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Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 35 2: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, The middle Pleistocene rodent Atopomys Cricetidae: Arvicolinae from the eastern and south—central United States. Phylogenetic relationships of Catagonus wagneri: New early Barstovian middle Miocene vertebrates from the upper Torreya Formation, eastern Florida panhandle. Age—frequency profiles of micromammals and population dynamics of Proheteromys floridanus Rodentia from the early Miocene Thomas Farm site, Florida.

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 85 1—2: A new genus for Halitherium olseni Reinhart, Mammalia: Morphologic transformation and cladogenesis at the base of the radiation of hypsodont horses. Integrated geochronology of a classic Pliocene fossil site in Florida: Linking marine and terrestrial biochronologies.

The Journal of Geology 99 5: Sr—isotopic, paleomagnetic, and biostratigraphic calibration of horse evolution: Evidence from the Miocene of Florida. Neotropical Chiroptera from the Pliocene and Pleistocene of Florida. Szalatavus attricuspis, an early platyrrhine primate. North American Leporinae Mamalia: Lagomorpha from late Miocene Claredonian to latest Pliocene Blancan. A new Sylvilagus Mammalia: An early Miocene ground—dove Aves: Improved chronologic resolution of the Hawthorn and Alum Bluff groups in northern Florida: Implications for Miocene chronostratigraphy.

Geological Society of America Bulletin 2: Journal of Herpetology Archaeological sites in the drowned Tertiary karst region of the eastern Gulf of Mexico. An Investigation of Method. Two new late Blancan avifaunas from Florida and extinctions of wetland birds in the Plio—Pleistocene. Evolutionary and functional morphology of the shoulder region and stay apparatus in fossil and extant horses Equidae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 12 3: A checklist of the fossil vertebrates of Florida. Papers in Florida Paleontology 6: The feeding habits of the shovel—tusked gomphotheres: Positional and ordinal identification of the teeth of Mammut americanum.

Current Research in the Pleistocene 9: Systematics, Paleobiology, and Evolution of the Family Equidae. Cambridge University Press, New York, p. A brief history of New World Proboscidea with emphasis on their interactions with man. Baylor University Press, Waco, Texas. Mastodon digesta from North Florida. Late Miocene Nannippus Mammalia, Perissodactyla from Florida, with a description of the smallest hipparionine horse. Taxonomic evolution in North American Neogene horses subfamily Equinae: Quantitative and qualitative evolution in the giant armadillo Holmesina Edentata: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Magnetic polarity stratigraphy of Inchasi: Patterns of variation and speciation in Quaternary rodents. Quaternary land vertebrates of Jamaica.

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Geological Society of America Memoir Mammalian biochronology and marine—nonmarine correlations in the Neogene of Florida. Caribbean Journal of Science 29 3—4: Size change in North American Quaternary jaguars. Evolution of sexually dimorphic characters in peccaries Mammalia, Tayassuidae. A late Pleistocene vertebrate assemblage from the St. Comments on the body mass trend of Ondatra zibethicus Rodentia: Muridae during the latest Pleistocene.

The wing of Titanis walleri Aves: Phorusrhacidae from the late Blancan of Florida. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History A catastrophic death assemblage and paleoclimatic implications of Pliocene seabirds of Florida. Fossil horses, carbon isotopes and global change. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 9: South American fossil mammals and carbon isotopes: A 25 million—year sequence from the Bolivian Andes. Palaeogeology, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 3—4: Late Quaternary fossil vertebrates from the Cayman Islands.

Natural History and Biogeography. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrect, Netherlands. The most primitive known sirenian, Prorastomus sirenoides Owen, Phylogenetic systematics of the Hesperocyoninae Carnivora: Fossil horses and carbon isotopes: New evidence for Cenozoic dietary, habitat, and ecosystem changes in North America. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology Pliocene mammals from Inchasi, Bolivia: Age and taphonomy of abandoned penguin rookeries in the Antarctic Peninsula region. A catastrophic death assemblage of a new species of cormorant and other seabirds from the late Pliocene of Florida.

The fossil record of Arctodus pristinus Ursidae: Taphonomy of a late Pleistocene carnivore den, Dade County, Florida. Pleistocene Amphibians and Reptiles of North America. A new middle Pleistocene species of Microtus Pedomys from the southern United States, with comments on the taxonomy and early evolution of Pedomys and Pitymys in North America. Overview of the geology and vertebrate biochronology of the Leisey Shell Pit local fauna, Hillsborough County, Florida. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History, Climatic implications of large—herbivore distributions in the Miocene of North America.

Yale University Press, New Haven. Bone and ivory tools from submerged Paleoindian sites in Florida. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. A fossil scrub—jay supports a recent systematic decision. Integrated taphonomy of an avian death assemblage in marine sediments from the late Pliocene of Florida. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, A partial bison Bison cf.

Evolutionary and functional morphology of the knee in fossil and extant horses Equidae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 16 2: Middle Pleistocene early Rancholabrean vertebrates and associated marine and non—marine invertebrates from Oldsmar, Pinellas County, Florida.

University of Toronto Press, Toronto. Mammalian herbivore communities, ancient feeding ecology, and carbon isotopes: The Greater Antillean monkeys. The Tucker Borrow Pit: Papers in Florida Paleontology 7: Evolution of the Neotropical mammal fauna. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago. A preliminary report on the fossil birds of Padcaya in the Tarija basin, Bolivia.

Current Research in the Pleistocene Crenatosiren olseni, Reinhart, A new late Pliocene porcupine Rodentia: The osteology and paleoecology of the giant otter Enhydritherium terraenovae. Origin and evolution of the grazing guild in New World terrestrial mammals. Trends in Ecology and Evolution Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17 1: Ancient feeding ecology, niche differentiation, and extinct mammalian herbivore guilds from Tarija, Bolivia: Morphological and isotopic evidence.

Fossil history of the panther Puma concolor and the cheetah—like cat Miracinonyx inexpectatus in Florida. Systematics and functional morphology. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 17 3: The Arikareean land mammal age in Texas and Florida: Evolutionary trends in the late Miocene hyena—like dog Epicyon Carnivora, Canidae. Tokyo National Science Museum Monograph Carbon isotopes, diets of North American equids and the evolution of C4 grasslands.

Integration of Biological, Ecological, and Geochemical Processes. Avian community, climate, and sea—level changes in the Plio—Pliestocene of the Florida Peninsula.

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Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18 2: Chemical Geology 1—2: The cause of the terminal Pleistocene extinctions: Evidence from mammal body mass distribution. Tale of two rhinos: Late—Pleistocene mastodon and digesta from Little River, north Florida. Otolith—based fishes from the Bowden shell bed Pliocene of Jamaica: Contributions to Tertiary and Quaternary Geology Middle to late Eocene basilosaurines and durodontines. Evolutionary Patterns in the Origin of Cetacea. Plenum Press, New York. The great American faunal interchange. New carbon dates for Vero tapir and stout—legged llama from Florida.

Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 42 1: A new giant megatheriine ground sloth Mammalia: Megatheriidae from the late Blancan to early Irvingtonian of Florida. Zoological Journal of the Linnaen Society Quaternary records of the dire wolf, Canis dirus, in North and South America. Two new fossil eagles from the late Pliocene late Blancan of Florida and Arizona and their biogeographic implications.

Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 42 3: Tracking mammoths and mastodons; reconstruction of migratory behavior using strontium isotope ratios. Ancient diets, ecology, and extinction of 5—million—year—old horses from Florida. Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters, 8: The appearance of bison in North America. A new species of pelican Aves: Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 1: Phylogenetic systematics of the Borophaginae Carnivora: A new vespertilionid bat Mammalia: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20 4: Evolution of the grazing niche in Pleistocene mammals from Florida: Evidence from stable isotopes.

The Brooksville 2 local fauna Arikareean, latest Oligocene: Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 43 1: Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 43 1—2: Fossil Snakes of North America. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, pp. Cenozoic mammalian herbivores from the Americas: Reconstructing ancient diets and terrestrial communities. Annual Reviews of Ecology and Systematics Middle Pleistocene climate change recorded in fossil mammal teeth from Tarija, Bolivia, and upper limit of the Ensenadan Land—Mammal Age.

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New megalonychid sloths Phyllophaga, Xenarthra from the Quaternary of Hispaniola. Three ways to be a saber—toothed cat. Two new species of flightless rails Aves: Rallidae from the middle Pleistocene "crane fauna" of Bermuda. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 2: Late Pleistocene Rancholabrean records of the harvest mouse Reithrodontomys in Florida. Florida Scientist 63 3: Evolutionary history of New World Cervidae.

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Stratigraphy, chronology, biogeography and taxonomy of early Miocene small chalicotheres in North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21 3: Cenozoic environmental change in South America as indicated by mammalian body size distributions cenograms. Diversities and Distributions 7 6: Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 44 1: The Fossil Vertebrates of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, pp. Journal of Paleontology 75 5: Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 43 3: Patterns of extinction in West Indian bats.

Patterns and Perspectives, Second Edition. Rallidae from the late Pleistocene of Bermuda. Systematics and biogeography of the West Indian genus Solenodon. James, Jamaica, and their biogeographic implications. Origins of spondyloarthropathy in Perissodactyla. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21 1: The sloths of the West Indies: A new batoid genus Neoselachii: Tertiary Research 21 1—4: Vassallia maxima Castellanos, Mammalia: Early platyrrhines of southern South America.

Cranium of Dinohippus mexicanus Mammalia: Equidae from the early Pliocene of Central Mexico, and the origin of Equus.

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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Stars: Several years later, Stratemeyer threatened officials of the Brooklyn Public Library with a lawsuit when a library staff member publicly condemned Stratemeyer Syndicate books. A former journalist, he soon functioned as Harriet's second-in-command, and was made a partner of the firm in When did Carcharocles megalodon become extinct? Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 84 2:

Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 43 5: Extinct Quaternary platyrrhines of the Greater Antilles and Brazil. New extinct mekosuchine crocodile from Vanuatu, South Pacific. Morphological chronoclines among late Pleistocene muskrats Ondatra zibethicus: Muridae, Rodentia from northern Florida. Late Rancholabrean mammals from southernmost Florida, and the Neotropical influence in Florida Pleistocene faunas. The original status of wolves in eastern North America.

Southeastern Naturalist 1 2: Southeastern Geology 41 3: Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 92 5: Ivory and bone tools from late Pleistocene deposits in the Aucilla and Wacissa River, north—central Florida. Systematic revision of the Phorusrhacidae Aves: Acta Chiropterologica 5 1: A new species of penguin Spheniscidae: Spheniscus and other birds from the late Pliocene of Chile. Stable isotopes, hypsodonty, and the paleodiet of Hemiauchenia Mammalia: A new species of early Pleistocene Synaptomys Mammalia, Rodentia from Florida and its relevance to southern bog lemming origins.

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 23 4: Demography of late Miocene rhinoceroses Teleoceras proterum and Aphelops malacorhinus from Florida: A new bat Chiroptera: Natalidae from the early Miocene of Florida, with comments on natalid phylogeny.

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Journal of Mammalogy 84 2: The extinct rodent Clidomys Heptaxodontidae from a late Quaternary cave deposit in Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Science 39 1: New evidence of Miocene Protoceratidae including a new species from Chiapas, Mexico. Geographic variation in the diet of hypsodont herbivores from the Rancholabrean of Florida.

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 3—4: Journal of Paleontology 78 6: Diets, habitat preferences, and niche differentiation of Cenozoic sirenians from Florida: Incremental growth and diagenesis of skeletal parts of the lamnoid shark Otodus obliquus from the early Eocene Ypresian of Morocco. Geology and paleontology of a Caloosahatchee Formation deposit near Lehigh, Florida. Florida Scientist 67 1: A new species of Prosansanosmilus: Journal of Herpetology 38 1: The diets of the Dromomerycidae Mammalia: Artiodactyla and their response to Miocene vegetational change.

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24 2: On the origin of lamine Camelidae including a new genus from the late Miocene of the High Plains. Bulletin of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 45 4: Body size of Smilodon Mammalia: Journal of Morphology Fossil Sirenia of the West Atlantic and Caribbean region. Pleistocene Trichechus manatus Linnaeus, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25 3: Growth rate and duration of growth in the adult canine of Smilodon gracilis, and inferences on diet through stable isotope analysis.

A fossil and zooarchaeological history of the gopher tortoise Gopherus polyphemus in the southeastern United States. Functional morphology and wear patterns of American mastodon Mammut americanum mandibular tusks: The deciduous premolars of Mammut americanum Mammalia, Proboscidea. Reconstructing the paleodiet of Florida Mammut americanum via low—magnification stereomicroscopy.

Was southern Central America an archipelago or a peninsula in the middle Miocene? A test using land—mammal body size.

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The microstructure of proboscidean ivory and its applications to the subordinal identification of isolated ivory specimens. Diet and habitat of toxodont megaherbivores Mammalia, Notoungulata from the late Quaternary of South and Central America. Paleoecology of extinct xenarthrans and the Great American Biotic Interchange. Linking sexual dimorphism and sociality in rhinoceroses: The Evolution of North American Rhinoceroses. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, p. An idiosyncratic history of Floridian vertebrate paleontology. Earliest record of Palaeolama Mammalia, Camelidae with comments on "Palaeolama" guanajuatensis.

Ossified meniscus and cyamo—fabella in some fossil sloths: The fossil record of South American short—faced bears Ursidae, Tremarctinae. Journal of South American Earth Sciences Asynchronous extinction of late Quaternary sloths on continents and islands. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Transient floral change and rapid global warming at the Paleocene—Eocene boundary.

De Iuliis, and S. Hypsodonty in Pleistocene ground sloths. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 51 1: Isotopic discrimination of resource partitioning among ungulates in C3—dominated communities from the Miocene of Florida and California. Five years in the life of an Aucilla River mastodon. Springer, Dordrecht, the Netherlands. Dietary controls on extinction versus survival among avian megafauna in the late Pleistocene.

Comparative anatomy and histology of xenarthran osteoderms. The biogeochemistry of the Aucilla River fauna. Late Miocene mammals from the Mauvilla local fauna, Alabama. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 46 1: Chronoclinal variation and sexual dimorphism in Mammut americanum American mastodon from the Pleistocene of Florida.

Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 46 2: Quantification of diagenesis in Cenozoic sharks: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Functional convergence of ecosystems: Postcranial remains of the extinct monkeys of the Greater Antilles, with evidence for semiterrestriality in Paralouatta. North American Miocene land mammals from Panama. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26 3: Mastodons Mammut americanum diet foraging patterns based on analysis of dung deposits. Early Holocene vertebrate paleontology. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 3: Use of tusks in feeding by dugongid sirenians: The Anatomical Record Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 47 2: Ecological generalization during adaptive radiation: Evolutionary Ecology Research 9: Identifying forested environments in Deep Time using fossil tapirs: Courier Forschung—Institut Senkenberg Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27 2: A peculiar climbing Megalonychidae from the Pleistocene of Peru and its implication for sloth history.

Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society Analysis of function in the absence of extant functional homologues: Postcranial element shape and function: Morphology and systematics of two Miocene alligators from Florida, with a discussion of Alligator biogeography. Journal of Paleontology 81 5: Exceptionally well preserved late Quaternary plant and vertebrate fossils from a blue hole on Abaco, The Bahamas.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Diversity estimates, biases, and historiographic effects: Palaeontologia Electronica 10 2 ; 11A: Large temperature drop across the Eocene—Oligocene transition in central North America. Helodermatid lizard from the Miocene of Florida, the evolution of the dentary in Helodermatidae, and comments on dentary morphology in Varanoidea. Journal of Herpetology 42 2: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 1: New remains of Megathericulus patagonicus Ameghino, Xenarthra, Megatheriidae: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28 1: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28 2: Journal of Paleontology 82 3: Phocidae of the Pliocene of eastern U.

Cuvieronius Mammalia, Proboscidea from the Neogene of Florida. Geographic variation in diets of ancient populations of 5—million—year—old early Pliocene horses from southern North America. Cenozoic vertebrate fossils from paleokarst deposits in Florida. National Speleological Society, Huntsville, Alabama.

Evolution of the proximal third phalanx in Oligocene—Miocene equids, and the utility of phalangeal indices in phylogeny reconstruction. A Tribute to Frederick S. Caribbean Journal of Science 44 3: A Pleistocene giant river otter from Argentina: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28 4: Systematics of the musk deer Artiodactyla: Blastomerycinae from the Miocene of North America. Late Pleistocene cingulates Mammalia: Postcranial osteology of mammals from Salla, Bolivia late Oligocene: Doves Columbidae and cuckoos Cuculidae from the early Miocene of Florida.

Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Revision of the extinct Pseudoceratinae Artiodactyla: Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 48 2: Effects of global warming on ancient mammalian communities and their environments. Exceptional preservation of the white shark Carcharodon Lamniformes, Lamnidae from the early Pliocene of Peru.

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29 1: Hypsodonty in the Pleistocene ground sloth Megalonyx: Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 54 1: A new fossil land tortoise in the genus Chelonoidis Testudines: Testudinidae from the northern Bahamas, with an osteological assessment of other Neotropical tortoises. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 49 1: Giant boid snake from the Paleocene neotropics reveals hotter past equatorial temperatures.

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Looper R min Action, Crime, Drama 7. The Scorpion King 3: Contraband R min Action, Crime, Drama 6. Winfield which eventually sold over five million copies. The success of these of books heightened Stratemeyer's literary ambition and broadened his view of the publishing industry. He saw that it would be far more profitable for him to own and operate a "factory" of juvenile literature that would produce and market to publishers numerous volumes of books in series, rather than continue to write individual books and sell them one by one.

In he formed what he called his Stratemeyer Syndicate to "make contracts with certain publishing houses to issue books under several trade-mark pen names which are my business property. Stratemeyer's business model met the demands of a growing American publishing industry that was committed to increasing sales through aggressive marketing strategies. Having secured a publisher's interest and signed a contract for a book series, Stratemeyer then hired ghostwriters to produce manuscripts based on his detailed outlines. Stratemeyer sketched book plots according to a rigid formula, aiming to produce entertaining literature for young people that at the same time served a serious moral and didactic purpose.

The stories of Horatio Alger, whose young protagonists overcame difficult economic circumstances and a sometimes pernicious social environment to achieve success, were among Stratemeyer's models. Syndicate writers were paid a one-time fee for each manuscript, received no royalties, and agreed never to reveal their identities or pen names. To his credit, Stratemeyer paid his writers promptly, often giving them advances, loans and gifts when they were in financial difficulties. When a new Syndicate book appeared, Edward Stratemeyer usually shared advertising costs with the publisher, though he himself maintained strict control over the design of promotional materials including newspaper ads, circulars and catalogs.

Stratemeyer found his first ghostwriters among former colleagues from his years writing for such publications as Argosy and Golden Days. One of the most prolific of these early associates was Howard Garis, who signed an annual contract committing him to produce a set number of volumes. Lillian Garis, Howard's spouse, also wrote for Stratemeyer, though her contracts were signed on a book-by-book basis. Perhaps the most famous author associated with Edward Stratemeyer is Horatio Alger.

Stratemeyer had met Alger, one of his boyhood idols, during the s, and the two writers corresponded until Alger's death in Stratemeyer successfully negotiated with Alger's estate for the rights to expand, edit and publish several of Alger's short stories. Stratemeyer also acquired a scrapbook compiled by Alger and used it as source material for a Syndicate volume, The Young Book Agent. But at the Syndicate's peak years of production he ceased to write and devoted himself entirely to the business, marketing and publicity aspects of the Syndicate.

Stratemeyer was quick to defend Syndicate publications against criticism, and he frequently penned responses to poor reviews. In he withdrew his long-time support of the American Boy Scouts when the organization's official librarian suggested that Stratemeyer books were not appropriate reading material for its members.

Several years later, Stratemeyer threatened officials of the Brooklyn Public Library with a lawsuit when a library staff member publicly condemned Stratemeyer Syndicate books. In the early years of the Syndicate, Edward Stratemeyer worked in rooms on the top floor of his Newark home, and conducted business meetings at the offices of his various New York publishers or at the Astor House Hotel.

In he opened an office at 17 Madison Avenue in Manhattan and hired Harriet Otis Smith to maintain a regular presence there, while he continued to work primarily at home. Smith's responsibilities and remuneration steadily increased as Stratemeyer came to rely on her for her sound editorial judgment, her publishing expertise, and her efficient management of the Syndicate's complicated production routine. The success of the Stratemeyer Syndicate enabled Edward to provide his family with a comfortable living. He employed a maid and cook, and saw that his children were attended by trained nurses when sick.

The family home in Newark was equipped with a player piano, a Victrola, and telephone service. The Stratemeyers summered at the Jersey shore, or in the western New Jersey countryside. Over the years, Edward and his wife traveled throughout the United States and Canada. An early automobile enthusiast, Edward owned a touring car, which he taught his daughters to drive.

As their book business flourished, the Stratemeyers made substantial contributions to numerous charitable causes and were equally generous with their relatives and close friends. Edward was an active citizen of Newark who participated in civic events and public organizations. He died in May of , not long after the appearance of two of his most successful book series, The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. Following Edward Stratemeyer's death, his wife Magdalene Van Camp Stratemeyer legally inherited the Syndicate, but poor health prevented her from taking an active role in the business.

The Stratemeyer daughters, Harriet and Edna, stepped in to run the Syndicate as joint partners, and assumed legal control upon the death of their mother in Harriet, a graduate of Wellesley College who had written for her college newspaper, had briefly assisted her father during the s by editing manuscripts. In she had married a close family friend, Russell Vroom Adams, and was by the time of her father's passing the mother of four children.