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Below is a list of publications by Bridger Basin Project contributors and colleagues. It is not comprehensive and is not presented in alphabetical or chronological order. 

Please visit Paul Murphey's download site for a selection of publications that are currently available digitally.  

 


Looking east along the Cedar Mountain Road following an early Fall thunderstorm, Sweetwater County, Wyoming

Murphey P.C., Townsend, K.E., Friscia, A.R., Evanoff, E., 2011,  Paleontology and stratigraphy of middle Eocene rock units in the Bridger and Uinta basins, Wyoming and Utah: Geological Society of America Field Trip Guide, 21:125-166. 

Murphey, P.C., Evanoff, E., 2011,  Paleontology and stratigraphy of the middle Eocene Bridger Formation, southern Green River Basin, Wyoming: Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Fossil Resources, Brigham Young University Geology Studies, 49(A):83-110.

Townsend, K.E., Rasmussen, D.T., Murphey, P.C., Evanoff, E., 2010,  Middle Eocene habitat shifts in the Western Interior: a case study: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 297:144-158.

Murphey, P.C., and Dunn, R.H., 2009, Hemiacodon engardae: a new species of primate from the Turtle Bluff Member of the Bridger Formation, southwestern Wyoming: Journal of Human Evolution 57(2):123-130.

Gunnell, G.F., Murphey, P.C., Stucky, R.K., Townsend, K.E., Robinson, P., Zonneveld, J.P., and Bartels, W.S., 2009, Biostratigraphy and biochronology of the latest Wasatchian, Bridgerian, and Uintan North American Land Mammal "Ages." Papers in Geology, Vertebrate Paleontology, and Biostratigraphy in honor of Michael O. Woodburne (B. Albright, Editor): Mus. Northern Arizon Bull. 65:279-330.  

Murphey, P.C., and Evanoff, E., 2007, Stratigraphy, fossil distribution and depositional environments of the upper Bridger Formation (middle Eocene), southwestern Wyoming: Wyoming State Geological Survey Report of Investigation 57, 107 p. 

Murphey, P.C., and Evanoff, E., 2006, Bedrock geologic map of part of the southern Green River Basin, Sweetwater and Uinta counties, southwestern Wyoming: Wyoming State Geological Survey Map, 1 sheet (scale 1:100,000) (pdf).  

Brand, L., Murphey, P.C., Haessig, J.E., and Smith, A.A., 2007, Bedrock Geologic Map of the Linwood Canyon 7.5’ Quadrangle, Sweetwater County, Wyoming: Wyoming State Geological Survey Open File Map, 1 sheet (scale 1:24,000).

Brand, L., Murphey, P.C., Haessig, J.E., and Smith, A.A., 2007, Bedrock Geologic Map of the Antelope Wash 7.5’ Quadrangle, Sweetwater County, Wyoming: Wyoming State Geological Survey Map, 1 sheet (scale 1:24,000).

Evanoff, E., Murphey, P.C., Haessig, J.E., Smith, A.A., and Matthews, N., 2007, Bedrock geologic map of the Reed Reservoir 7.5’ Quadrangle, Sweetwater County, Wyoming: Wyoming State Geological Survey Open File Map, 1 sheet (scale 1:24,000).

Evanoff, P.C., and Murphey, P.C., 1999, High-resolution stratigraphy of terrestrial sequences: Examples from the White River and Bridger Formations of Wyoming: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 1999 Annual Meeting Issue.

Evanoff, E., Murphey, P.C., and Brand, L.R., 1998, Widespread stratigraphic marker units and subdivisions of Bridger B through D (middle Eocene), southwest Wyoming: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Abstracts with Programs.

Evanoff, E., Brand, L.R., and Murphey, P.C., 1998, The Bridger Formation (middle Eocene) of southwest Wyoming: Widespread marker units and subdivisions of Bridger B through D: Dakoterra, vol. 5, pp. 115-122.

Evanoff, E., Brand, L.R., and Murphey, P.C., 1998, The Bridger Formation (middle Eocene) of southwest Wyoming: Widespread marker units and subdivisions of Bridger B through D: Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Supplement to No. 3, p. 40A.

Evanoff, E., and Murphey, P.C., 1996, The end of Laramide tectonism as recorded by middle Eocene basinal rocks of Wyoming and adjacent states: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 28, no. 7, p. A-373.

Evanoff, E.E., Murphey, P.C., and Robinson, P., 1996, The middle Eocene Bridger Formation of southwestern Wyoming: eological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 28, no. 4, p. 27.

Evanoff, E., Robinson, P., Murphey, P., Kron, D., and Engard, D., 1994, An early Uintan fauna from the Bridger "E": Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Supplement to Vol. 13, no. 3, p. 24A.

Hasiotis, S.T., and Murphey, P.C., 1997, Preliminary report of aquatic plant and invertebrate ichnofossils from the middle Eocene Bridger Formation, southwest Wyoming: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 29, no. 2.

Murphey, P.C., and S. L. Walsh. 2007. Shoshonian revisited: Documenting the Bridgerian-Uintan faunal transition in the Turtle Bluff Member of the Bridger Formation (middle Eocene), southwestern Wyoming. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program 39:418.

Murphey, P.C., and Daitch, D., 2007, Paleontological overview of oil shale and tar sands areas in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming: U.S. Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory ReportPrepared for the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management, 468 p. and 6 maps (scale 1:500,000).  

Murphey, P. C., L. Brand and J. E. Haessig, 2007, Bedrock geologic map of the Black Spring Reservoir 7.5’ Quadrangle, Sweetwater County, Wyoming: Wyoming State Geological SurveyOpen File Map. 1 sheet (scale 1:24,000).

Murphey, P. C., L. Brand, J. E. Haessig and A. A. Smith, 2007, Bedrock geologic map of the Devils Playground 7.5’ Quadrangle, Sweetwater County, Wyoming: Wyoming State Geological Survey Open File Map. 1 sheet (scale 1:24,000).

Murphey, P. C., E. Evanoff, J. E. Haessig and N. Matthews, 2007, Bedrock geologic map of the Lonetree 7.5’ Quadrangle, Sweetwater County, Wyoming: Wyoming State Geological Survey Open File Map. 1 sheet (scale 1:24,000).

Murphey, P. C., E. Evanoff, J. E. Haessig and N. Matthews, 2007, Bedrock geologic map of the Burntfork 7.5’ Quadrangle, Sweetwater County, Wyoming: Wyoming State Geological Survey Open File Map. 1 sheet (scale 1:24,000).

Murphey, P. C., J. E. Haessig and L. Brand, 2007, Bedrock geologic map of the Horse Ranch 7.5’ Quadrangle, Sweetwater County, Wyoming: Wyoming State Geological Survey Open File Map. 1 sheet (scale 1:24,000).

Murphey, P. C., J. E. Haessig, L. Brand and N. Matthews, 2007, Bedrock geologic map of the Soap Holes Reservoir 7.5’ Quadrangle, Sweetwater County, Wyoming: Wyoming State Geological Survey Open File Map. 1 sheet (scale 1:24,000).

Murphey, P. C., J. E. Haessig, L. Brand and N. Matthews, 2007, Bedrock geologic map of the McKinnon 7.5’ Quadrangle, Sweetwater County, Wyoming: Wyoming State Geological Survey Open File Map. 1 sheet (scale 1:24,000).

Murphey, P. C. and K. E. Townsend, 2005, Ecological Diversity Analysis applied to facies faunas in the Twin Buttes Member, middle Eocene Bridger Formation, southwestern Wyoming, USA: Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, 25(3, Suppl).

Murphey, P.C., N. Matthews, 2004, Geologic mapping and fossil distribution studies in the Bridger Formation (middle Eocene), southwestern Wyoming; a progress report: Abstracts, Sixty-fourth annual meeting, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Denver, CO, United States, Nov. 3-6, 2004, 24(3, Suppl):97.

Murphey, P. C., L. L. Torick, E. S. Bray, R. Chandler and E. Evanoff, 2001, Taphonomy, fauna, and depositional environment of the Omomys Quarry, an unusual accumulation from the Bridger Formation (middle Eocene) of southwestern Wyoming (USA); Eocene biodiversity; unusual occurrences and rarely sampled habitats: Topics in Geobiology, 18:361-402.

Murphey, P. C., 2001, Stratigraphy, fossil distribution, and depositional environments of the upper Bridger Formation (middle Eocene) of southwestern Wyoming, and the taphonomy of an unusual Bridger microfossil assemblage: University of Colorado Doctoral Dissertation. 345.

Murphey, P. C., A. Lester, B. Bohor, P. Robinson, E. Evanoff and E. Larson, 1999, 40Ar/39Ar dating of volcanic ash deposits in the Bridger Formation (middle Eocene) of southwestern Wyoming: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 1999 Annual Meeting Issue, A-233.

Murphey, P. C., L. Torick, E. Bray, R. Chandler and E. Evanoff, 1998, Taphonomy and paleoecology of the Omomys Quarry, an unusual fossil accumulation from the Bridger Formation, Wyoming: Abstracts, Fifty-eighth annual meeting, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Snowbird, UT, United States, Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 1998, 18(3, Suppl):65.

Murphey, P. C., 1996, Depositional setting and fauna of the Omomys Quarry; a possible owl site in the Bridger Formation (middle Eocene) of southwestern Wyoming: Abstracts, Fifty-sixth annual meeting, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, New York, NY, United States, Oct. 16-19, 1996, 16(3, Suppl):55.

Murphey, P. C., 1996, The Henrys Fork white layer, a fossil bearing lacustrine deposit within the middle Eocene Bridger Formation, southwestern Wyoming: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 28, no. 4, p. 33.

Murphey, P. C., 1995, Paleontology, sedimentology, and depositional history of a middle Eocene lacustrine deposit in the Bridger Formation, southwest Wyoming: University of Colorado Masters Thesis 121 p.

Covert, H. H., Murphey, P. C., 1994, New middle Eocene omomyine skeletal material: American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Supplement to no. 18, Annual Meeting Issue.

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