Geology and Geological Engineering

Dr. Darrin Pagnac
Vertebrate Paleontology
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  1. Feranec, Robert S., and Darrin Pagnac. 2013. Stable carbon isotope evidence for the abundance of C4 plants in the middle Miocene of southern California. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology,Palaeoecology. 388:42-47.
  2. Pagnac, D.C. 2012. Additions to the vertebrate faunal assemblage of the Middle Miocene Fort Randall Formation in the vicinity of South Bijou Hill, South Dakota, U.S.A. The Mountain Geologist. 49(1):19-34.
  3. Famoso, N., Pagnac, D. 2011. A Comparison of the Fossil Equid Assemblages from the Mission Pit, SD, and Ashfall Fossil Beds, NE. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Science. 32:98-107.
  4. Pagnac, D.C., and Reynolds, R.R. 2010. A Juvenile Specimen of Archaeohippus mourningi (Perissodactyla: Equidae) from the Cajon Valley Formation (Middle Miocene) of California. 2010 Mojave Desert Symposium Guidebook. Pp.241-247.
  5. Martin, J.E., and Pagnac, D.C. 2009. A Vertebrate Assemblage from the Miocene Rattlesnake Ridge Member of the Ellensburg Formation, Central Washington. In Albright III, L.B. (ed.). Papers on Geology, Vertebrate Paleontology and Biostratigraphy in Honor of Michael O. Woodburne. Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin. 65(197-216.
  6. Pagnac, D.C. 2009. Revised Large Mammal Biostratigraphy and Biochronology of the Barstow Formation (Middle Miocene), California. Paleobios. 29(2):48-59.
  7. Pagnac, D. C. 2006. Scaphohippus, A New Genus of Horse (Mammalia: Equidae) from the Barstow Formation of California. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 13:37-61.
  8. Pagnac, D. C. 2005. New camels (Mammalia: Artiodactyla) from the Barstow Formation (middle Miocene), San Bernardino County, California. PaleoBios 25:19-31.

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