Abstracts

Abstracts are in reverse chronological order. Within the same year, they are sorted by the last name of the first author, then by number of authors, then by last name of the second author.

Abstract Catena, A., M. Sameh & D.A. Croft. 2017. Comparing community structure and habitat of two middle Miocene Neotropical fossil localities using Ecological Diversity Analysis (EDA). Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, Abstracts with Programs 49(6) doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-300629.
Abstract Croft, D.A. 2017. Patterns of limb elongation in endemic South American ungulates (Notoungulata and Litopterna) as measured by metatarsal/femur ratio. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2017:100.
Abstract Engelman, R.K., J.J. Flynn, A.R. Wyss, and D.A. Croft. 2017. A new, early relative of saber-toothed sparassodonts (Metatheria: Sparassodonta: Thylacosmilidae) from the early Oligocene Cachapoal Fauna, Andean Main Range, Central Chile. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2017:108-109.
Abstract Arnal, M., M.G. Vucetich, D.A. Croft, M.S. Bargo, J.C. Fernicola & S.F. Vizcaíno. 2016. Revisión sistemática e historia evolutiva de Acarechimys Patterson in Kraglievich 1965 (Rodentia, Hystricognathi, Octodontoidea). Libro de Resúmenes, 30 Jornadas Argentinas de Paleontología de Vertebrados, p. 79.
Abstract Bostelmann, E., K. Moreno & D.A. Croft. 2016. Hegetotherium cerdasensis (Mammalia, Notoungulata, Hegetotheriidae) in the early late Miocene of northern Chile. Libro de Resúmenes, V Simposio Paleontología en Chile, Concepción, Chile: p. 149.
Abstract Brandoni, D., A.A. Carlini, F. Anaya & D.A. Croft. 2016. Nuevos Megatheriinae (Xenarthra, Tardigrada) del Mioceno medio de Bolivia, y su importancia en la comprensión de su cladogénesis y paleobiogeografía. Libro de Resúmenes, 30 Jornadas Argentinas de Paleontología de Vertebrados, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 17-20, p. 62.
Abstract Carroll, B.R., F. Anaya, & D.A. Croft. 2016. First description of an articulated manus of an hegetotheriine notoungulate, based on a specimen from the middle Miocene of Quebrada Honda, Bolivia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2016:112.
Abstract Catena, A., B.Z. Saylor & D.A. Croft. 2016. Using ichnofossils and paleosols to reconstruct the middle Miocene paleoenvironment of Quebrada Honda, Bolivia. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs 48(7) doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-282176
Abstract Catena, A., B.Z. Saylor & D.A. Croft. 2016. Using ichnofossils and paleosols to reconstruct the middle Miocene paleoenvironment of Quebrada Honda, Bolivia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2016:112-113.
Abstract Moreno, K., E. Bostelmann T., M. García, G. Montoya Sanhueza, D. Muñoz, I. Navia, J. Pérez & D.A. Croft. 2016. New investigations reveal additional mammal diversity at the early late Miocene site of Caragua, northern Chile. Libro de Resúmenes, V Simposio Paleontología en Chile, Concepción, Chile: p. 99.
Abstract Perini, F.A., T.E. Macrini, J.J. Flynn, K. Bamba, X. Ni, D.A. Croft & A.R. Wyss. 2016. Uma nova filogenia de Notoungulata (Mammalia) com a inclusão de novos caracteres endocranianos. Boletim de Resumos, X Simpósio Brasileiro de Paleontologia de Vertebrados, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: p. 134.
Abstract Bamba, K., F. Anaya & D.A. Croft. 2015. A reassessment of the middle Miocene lagostomine chinchillids (Rodentia) of Quebrada Honda, Bolivia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2015:84.
Abstract Catena, A.M., Saylor, B. & D.A. Croft. 2015. Reconstructing the middle Miocene paleoenvironment of Quebrada Honda, Bolivia, using ichnology and paleopedology. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs 47(7):717.
Abstract Catena, A.M., Hembree, D.I., Saylor, B. & D.A. Croft. 2015. Reconstructing Miocene Neotropical paleoenvironments: a case study from the paleosols and ichnofossils of Cerdas, Bolivia. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs 47(7):595.
 Abstract Croft, D.A., F. Anaya, D. Brandoni, A.A. Carlini, A. Catena, M.R. Ciancio & R.K. Engelman. 2015. New data from Cerdas, Bolivia, a low latitude site that chronicles the end of the Middle Miocene Climatic Optimum (MMCO). V Congreso Latinoamericano de Paleontología de Vertebrados 2015:63.
 Abstract Croft, D.A., F. Anaya, D. Brandoni, A.A. Carlini, A. Catena, M.R. Ciancio & R.K. Engelman. 2015. New mammal faunal data from Cerdas, Bolivia, a low latitude Neotropical site that chronicles the end of the Middle Miocene Climatic Optimum (MMCO) in South America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2015:111.
Abstract Croft, D.A., T.E. Macrini, F.A. Perini, J.J. Flynn, K. Bamba, X. Ni & A.R. Wyss. 2015. New data on the notoungulate (Mammalia) endocranial cavity and a phylogenetic analysis based on craniodental and postcranial characters. V Congreso Latinoamericano de Paleontología de Vertebrados 2015:34.
 Abstract Engelman, R.K., F. Anaya & D.A. Croft. 2015. Palaeothentid marsupials from the middle Miocene of Quebrada Honda, Bolivia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2015:121.
Abstract Fariña, R.A., S. Ros, D.A. Croft & S. Vallejo. 2015. Mastozoofaunas evolutivas del Cenozoico sudamericano. V Congreso Latinoamericano de Paleontología de Vertebrados 2015:66.
Abstract Gaudin, T.J. & D.A. Croft. 2015. Paleogene Xenarthra and the evolution of South American mammals. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2015:130-131
 Abstract Macrini, T.E., F.A Perini, J.J. Flynn, K. Bamba, X. Ni, D.A. Croft & A.R. Wyss 2015. New data bearing on the evolution of the endocranial cavity of Notoungulata (Mammalia), and a phylogenetic analysis based on craniodental characters. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2015:171.
Abstract McGrath, A.J., F. Anaya & D.A. Croft. 2015. New South American native ungulates (Litopterna: Macraucheniidae) from the middle Miocene (Serravallian; Laventan SALMA) of Quebrada Honda, Bolivia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2015:178.
Abstract Croft, D.A., J.J. Flynn, F. Anaya & A.R. Wyss. 2014. Chinchillids from northern Chile and southern Bolivia. Resúmenes, IV Simposio Paleontología en Chile, Valdivia, Chile: p. 52.
Abstract Catena, A. & D.A. Croft. 2014. Reconstructing the middle Miocene paleoenvironment of Quebrada Honda, Bolivia, using ichnology and paleopedology. Abstracts, 4th International Paleontological Conference, Mendoza, Argentina: p. 234.
Abstract Croft, D.A. & P. Guder. 2014. Analysis of intramembral proportions in endemic South American ungulates and comparisons to modern taxa. Abstracts, 4th International Paleontological Conference, Mendoza, Argentina: p. 190.
Abstract Croft, D.A., F. Anaya, A. Catena, M. Ciancio & R. Engelman. 2013. New species, local faunas, and paleoenvironmental data for the middle Miocene Quebrada Honda Fauna, Bolivia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2013:109.
Abstract Drew, N, D.A. Croft & F. Anaya. 2013. Description of a new Miocene hegetotheriid notoungulate from Cerdas, Bolivia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2013:117.
Abstract Kelloway, T.L., D.A. Croft, A. Prybyla, G. Semprebon & K.E. Townsend. 2013. Diets of late early Miocene litopterns from Santa Cruz, Argentina, based in mesowear and microwear. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2013:152.
Abstract Luna, D.A., J.J. Flynn, D.A. Croft & A.R. Wyss. 2013. Taxonomy, biogeography, and phylogeny of Miocene endemic South American ungulates (Mammalia) from the Laguna del Laja region, Andean Main Range, central Chile. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2013:166.
Abstract Perez, N.M., D.A. Croft, Kelloway, T.L., A. Prybyla & K.E. Townsend. 2013. Using mesowear and microwear to infer the diet Astrapotherium from the late early Miocene of Santa Cruz, Argentina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2013:190.
Abstract Townsend, K.E. & D.A. Croft. 2013. An expanded analysis of dental microwear in caviomorph rodents. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2013:226.
Abstract West, A., J.J. Flynn, D.A. Croft & A.R. Wyss. 2013. A quantitative model for morphological evolution in the Interatheriidae (Typotheria, Notoungulata, Mammalia) as a response to climatic and tectonic changes. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2013:236.
Abstract Bamba, K. & D.A. Croft. 2012. Variation within modern chinchillid populations and implications for taxonomy of fossil populations. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2012:59.
Abstract D.A. Croft. 2012. A synthesis of Cenozoic Neotropical mammal evolution in South America: Biogeography and influences from higher latitudes. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2012:82.
Abstract Bertrand, O., J. Flynn, D. Croft & A. Wyss. 2011. Higher-level phylogeny of early Caviomorpha (Rodentia: Hystricognathi), paleogeography and evolution of hypsodonty. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2011:70.
Abstract Croft, D.A. & F. Anaya. 2011. Early to middle Miocene mammal communities in the middle latitudes of South America. Ameghiniana 48(4 Suppl.):R125.
Abstract Higgins, P., D.A. Croft, E. Bostelmann, A. Rinderknecht & M. Ubilla. 2011. Paleodiet and paleoenvironment of fossil giant rodents from Uruguay. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2011:125.
Abstract Luna, D.A., J.J. Flynn, D.A. Croft & A.R. Wyss. 2011 Endemic South American ungulate (Mammalia) fossils from the Laguna del Laja region, Andean Main Range, central Chile. Ameghiniana 48(4 Suppl.):R126-127.
Abstract Smith, J.J-S., C.N. Garzione, D.J. Auerbach, B. MacFadden & D.A. Croft. 2011. Middle to late Miocene plant respiration rates from the southern Altiplano indicate increasing aridity during surface uplift. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs: T13F-2448.
Abstract Townsend, B. & D.A. Croft. 2011. Caviomorph microwear revisited using HDR imaging. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2011:205.
Abstract Anaya Daza, F., B. Shockey & D.A. Croft. 2010. Sparassodonts of Salla: species richness and new taxa of carnivorous marsupials from the late Oligocene of Bolivia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2010:53A.
Abstract Bertrand, O., J. Flynn, D.A. Croft & A. Wyss. 2010. Description of the oldest caviomorphs and a phylogeny of the group’s initial radiation. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2010:59-60A.
Abstract Chick, J., D.A. Croft, H. Dodson, J. Flynn & A. Wyss. 2010. The early Miocene rodent fauna of Pampa Castillo, Chile. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2010:71A.
Abstract Croft, D.A., T. Dolgushina & G. Wesley-Hunt. 2010. Morphological diversity in extinct South American sparassodonts (Mammalia: Metatheria). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2010:76A.
Abstract Croft, D.A., K. Bamba, J.J. Flynn, A. Jeong & A.R. Wyss. 2010. Oligocene mammals from the Andes of central Chile. Resúmenes, X Congreso Argentino de Paleontología y Bioestratigrafía y VII Congreso Latinoamericano de Paleontología: p. 82.
Abstract Higgins, P., D.A. Croft & S. Simpson. 2010. Microwear, hypsodonty, and isotopes: mineralization and growth rates of hypselodont cheek teeth of notoungulates. 9th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Punta del Este, Uruguay.
Abstract Sameh, M. & D.A. Croft. 2010. Ecological structure and habitat of two middle Miocene South American mammal paleocommunities. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2010:156A
Abstract Croft, D.A. 2009. South American mammal diversities and distributions during the Miocene. Abstracts, X International Mammalogical Conference, Mendoza, Argentina: p. 310-11.
Abstract Croft, D.A. & K. Niemi. 2009. Does incisor morphology correlate with diet in caviomorph rodents. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2009:82A.
Abstract Flynn, J.J., R. Charrier, D.A. Croft & A.R. Wyss. 2009. Cenozoic Andean faunas: shedding new light on South American mammal evolution, biogeography, environments, and tectonics. Abstracts, X International Mammalogical Conference, Mendoza, Argentina: p. 104.
Abstract Higgins, P., D.A. Croft & S. Simpson. 2009. Mineralization and growth rate of hypselodont cheek teeth: insights into the paleobiology of notoungulates. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2009:114A
Abstract Shockey, B., J.J. Flynn, D.A. Croft, A.R. Wyss & A. Neinast. 2009. Phylogenetic analysis of relationships among traditional families of Notoungulata using postcranial characters. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book 2009:181A.
Abstract Chick, J., D.A. Croft & F. Anaya. 2008. Middle Miocene rodents from Quebrada Honda, Bolivia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28(3, Suppl.):63A.
Abstract Croft, D.A. & F. Anaya. 2008. A new early/middle Miocene fauna from southern Bolivia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28(3, Suppl.):67A.
Abstract Croft, D.A. & F. Anaya. 2008. A new early/middle Miocene fauna from southern Bolivia. III Congreso Latinoamericano de Paleontología de Vertebrados, Neuquén, Argentina, Libro de Resúmenes:69.
Abstract Garzione, C., D. Auerbach, J. Bershaw, D.A. Croft, P. Higgins, T. Jordan, B. MacFadden, J. Rosario-Díaz & J. Smith. 2008. Long-term records of latitudinal climate gradients in the central Andes from stable isotopes in fossil and sedimentary carbonates. 4th Alexander von Humboldt International Conference, The Andes: Challenge for Geosciences, EGU Topical Conference Series, Santiago, Chile.
Abstract Croft, D.A. & D. Weinstein. 2007. Using mesowear to test whether hypsodont notoungulates were grazers. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(3, Suppl.):62A.
Abstract Croft, D.A. & D. Weinstein. 2007. The diets of hypsodont notoungulates from Salla, Bolivia, inferred from mesowear. Ameghiniana 44(3, Suppl.):12R.
Abstract Charrier, R., J.J. Flynn, D.A. Croft & A.R. Wyss 2007. Tectonic and paleogeographic setting for the development of grassland environments and evolution of extensive hypsodonty in herbivores in Early Oligocene times in central Chile (32º-36ºS). Geosur 2007, International Geological Congress on the Southern Hemisphere.
Abstract Croft, D.A., A.R. Wyss, M.K. Burns, J.J. Flynn & S.C. Grana. 2006. New specimens from the early Miocene Chucal Fauna, northern Chile, and a description of its xenarthrans. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26(3, Suppl.):53A.
Abstract Anderson, L.C. & D.A. Croft. 2006. Locomotor strategy and mass prediction for the notoungulate Protypotherium (early Miocene, Santa Cruz, Argentina). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26(3, Suppl.):36-7A.
Abstract Townsend, K.E. & D.A. Croft. 2006. Enamel microwear of modern caviomorph rodents and dietary interpretation for the Santacrucian rodent Neoreomys. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26(3, Suppl.):132A.
Abstract Wertheim, J.A., T.M. Herriott, D.A. Croft, J.J. Flynn & P.B. Gans. 2006. Unusual fossil rodent faunas from south central Chile. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26(3, Suppl.):137-8A.
Abstract Herriott, T.M., R. Charrier, D.A. Croft, J.J. Flynn, P.B. Gans, J.A. Wertheim & A.R. Wyss. 2006. Geologic mapping, sedimentology, structure, and 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of the southeast Laguna del Laja area, central Andes, Chile (37º30’S 71º15’W). Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Specialty Meeting No. 2 (Backbone of the Americas—Patagonia to Alaska, 3–7 April 2006, Mendoza, Argentina): p. 66.
Abstract Croft, D.A. & K.E. Townsend. 2005. Inferring habitat for the late early Miocene Santa Cruz Fauna (Santa Cruz Province, Argentina) using ecological diversity analysis. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(3, Suppl.):48A.
Abstract Flynn, J.J., D.A. Croft, R. Hitz & A.R. Wyss. 2005. The Tapado Fauna (?Casamayoran SALMA), Abanico Formation, Tinguiririca Valley, central Chile. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(3, Suppl.):57A.
Abstract Shockey, B., F. Anaya, D.A. Croft & R. Salas. 2005. New mammals from the Deseadan (late Oligocene) of Salla, Bolivia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(3, Suppl.):115A.
Abstract Townsend, K.E. & D.A. Croft. 2005. Low-magnification microwear analyses of South American endemic herbivores. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(3, Suppl.):123A.
Abstract Wertheim, J.A., D.A. Croft, J.J. Flynn & A.R. Wyss. 2005. New rodent faunas spanning several SALMAs from the Laguna del Laja region, Andean Main Range, central Chile. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(3, Suppl.):129A.
Abstract Wyss, A.R., J.J. Flynn, and D.A. Croft. 2005. New notohippids (Notoungulata, Eutheria) from the central Chilean Andes. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(3, Suppl.):132A.
Abstract Croft, D.A. & F. Anaya. 2004. A new hegetotheriid from the middle Miocene of Quebrada Honda, Bolivia and a phylogeny of the Hegetotheriidae (Mammalia: Notoungulata: Typotheria). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(3, Suppl.):48-49A.
Abstract Shockey, B.J., D.A. Croft & F. Anaya. 2004. Distinctive fossorial adaptations in mesotheriids (Mammalia: Notoungulata). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(3, Suppl.):112A.
Abstract Wyss A.R., R. Charrier, D.A. Croft & J.J. Flynn. 2004. Paleontological reconnaissance of the central Andean Main Range by helicopter: additional new Cenozoic mammal faunas from Chile. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(3, Suppl.):133A.
Abstract Croft, D.A., J.J. Flynn & A.R. Wyss. 2003. Diversification of mesotheriids (Mammalia: Notoungulata: Typotheria) in the middle latitudes of South America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 23(3, Suppl.):43A.
Abstract Flynn, J.J., R. Charrier, D.A. Croft, R. Hitz & A.R. Wyss. 2003. The Abanico Formation of the Chilean Andes: an exceptional Eocene-Miocene record of South American mammal evolution.  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 23(3, Suppl.):50A.
Abstract Wyss, A.R., R. Charrier, D.A. Croft, J.J. Flynn & J.A. Wertheim. 2003. New middle Cenozoic mammals from the Laguna del Laja region (Cura Mallín Formation, south central Chile).  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 23(3, Suppl.):113A.
Croft, D.A. 2002. Mammalian predator-prey diversity patterns: what do they tell us about “island” continents? Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22(3, Suppl.):47A.
Charrier, R., D.A. Croft, J.J. Flynn, G. Hérail & A.R. Wyss. 2000. The first Cenozoic mammal fauna from the Chilean Altiplano. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20(3, Suppl.):35A.
Croft, D.A. 1999. South American herbivore communities and the Eocene-Oligocene transition. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19(3, Suppl.):40A.
Croft, D.A. 1999. Body size distributions of Middle Cenozoic South American mammal faunas. Programa y Resúmenes, Primero Congreso Internacional de Evolución Neotropical del Cenozóico, La Paz, Bolivia, p. 19.
Flynn, J.J., R. Charrier, G. Hérail, D.A. Croft & A.R. Wyss. 1999. The first Cenozoic mammal fauna from the Chilean Altiplano. Programa y Resúmenes, Primero Congreso Internacional de Evolución Neotropical del Cenozóico, La Paz, Bolivia, p. 23.
Croft, D.A. 1998. Experiments in herbivory: evolution in the Archaeohyracidae (Mammalia, Notoungulata).  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18(3, Suppl.):36A.
Kaye, T. & D.A. Croft. 1998. Do you know where your field crew has been?  Using full-spectrum GPS to track, coordinate, and assess. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18(3, Suppl.):55A.
Croft, D.A. & N. Woodman. 1998. Micromammal subfossils from a cave in northwestern Honduras. Abstracts of Papers, 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists.
Croft, D.A. 1997. The correlation between diet and morphology: multivariate analyses of craniodental variables in glires and ungulates. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17(3, Suppl.):40A.

 

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