Thomas Kammer: Selected Publications

Ausich, W.I., and T.W. Kammer. 2016.  Exaptation of pelmatozoan oral surfaces: Constructional pathways in tegmen evolution.  JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, 90(4):689-720. DOI: 10.1017/jpa.2016.73   PDF File

Ausich, W.I., T.W. Kammer, E. C. Rhenberg, and D.F. Wright. 2015. Early phylogeny of crinoids within the Pelmatozoan clade.  PALAEONTOLOGY, 58(6):937-952. DOI: 10.1111/pala.12204  PDF File

Kammer, T.W., C. Bartels, W.I. Ausich. 2015. Presumed postlarval pentacrinoids from the  Lower Devonian Hunsruck Slate, Germany.  Lethaia,  DOI  10.1111/let.12147. PDF FILE  

Rhenberg, E.C., W.I. Ausich, and T.W. Kammer. 2015. Generic concepts in the Actinocrinitidae Austin and Austin, 1842 (Class Crinoidea) and evaluation of generic assignments of species.  JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, 89:1-19.  DOI: 10.1017/jpa.2014.2   PDF File

Ausich, W.I., Rozhnov, S.V., and T.W. Kammer. 2015. Iocrinid crinoids from the Baltic region (Ordovician; Estonia). PALEONTOLOGICAL JOURNAL, 49(2):145-152 (Moscow, Russia).  DOI: 10.1134/S0031030115020069   PDF File

Howells, C., and T.W. Kammer.  2014.  A new crinoid from the Mississippian (Lower Carboniferous) of South Pembrokeshire, Wales. GEOLOGICAL JOURNAL, 49:207-212.   DOI: 10.1002/gj.2514.  PDF File

Kammer, T.W., C.D. Sumrall, S. Zamora, W.I. Ausich, B. Deline. 2013. Oral region homologies in Paleozoic crinoids and other plesiomorphic pentaradial echinoderms.  PLoS ONE 8(11): e77989. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077989  (16 pages, 6 figures, 3 tables)    

 http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0077989

Ausich, W.I., and T.W. Kammer. 2013. Mississippian crinoid biodiversity, biogeography, and macroevolution. PALAEONTOLOGY, 56:727-740.  PDF FILE

Rhenberg, E.C. and T.W. Kammer. 2013. Camerate crinoids from the Nunn Member (Tournaisian, Osagean) of the Lower Mississippian Lake Valley Formation, New Mexico.  JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY 87:312-340.  PDF FILE

Ausich, W.I., C. Bartels, and T.W. Kammer. 2013. Tube foot preservation in the Devonian crinoid Codiacrinus from the Lower Devonian Hunsruck Slate, Germany.  LETHAIA, 46:416-420.  PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W., and E.W. Roeser. 2012.  Cladid crinoids from the Late Kinderhookian Meadville Shale, Cuyahoga Formation of Ohio.  JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY 86:470-487.  PDF FILE

Sallan, L.C., T. W. Kammer, W.I. Ausich, L. A. Cook. 2011  Persistent predator-prey dynamics revealed by mass extinction.  PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(20):8335-8338.   PDF FILE    Appendix File

 Ausich, W.I., and T.W. Kammer. 2010. Generic concepts in the Batocrinidae Wachsmuth and Springer, 1881 (Class Crinoidea).  JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, 84:32-50.  PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W., and G.S. Springer. 2009  Biostratigraphy of crinoids from the Wymps Gap Member of the Greenbrier Formation (Mississippian, Chesterian) in northern West Virginia.  JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY for 2008, 82:1182-1189.  PDF FILE

Ausich, W.I., and T.W. Kammer. 2009. Generic concepts in the Platycrinitidae Austin and Austin, 1842 (Class Crinoidea).  JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, 83:694-717.  PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W. and D. L. Matchen, 2008. Evidence for eustasy at the Kinderhookian-Osagean (Mississippian) boundary in the United States: response to late Tournaisian glaciation? Resolving the Late Paleozoic Ice Age in Time and Space. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA SPECIAL PAPER 441, Ch. 18, p. 261-274. PDF FILE

 Kammer, T.W. 2008. Paedomorphosis as an adaptive response in pinnulate cladid crinoids from the Burlington Limestone (Osagean, Mississippian) of the Mississippi Valley, p. 176-195. In: W.I. Ausich and G.D. Webster, eds., Echinoderm Paleobiology. INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS. PDF FILE

Ausich, W.I., and T.W. Kammer. 2008. Generic concepts in the Amphoracrinidae Bather, 1899 (Class Crinoidea) and evaluation of generic assignments of North American species.  JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, 82:1139-1149.  PDF FILE

Ausich, W.I., and T.W. Kammer. 2008.  Evolution and extinction of a Paleozoic crinoid clade: phylogenetics, paleogeography, and environmental distribution of the periechocrinids, p. 144-171.  In: W.I. Ausich and G.D. Webster, eds., Echinoderm Paleobiology. INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS.  PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W. and W. I. Ausich. 2007. Stratigraphical and geographical distribution of Mississippian (Lower Carboniferous) Crinoidea from Scotland. EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH, 98:139-150. PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W. and W. I. Ausich. 2007. Soft-tissue preservation of the hind gut in a new genus of cladid crinoid from the Mississippian (Visean, Asbian) at St Andrews, Scotland. PALAEONTOLOGY, 50(4):951-959. PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W. and W. I. Ausich. 2007. New cladid and flexible crinoids from the Mississippian (Tournaisian, Ivorian) of England and Wales. PALAEONTOLOGY, 50(5):1039-1050. PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W. , W. I. Ausich, and A. Goldstein. 2007. Gilmocrinus kentuckyensis n. sp. from the late Osgean (Mississippian) Muldraugh Member of the Borden Formation in Kentucky: a European immigrant originally derived from North America? JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, 81:209-212. PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W. and W. I. Ausich. 2006.  The “Age of Crinoids”: a Mississippian biodiversity spike coincident with widespread carbonate ramps.  PALAIOS, 21:238-248. PDF FILE

Lebold, J.G. and T.W. Kammer. 2006.  Gradient analysis of faunal distributions associated with rapid transgression and low accommodation space in a Late Pennsylvanian marine embayment: biofacies of the Ames Member (Glenshaw Formation, Conemaugh Group) in the northern Appalachian Basin, U.S.A. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY, PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY, PALAEOECOLOGY, 231:291-314. PDF FILE

Matchen, D.L., and T.W. Kammer. 2006. Incised valley fill interpretation for Mississippian Black Hand Sandstone, Appalachian Basin, USA: implications for glacial eustasy at Kinderhookian-Osagean (Tn2-Tn3) boundary.  SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY, 191:89-113. PDF FILE

Ausich, W.I., and T.W. Kammer. 2006. Stratigraphical and geographical distribution of Mississippian (Lower Carboniferous) Crinoidea from England and Wales. PROCEEDINGS OF THE YORKSHIRE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 56(2):91-109.  PDF FILE

Lee, K.G., W.I. Ausich, and T.W. Kammer. 2005. Crinoids from the Nada Member of the Borden Formation (Lower Mississippian) in eastern Kentucky.  JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, 79:337-355. PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W. and F.J. Gahn. 2003. Primitive cladid crinoids from the early Osagean Burlington Limestone and the phylogenetics of Mississippian species of Cyathocrinites. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, 77:121-138. PDF FILE

Gahn, F.J. and T.W. Kammer. 2002. The cladid crinoid Barycrinus from the Burlington Limestone (early Osagean) and the phylogenetics of Mississippian botryocrinids. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, 76:123-133. PDF FILE

Ausich, W.I. and T.W. Kammer. 2001. The study of crinoids during the 20th century and the challenges of the 21st century. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, 75:1161-1173. PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W. 2001. Phenotypic bradytely in the Costalocrinus-Barycrinus lineage of Paleozoic cladid crinoids. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, 75:383-389. PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W. and A.M. Lake. 2001. Salinity ranges of Late Mississippian invertebrates of the central Appalachian basin. SOUTHEASTERN GEOLOGY, 40:99-116. PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W., T.K. Baumiller, and W.I. Ausich. 1998. Evolutionary significance of differential species longevity in Osagean-Meramecian (Mississippian) crinoid clades. PALEOBIOLOGY, v. 24, p. 155-176. PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W., T.K. Baumiller, and W.I. Ausich. 1997. Species longevity as a function of niche breadth: Evidence from fossil crinoids. GEOLOGY, v. 25, p. 219-222. PDF FILE

Ausich, W.I., T.W. Kammer, and D.L. Meyer. 1997. Middle Mississippian disparid crinoids from the Midcontinental United States. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, v. 71, p. 131-148.  PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W. and W.I. Ausich. 1996. Primitive cladid crinoids from upper Osagean-lower Meramecian (Mississippian) rocks of east-central United States. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, v. 70, p. 835-866. PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W.and W.I. Ausich. 1994. Advanced cladid crinoids from the Middle Mississippian of the east-central United States: Advanced-grade calyces. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, v. 68, p. 339-351. PDF FILE

Ausich, W.I., T.W. Kammer, and T.K. Baumiller. 1994. Demise of the Middle Paleozoic crinoid fauna: A single extinction event or rapid faunal turnover? PALEOBIOLOGY, v. 20, p. 345-361. PDF FILE

Matchen, D.L. and T.W. Kammer. 1994. Sequence stratigraphy of the Lower Mississippian Price and Borden Formations in southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky. SOUTHEASTERN GEOLOGY, 34:25-41. PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W. and W.I. Ausich. 1993. Advanced cladid crinoids from the Middle Mississippian of the east-central United States: Intermediate-grade calyces. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, v. 67, p. 614-639. PDF FILE

Ausich,W.I. and T.W. Kammer. 1992. Dizygocrinus: Mississippian camerate crinoid (Echinodermata) from the midcontinental United States. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, v. 66, p. 637-658. PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W. and W.I. Ausich. 1992. Advanced cladid crinoids from the Middle Mississippian of the east-central United States: Primitive-grade calyces. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, v. 66, p. 461-480. PDF FILE

Ausich, W.I. and T.W. Kammer. 1991. Late Osagean and Meramecian Actinocrinites (Echinodermata: Crinoidea) from the Mississippian stratotype region. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, v. 65, p. 485-499. PDF FILE

Ausich, W.I. and T.W. Kammer. 1991. Systematic revisions to Aorocrinus, Dorycrinus, Macrocrinus, Paradichocrinus, Strotocrinus, and Uperocrinus: Mississippian camerate crinoids (Echinodermata) from the stratotype region. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, v. 65, p. 936-944. PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W., P.L. Brenckle, J.L. Carter, and W.I. Ausich. 1990. Redefinition of the Osagean-Meramecian boundary in the Mississippian stratotype region. PALAIOS, v. 5, p. 414-431. PDF FILE

Ausich, W.I. and T.W. Kammer. 1990. Systematics and phylogeny of the late Osagean and Meramecian crinoids Platycrinites and Eucladocrinus from the Mississippian stratotype region. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, v. 64, p. 759-778. PDF FILE

Carter, J.L. and T.W. Kammer. 1990. Late Devonian and Early Carboniferous brachiopods from the Price Formation of West Virginia and adjacent areas of Pennsylvania and Maryland. ANNALS OF CARNEGIE MUSEUM, v. 59, p. 77-103.

Bjerstedt, T.W. and T.W. Kammer. 1988. Genetic stratigraphy and depositional systems of the Upper Devonian-Lower Mississippian Price-Rockwell deltaic complex in the central Appalachians. SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY, v. 54, p. 265-301.  PDF FILE

Kite, J.S. and T.W. Kammer. 1988. Occurrence of the crinoid Rhodocrinites nortoni (Goldring) from the Lower Devonian Seboomook Formation in the Telos Lake area, north-central Maine. Maine Geological Survey, STUDIES IN MAINE GEOLOGY: Volume 1, p. 101-108.

Kammer, T.W. and W.I. Ausich. 1987. Aerosol suspension feeding and current velocities: distributional controls for late Osagean crinoids. PALEOBIOLOGY, v. 13, p. 379-395. PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W., E.C. Tissue, and M.A. Wilson. 1987. Neoisorophusella, a new edrioasteroid genus from the Upper Mississippian of the eastern United States. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, v. 61, p. 1033-1042. PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W. and T.W. Bjerstedt. 1986. Stratigraphic framework of the Price Formation (Upper Devonian-Lower Mississippian) in West Virginia. SOUTHEASTERN GEOLOGY, v. 27, p. 13-33.

Kammer, T.W., C.E. Brett, D.R. Boardman, and R.H. Mapes. 1986. Ecologic stability of the dysaerobic biofacies during the late Paleozoic. LETHAIA, v. 19, p. 109-121. PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W. 1985. Aerosol filtration theory applied to Mississippian deltaic crinoids. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, v. 59, p. 551-560. PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W. 1985. Basinal and prodeltaic communities of the Early Carboniferous Borden Formation in northern Kentucky and southern Indiana (U.S.A.). PALAEOGEOGRAPHY, PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY, PALAEOECOLOGY, v. 49, p. 79-121. PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W. and K.D. Cox. 1985. Paleoecology of a delta slope community from the Lower Mississippian Borden Formation in central Kentucky. SOUTHEASTERN GEOLOGY, v. 26, p. 39-46.

Kammer, T.W. 1984. Crinoids from the New Providence Shale Member of the Borden Formation (Mississippian) in Kentucky and Indiana. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, v. 58, p. 115-130. PDF FILE

Ausich, W.I., T.W. Kammer, and N.G. Lane. 1979. Fossil communities of the Borden (Mississippian) delta in Indiana and northern Kentucky. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, v. 53, p. 1182-1196. BEST PAPER AWARD, 1979 JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY PDF FILE

Kammer, T.W. 1979. Paleosalinity, paleotemperature, and isotopic fractionation records of Neogene foraminifera from DSDP site173 and the Centerville Beach section, California. MARINE MICROPALEONTOLOGY, v. 4, p. 45-60.  PDF FILE

Feldmann, R.M., G.A. Bishop, and T.W. Kammer. 1977. Macrurous decapods from the Bearpaw Shale (Cretaceous: Campanian) of northeastern Montana. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, v. 51, p. 1161-1180. PDF FILE

Feldmann, R.M. and T.W. Kammer. 1976. Crassatellina hollandi n.sp.(Bivalvia: Astartidae) from the Fox Hills Formation(Maastrichtian, Cretaceous) of North Dakota and SouthDakota. JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY, v. 50, p. 481-487. PDF FILE

 

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