, Edmonton area, and southwestern Alberta. Geology 22:683-686.