The University of Texas at Austin

Seventh International Congress on Rudists

June 5-11, 2005

Eoradiolites davidsoni (Roemer, 1849), Edwards Formation, Belton, Bell County, Texas, UT 14110

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Congress Theme
Cretaceous Rudists and Carbonate Platforms:
Environmental Feedback 

 


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The Seventh International Congress on Rudists was hosted June 5-11, 2005, in Austin, Texas, sponsored by  the John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences of the University of Texas, in cooperation with the Texas Memorial Museum and the University of Tulsa Department of Geosciences.

The Program Theme was “Cretaceous Rudists and Carbonate Platforms: Environmental Feedback”. Three specific topics as oral or posters were:

bullet  Depositional Environments of Cretaceous Carbonates
bullet  Origins, Events, and Demise of Rudist Paleocommunities
bullet  Towards Rudist Taxonomy, Biogeography, and Phylogeny

Three field trips were offered.  A pre meeting trip to study rudists in western Texas, a one day trip examining the overall geology of central Texas. A three-day post meeting field trip focused on rudists of central Texas. Participants had the opportunity to collect rudists from a wide stratigraphic interval.

The Rudist collection of the NPL collections of the Texas Natural Science Center were open for research, and special exhibits at the Museum included specimens from the Perkins collection (on loan from the Paleontological Research Institute, Ithaca, NY).

Co-chairs Robert W. Scott, Precision Stratigraphy Associates, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Ann Molineux, Texas Memorial Museum, Austin, Texas

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