Curriculum Vitae of Paul E. Olsen
(Pt. 2 - Publications)

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Books

In Preparation:

Olsen, P. E., Dinosaur Tracks and Other Fossil Traces from Eastern North America: (working title, to be completed by 2015).

2003:

LeTourneau, P. M. and Olsen, P. E. (eds.), 2003, The Great Rift Valleys of Pangea in Eastern North America, vol. 1-2, Columbia University Press.
Volume 1: Tectonics, Structure, and Volcanism, 214 p. (ISBN 0-231-11162-2); Errata (download .pdf).
Volume 2: Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Paleontology, 384 p. (ISBN 0-231-12676-X).

Articles

In Prep:

Et-Touhami, M., Olsen, P.E., Kent, D.V., Schlische, R.W., Witte, W., Fowell, S.J., LeTourneau, P.M., Whiteside, J.H., 2014, Synchronized tectonic and climatic forcing of non-marine sedimentation across the conjugate margins of Northwest Africa and North America. for PNAS.

Olsen, P.E., Laskar, J., Kent, D.V., 2014, The Geological Orrery: Roadmap for tracking the Chaotic Behavior of the Solar System on Earth. for PNAS.

Olsen, P. E., Et-Touhami, M., Whiteside, J.H., 2014, Cynodontipus Ellenberger is a vertebrate burrow, not a hairy synapsid track. for Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Olsen, P.E., Reid, J.C., Kent, D., Whiteside, J.H., 2014, Revised Stratigraphy of Triassic Age Strata of the Dan River-Danville basin (Virginia and North Carolina, USA) Based on Drill Core and Outcrop Data. for Geological Society of America Bulletin.

Sha, J., Olsen, P.E., Xu, D., Yao, X., Pan, Y., Wang, Y., Zhang, X., Vada, V., 2014, Climate and Solar System implications of obliquity cycles from the high-latitude, continental, Triassic-Jurassic Junggar Basin, (Urumqi, China. for PNAS.

Sues, H-D. and Olsen, P.E., 2014, Stratigraphic and temporal context and faunal diversity of Permian-Jurassic continental tetrapod assemblages from the Fundy rift basin, eastern Canada. for Atlantic Geology.

2014:

Kirkland, J.I., Milner, A.R.C., Olsen, P.E., Hargrave, J.E., 2014, The Whitmore Point Member of the Moenave Formation in its type area in northern Arizona, Age and correlation with the  section in St. George, Utah: Evidence for two major lacustrine sequences, In MacLean, J.S., Biek, R.F., and Huntoon, J.E., editors.  Geology of Utah's far south: Utah Geological Association Publication 4, 321-355; A1-A5; B1-B5. (download a .pdf of this paper: 49.5 MB).

2013:

Blackburn, T.J., Olsen, P.E., Bowring, S.A. , McLean, N.M., Kent, D.V., Puffer, J., McHone, G., Rasbury, E.T., Et-Touhami, M., 2013, Zircon U-Pb geochronology links the end-Triassic extinction with the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province. Science (online March 21, Science Express) [http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2013/03/20/science.1234204.abstract], Vol. 340 no. 6135 pp. 941-945, DOI: 10.1126/science.1234204 (download a .pdf of this paper: 2.7 MB; with cover, supplementary information and associated information).

Sues, H-D., Hook, R.W., Olsen, P.E., 2013, Donald Baird and his discoveries of Carboniferous and early Mesozoic vertebrates in Nova Scotia. Atlantic Geology. Atlantic Geology v. 49, 90-103. (download a .pdf of this paper: 2.2 MB).

2012:


Milner, A.R.C., Birthisel, T., Kirkland, J.I., Breithaupt, B., Matthews, N., Lockley, M.G., Santucci, V.L., Gibson, S.Z., DeBlieux, D., Hurlbut, M., Harris, J.D., Olsen, P.E., 2012, Tracking Early Jurassic dinosaurs in southwestern Utah and the Triassic-Jurassic transition, in Bonde, J. W. and  Milner, A. R.C. (eds.), Field Trip Guide Book, 71st Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2-5, 2011, Nevada State Museum, Paleontological Papers 1, p, 1-107. (download a .pdf of this paper: 21 MB).

Committee on New Research Opportunities in the Earth Sciences at the National Science Foundation; National Research Council., 2012, New Research Opportunities in the Earth Sciences, National Research Council, The National Academies Press, 216 p. (go to URL [http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13232]).

Heckert, A.B., Mitchell. J.S. Schneider, V., Olsen, P.E., 2012, Diverse new microvertebrate assemblage from the Upper Triassic Cumnock Formation, Sanford subbasin, North Carolina, USA. Journal of Paleontology, v. 86 (2), p. 368-390: doi: 10.1666/11-098.1. (download a .pdf of this paper: 15 MB).

Schaller, M.F., Wright, J.D., Kent, D.V., Olsen, P.E., 2012, Rapid emplacement of the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province as a net sink for CO2. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 323-324, p. 27–39. (download a .pdf of this paper: 1.6 MB).

Withjack, M.O., Schlische, R.W., Malinconico, MA., and Olsen, P. E., 2012, Rift-basin development: Lessons from the Triassic-Jurassic Newark basin of eastern North America. in Mohriak, W. U., Danforth, A., Post, P. J., Brown, D. E.,  Tari, G. C., Nemčok, M., Sinha, S. T. (eds), Conjugate Divergent Margins, Geological Society Special Publication 369,  doi:10.1144/SP369.13. (request an reprint).

Withjack, M.O., Schlische, R.W., Olsen, P.E., 2012, Development of the passive margin of eastern North America-Mesozoic rifting, igneous activity, and drifting," in Roberts, D. G., and Bally, A. W., eds., Principles of Phanerozoic Regional Geology, Volume 1, Chapter 13: New York, Elsevier, p. 301-335. (download a .pdf: 13.7 MB

2011:


Committee on the Review of the Scientific Accomplishments and Assessment of the Potential for Future Transformative Discoveries with U.S.-Supported Scientific Ocean Drilling, 2011, National Research Council, The National Academies Press, 158 p. (go to URL [http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13236]).

Medina, F., Et-Touhami, M., Olsen, P.E., Bouaouda, M-S., Hafid, M., Ettachfini, E-M., 2011, Circuit C11 / Tour C11, Haut Atlas Occidental, Western High Atlas. Notes et Mem. Serv. Geol. Maroc, no. 562, 2011, p. 9-62. (download a .pdf of this paper: 2.3 MB).

Olsen, P.E., 2011, Fossil Great Lakes of the Newark Supergroup – 30 Years Later. In, Benimoff, A.I. (ed.), Field Trip Guidebook, New York State Geological Association, 83nd Annual Meeting, College of Staten Island, p. 101–162. (download a .pdf of this paper: 5 MB).

Olsen, P.E., 2011, [In Reid, Jeffrey C. and Taylor, Kenneth B. (with contributions by Olsen, Paul E., and Patterson, III, O.F.), 2011, Natural Gas Potential of the Sanford sub-basin, Deep River Basin, North Carolina, In Taylor, K.B. and Reid, J.C., (eds.), Field Trip Guidebook – 60th Annual Meeting,” Southeastern Section, Geological Society of America, Wilmington, North Carolina, March 2011, 57 p.]. (download a .pdf of this paper: 7.6 MB).

Olsen, P. E., Kent, D. V., Whiteside, H., 2010, Implications of the Newark Supergroup-based astrochronology and geomagnetic polarity time scale (Newark-APTS) for the tempo and mode of the early diversification of the Dinosauria. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 101, 201–229. (download a .pdf of this paper: 7.7 MB).

Whiteside, J.H., Olsen, P.E., Eglinton, T.I., Cornet, B., McDonald, N.G., Huber, P., 2011, Title: Pangean great lake paleoecology on the cusp of the end-Triassic extinction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology v. 301(1-4), p. 1-17. (+supplemental information) (download a .pdf of this paper: 5 MB).

Whiteside, J.H.,  Grogan, D.S., Olsen, P.E., Kent, D.V., 2011, Climatically driven biogeographic provinces of Late Triassic tropical Pangea. PNAS, v. 108(22), p. 8972–8977. (+supplemental information) (download a .pdf of this paper: 4.4 MB).

2010:


Liu, J. and Olsen, P, 2010. The Phylogenetic Relationships of Eucynodontia (Amniota: Synapsida). Journal of Mammalian Evolution. Published online April 13 2010. doi: 10.1007/s10914-010-9136-8

Geissman, J.W., Olsen, P.E., Kent, D.V., 2010, Colorado Plateau Coring Project Workshop, Phase 2: 100 Million Years of Climatic, Tectonic, and Biotic Evolution from Continental Coring. EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 91(14), p. 128.

Gleick, P.H. and others, 2010, Climate change and the integrity of science. v. 328(5979), p. 689-90. (download a .pdf of this paper: 215 KB).

Goldberg, D.S., Kent, D.V., Olsen, P.E., 2009, Potential on-shore and off-shore reservoirs for CO2 sequestration in Central Atlantic Magmatic Province (CAMP) Basalts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: doi:10.1073/pnas.0913721107 (early edition, published on-line January 4, 2010). (download a .pdf of this paper: 432 KB).

Muttoni, G., Kent, .V., Rigo, M., Nicora, A., Olsen, P.E., Jadoul, F., Galli, M.T., 2009, Rhaetian magnetobiostratigraphy from the Southern Alps (Italy): constraints on Triassic chronology. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 285 (1-2), p. 1-16. (download a .pdf of this paper: 1.7 MB).

Olsen, P.E., 2010, Fossil great lakes of the Newark Supergroup – 30 years later. In: Benimoff, A.I. (ed.), Field Trip Guidebook, New York State Geological Association, 83nd Annual Meeting, College of Staten Island, pp. 101–162.  (download a .pdf of this paper: 4.3 MB).

Olsen, P.E., Kent, D. V., Geissman, J. W., Bachmann, G., Blakey, R.C., Gehrels, G., Irmis, R. B., Kuerschner, W., Molina-Garza, R., Mundil, R., Sha, J., 2010, The Colorado Plateau Coring Project (CPCP): 100 Million Years of Earth System History. Earth Science Frontiers, v. 17, special issue, p. 55-63. (download a .pdf of this paper: 7.2 MB).

Whiteside, J.H., Olsen, P.E., Eglinton, T.I., Brookfield, M.E., Sambrotto, R.N., 2010, Compound-specific carbon isotopes from Earth’s largest flood basalt province directly link eruptions to the end-Triassic mass extinction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 107, p. 6721–6725. (download a .pdf of this paper: 0.8 MB).

2008:


Kent, D.V. and Olsen, P.E., 2008, Early Jurassic magnetostratigraphy and paleolatitudes from the Hartford continental rift basin (eastern North America): Testing for polarity bias and abrupt polar wander in association with the central Atlantic magmatic province, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B06105, doi:10.1029/2007JB005407. (download a .pdf of this paper: 1.5 MB).

Machlus, M., Olsen, P.E., Christie-Blick, N., and Hemming, S.R., 2008, Spectral Analysis of the Lower Eocene Wilkins Peak Member, Green River Formation, Wyoming: Support for Milankovitch Cyclicity. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 268, p. 64–75. (download a .pdf of this paper: 1.7 MB).

Peyer, K., Carter, J.G., Novak, S.E., Sues, H.-D., Olsen, P.E., 2008, A new suchian archosaur from the Upper Triassic of North Carolina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 28(2), p. 363-381 (download a .pdf of this paper: 3.3 MB).

Olsen, P.E. and Whiteside, J.H., 2008, Pre-Quaternary Milankovitch cycles and climate variability, in Gornitz, V. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments, Earth Science Series, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, the Netherlands, p. 826-835 (ISBN: 978-1-4020-4551-6) (download a .pdf of this paper: 2.8 MB).

Olsen, P.E., Kent, D.V., Geissman, J.W., 2008, CPCP: Colorado Plateau Coring Project – 100 Million years of early Mesozoic climatic, tectonic, and biotic evolution of an epicontinental basin complex. Scientific Drilling Journal, No.6., p. 62-66. (download a .pdf of this paper: 1.4 MB

Olsen, P.E., Kent, D.V., Geissman, J.W., 2008, Climatic, Tectonic, and Biotic Evolution in Continental Cores: Colorado Plateau Coring Project: Workshop St. George, Utah, 13–16 November 2007. EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 89(12). (download a .pdf of this paper: 350 KB).

Olsen, P.E. and Et-Touhami, M., 2008, Field Trip #1: Tropical to subtropical syntectonic sedimentation  in the Permian to Jurassic Fundy rift basin, Atlantic Canada, in relation to the Moroccan conjugate margin. Central Atlantic Conjugate Margins Conference Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
August 2008, 121 p. ISBN:0-9810595-3. [with corrections] (download a .pdf of this paper: 112.1 Mb!).

Whiteside, J.H., Olsen, P.E., Kent, D.V., Fowell, S.J., Et-Touhami, M., 2008, Synchrony between the Central Atlantic magmatic province and the Triassic–Jurassic mass-extinction event? Reply to comment of Marzoli et al. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 262(3-4), p. 194-198 (download a .pdf of this paper: 14.6 MB). 

2007:

Fraser, N.C., Olsen, P. E., Dooley, A.C. Jr., Ryan, T.R., 2007, A new gliding tetrapod (Diapsida: ?Archosauromorpha) from the Upper Triassic (Carnian) of Virginia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 27(2), p. 261–265. (download a .pdf of this paper: 14.6 MB).

Medina, F., Olsen, P., Et-Touhami, M., Bouaouda, M-S., Hafid, M., 2007, Permian-Triassic rifting and inverted Jurassic-Cretaceous coastal basin in western High Atlas, MAPG First Congress and Exhibition Marrakech, 28-30 October 2007, Field Trip A1, Guidebook, Moroccan Association of Petroleum Geologists, Marrakech, Morocco.

Whiteside, J.H., Olsen, P.E., Kent, D.V., Fowell, S.J., Et-Touhami, M., 2007, Synchrony between the CAMP and the Triassic-Jurassic mass-extinction event? Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology, v. 244(1-4), p. 345-367. (download a .pdf of this paper).

2006:

Sha, J,  Morton, N., Wang, Y., Olsen, P.E., Pienkowski, G., Wimbledon, W.A.P., and Riccardi, A.C., 2006, Marine and non-marine Jurassic: boundary events and correlation. Progress in Natural Science, v. 16 (Special Issue), p. I-VI. (download a .pdf of this paper: 15.3 MB)

2005:

Olsen, P.E., Smoot, J.P., Whiteside, J.H., 2005, Stop 2. Upper Member L-M and Perkasie Member of the Passaic Fm., Pebble Bluff, Milford, NJ, in Gates, A.R. (ed.), Newark Basin - View from the 21" Century; Field Guide and Proceedings, Geological Association of New Jersey XXII Annual Meeting October 7-8,2005, The College of New Jersey, Trenton, Rutgers University-Newark, p. 125-133.  (download a .pdf of this paper: 0.7 MB) (download a .pdf of this paper: 8.8 MB).

Olsen, P.E., Whiteside, J.H., Fedak, T., 2005, Field Trip A7: The Triassic-Jurassic faunal and floral transition in the Fundy Basin, Nova Scotia. Geological Association of Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada, Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Canadian Society of Soil Sciences Joint Meeting, Halifax, May 2005, AGS Special Publication Number 26, 53 p. (download a .pdf of this paper: 62.3 MB!).

Olsen, P.E., Whiteside, J.H., LeTourneau, P.M., and Huber, P., 2005, Jurassic cyclostratigraphy and paleontology of the Hartford basin. In B.J. Skinner and A.R. Philpotts (eds.), 97th New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, p. A4-1 – A4-51. ( download a .pdf of this paper: 6.7 MB).

Olsen, P.E., Whiteside, J.H., Fedak, T., 2005, Triassic-Jurassic faunal and floral transition in the Fundy Basin, Nova Scotia. NAPC Field Guidebook, North American Congress, Halifax, 52 p. (download a .pdf of this paper: 46.7 MB!).

2004:

Machlus, M., Hemming, S. R., Olsen, P.E., and Christie-Blick, N., 2004, Eocene calibration of geomagnetic polarity time scale reevaluated: Evidence from the Green River Formation of Wyoming, Geology, v. 32, no. 2, p. 137-140. (download a .pdf of this paper: 400 KB)

Muttoni, G., Kent, D.V., Olsen, P.E., DiStefano, P., Lowrie, W., Bernasconi, S., Hernandez, F.M., 2004, Tethyan magnetostratigraphy from Pizzo Mondello (Sicily) and correlation to the Late Triassic Newark astrochronological polarity time scale, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 116; no. 9/10; p. 1043–1058. (download a .pdf of this paper: 1 MB)

Olsen, P.E., Kent, D.V., and Whiteside, J.H., 2004, The Newark Basin, The Central Atlantic Magmatic Province, and the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary. Field Trip for the 8th Annual DOSECC Workshop on Continental Scientific Drilling, May 22-25, 2004. Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey, DOSECC, Salt Lake City, 45 p. (download a .pdf of this paper: 4.5 MB)

2003:

Gates, A.E., and Olsen, P.E., 2003, Geology of the Lower Hudson Valley, 2001 New York State Geological Association Field Trip Guide Book, New York State Geological Association, New York State Museum, Albany, v. 73 (2001), 204 p. To purchase this guidebook see: http://www.nysgaonline.org

Huber, P., McDonald, N.G., Olsen, P. E., 2003, Early Jurassic insects from the Newark Supergroup, northeastern North United States, in LeTourneau, P. M. and Olsen, P. E. (eds.), The Great Rift Valleys of Pangea in Eastern North America, vol .2: Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Paleontology, Columbia University Press, New York, p. 206-223. download a .pdf of this paper (4.0 MB).

LeTourneau, P.M. and Olsen, P.E., 2003, Introduction. in LeTourneau, P. M. and Olsen, P. E. (eds.), The Great Rift Valleys of Pangea in Eastern North America, vol 1: Tectonics, Structure, and Volcanism, Columbia University Press, p. 1-3. download a .pdf of this paper (0.4 MB).

Olsen, P.E., Kent, D.V., Et-Touhami, M., 2003, Chronology and stratigraphy of the Fundy and related Nova Scotia offshore basins and Morocco based on core and outcrop. in Brown, D. (ed.), Conventional Core Workshop, Geological Society of America (NE Section) and Atlantic Geoscience Society, Halifax, p. 51-63. download a .pdf of this paper (7.4 MB).

Olsen, P.E., Kent, D. V., Et-Touhami, M., and Puffer, J.H., 2003, Cyclo-, magneto-, and bio-stratigraphic constraints on the duration of the CAMP event and its relationship to the Triassic-Jurassic boundary, in Hames, W.E., McHone, J.G., Renne, P.R, Ruppel, C. (eds.), The Central Atlantic Magmatic Province: Insights From Fragments of Pangea, Geophysical Monograph Series, v. 136, p. 7-32. download a .pdf of this paper (5.9 MB).

Olsen, P.E., Kent, D.V., Sues, H.-D., Koeberl, C., Huber, H., Montanari, A., Rainforth, E. C., Fowell, S J., Szajna, M.J., and Hartline, B.W., 2003, Ascent of dinosaurs linked to an iridium anomaly at the Triassic-Jurassic boundary (Reply to Thulborn). Science, v. 301, p. 169. download a .pdf of the comment and reply as they appeared in Science; download a .pdf of the full text of the reply; download a .pdf of the comment by Thulborn.

Olsen, P.E. and McHone, J.G., 2003, Part II: Introduction [The Central Atlantic Large Igneous Province], in LeTourneau, P.M. and Olsen, P.E. (eds.), The Great Rift Valleys of Pangea in Eastern North America, vol. 1: Tectonics, Structure, and Volcanism, Columbia University Press, p. 137-140. download a .pdf of this paper (0.1 MB).

Olsen, P.E. and Rainforth, E.C., 2003, The "Age of Dinosaurs" in the Newark basin, with special reference to the lower Hudson Valley. in Gates, A.E., (ed.) and Olsen, P. E., (organizer), Geology of the Lower Hudson Valley, 2001 New York State Geological Association Field Trip Guide Book, New York State Geological Association, New York State Museum, Albany, v. 73 (2001), p. 59-176. download a .pdf of this paper (50 MB).

Olsen, P.E. and Rainforth, E.C., 2003, The Early Jurassic ornithischian dinosaurian ichnogenus Anomoepus, in LeTourneau, P. M. and Olsen, P. E. (eds.), The Great Rift Valleys of Pangea in Eastern North America, vol .2: Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Paleontology, Columbia University Press, p. 314-367. download a .pdf of this paper (5.9 MB).

Olsen, P.E., Whiteside, J.H., and Huber, P., 2003, Causes and consequences of the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction as seen from the Hartford basin. in Brady, J. B. and Cheney, J.T. (eds.) Guidebook for Field Trips in the Five College Region, 95th New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, Department of Geology, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, p. B5-1 - B5-41. download a ,pdf of this paper (3.8 MB).

Schlische, R.W., Withjack, M.O., Olsen, P.E., 2003, Relative timing of CAMP, rifting, continental breakup, and basin inversion: tectonic significance, in Hames, W.E., McHone, J.G., Renne, P.R, Ruppel, C. (eds.), The Central Atlantic Magmatic Province: Insights From Fragments of Pangea, Geophysical Monograph Series, v. 136, p. 61-75. download a ,pdf of this paper (2 MB).

Sues, H.-D., Olsen, P.E., and Carter, J.G., 2003, A new crocodylomorph archosaur from the Upper Triassic of North Carolina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 23, p. 329-343. download a .pdf of this paper (4.9 MB).

2002:

Olsen, P.E., 2002, Field Guide for Non-marine Boundary Events in the Newark Basin (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut), Eastern United States and their Litho-, Chrono- and Biostratigraphic Context. Guidebooks for Field Workshops of IGCP 458. (download a .pdf preprint of this paper: 10 MB).

Olsen, P. E., Kent, D. V., Sues, H.-D., Koeberl, C., Huber, H., Montanari, A., Rainforth, E. C., Fowell, S. J., Szajna, M. J., and Hartline, B. W., 2002, Ascent of dinosaurs linked to an iridium anomaly at the Triassic-Jurassic boundary. Science, v. 296, p. 1305-1307. Download a .pdf of this paper. Download the supplemental material.

Olsen, P.E., Koeberl, C., Huber, H., Montanari, A., Fowell, S.J., Et-Touhami, M., Kent, D.V., 2002, The continental Triassic-Jurassic boundary in central Pangea: recent progress and discussion of an Ir anomaly. Geological Society of America, Special Paper 356, p. 505-522. Request a real reprint of this paperdownload a .pdf of this paper.

Olsen, P.E. and Rainforth, E.C., 2002, The "Age of Dinosaurs" in the Newark Basin. American Paleontologist, v. 10, no. 2, p. 2-5. download a .pdf of this paper (2 MB).

Withjack, M.O., Schlische, R.W., and Olsen, P.E., 2002, Rift-basin structure and its influence on sedimentary systems. In Robin Renaut, R. W. and Ashley, G.M., eds., Sedimentation in Continental Rifts, SEPM Special Publication No. 73, p57-81. download a .pdf of this paper (15 MB!).

2001:

Colbert, E.H. and Olsen, P.E., 2001, A New and Unusual Aquatic Reptile from the Lockatong Formation of New Jersey (Late Triassic, Newark Supergroup). Novitates No. 3334, p. 1-24. Request a real reprint of this paper from LDEO (Olsen), or download a .pdf of this paper, or buy a real one one from the Scientific Publications Distribution department of the American Museum of Natural History Library scipubs@amnh.org.

2000:

Kent, D.V. and Olsen, P.E., 2000, Magnetic polarity stratigraphy and paleolatitude of the Triassic--Jurassic Blomidon Formation in the Fundy basin (Canada): implications for early Mesozoic tropical climate gradients. Earth And Planetary Science Letters, v. 179, no. 2. p. 311-324. Request a real reprint of this paper  Download a .pdf of this paper.

Kent, D.V. and P.E. Olsen, 2000, Implications of a new astronomical time scale for the Late Triassic, in Bachmann, G. and Lerche, I. (eds.), Epicontinental Triassic, Volume 3, Zentralblatt fur Geologie und Palaontologie, VIII, p. 1463-1474. Request a real reprint of this paper.

Olsen, P.E., Koeberl, C, Huber, H. and Montanari, A., 2000, Progress in the search for an impact layer at the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary in Eastern North America. in Catastrophic Events and Mass Extinctions, LPI, Contributions. Download a .pdf of this manuscript. see also: The International Conference on Catastrophic Events and Mass Extinctions: Impacts and Beyond and a www site that shows is a facsimile of the poster session presented at that conference (http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~polsen/nbcp/snowbird4.html)

Olsen, P.E. and Kent, D.V. 2000, High resolution early Mesozoic Pangean climatic transect in lacustrine environments, in Bachmann, G. and Lerche, I. (eds.), Epicontinental Triassic, Volume 3, Zentralblatt fur Geologie und Palaontologie, VIII, p. 1475-1496. Download a .pdf of this paper (9.1 MB).

Olsen, P.E., Kent, D.V., Fowell, S.J., Schlische, R.W., Withjack, M.O., and LeTourneau, P.M., 2000, Implications of a comparison of the stratigraphy and depositional environments of the Argana (Morocco) and Fundy (Nova Scotia, Canada) Permian-Jurassic basins, in Oujidi, M. and Et-Touhami, M., eds., Le Permien et le Trias du Maroc, Actes de la Premier Reunion su Groupe Marocain du Permien et du Trias: Oujda, Hilal Impression, p. 165-183. Download a .pdf of this paper (4.9 MB).

Olsen, P.E., Sues, H-D., and Norell, M.A., 2000, First record of Erpetosuchus (Reptilia: Archosauria) from the Late Triassic of North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 20, no. 4, p. 633-636. Download a pdf of this paper.

Sues, H.-D., P.E. Olsen, D.M. Scott, and P.S. Spencer, 2000, Cranial osteology of Hypsognathus fenneri, a latest Triassic procolophonid reptile from the Newark Supergroup of eastern North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology v. 20, p. 275-284.  Download a .pdf of this paper

1999:

Kent, D.V. and Olsen, P.E., 1999, Astronomically tuned geomagnetic polarity time scale for the Late Triassic, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 104, p. 12,831-12,841. Download a .pdf of this paper (2.1 MB).

Olsen, P.E., 1999, Giant Lava Flows, Mass Extinctions, and Mantle Plumes. [perspective on Marzoli, et al.]. Science v. 284, no. 5414, p. 604 - 605. Request a real reprint of this paper  or  Download a .pdf of the paper.

Olsen, P.E. and Kent, D.V., 1999, Long-period Milankovitch cycles from the Late Triassic and Early Jurassic of eastern North America and their implications for the calibration of the early Mesozoic time scale and the long-term behavior of the planets. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (series A), v. 357, p. 1761-1787. Download a .pdf of this paper (738 KB) or Request a reprint of this paper.

Olsen, P.E. and Kent, D.V., and Raeside, R., 1999, International workshop for a climatic, biotic, and tectonic, pole-to-pole coring transect of Triassic-Jurassic Pangea. Newsletter, ICDP (Potsdam), v. 1, p. 16-20. Download a .pdf of this paper (92 KB).

Sues, H.D. and Olsen, P.E., 1999, A Late Triassic traversodont cynodont from the Newark Supergroup of North Carolina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology v. 19. no. 2, p. 351-354. Download a .pdf of this paper (738 KB).

1998:

Olsen, P. E., 1998, Review of "Ecology and Evolution: The Pace of Life" by K. D. Bennett. Quarterly Review of Biology, v. 73, p. 207-208.

Olsen, P. E. and Huber, P., 1996, The oldest Late Triassic footprint assemblage from North America (Pekin Formation, Deep River basin, North Carolina, USA). Southeastern Geology, v. 38, no. 2, p. 77-90. Go to a www facsimile of this paper.

Olsen, P. E., Smith, J. B., and McDonald, N. G., 1998, Type material of the type species of the classic theropod footprint genera Eubrontes, Anchisauripus, and Grallator (Early Jurassic, Hartford and Deerfield basins, Connecticut and Massachusetts, USA). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 18, no. 3, p. 586-601. Download a .pdf of this paper (19.6 MB).

Withjack, M. O., Schlische, R. W., and Olsen, P. E., 1998, Diachronous rifting, drifting, and inversion on the passive margin of Eastern North America: An analog for other passive margins. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 82, no. 5A, p. 817-835.

1997:

Axsmith, B. J., Taylor, T. N., Fraser, N. C., Olsen, P. E., 1997, An occurrence of the Gondwanan plant Fraxinopsis in the Upper Triassic of eastern North America. Modern Geology, v. 21n. 3, p. 299-308.

Kent, D. V. and Olsen, P. E., 1997, Magnetostratigraphy and paleopoles from the Late Triassic Dan River-Danville basin: interbasin correlation of continental sediments and a test of the tectonic coherence of Newark rift basins in eastern North America. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 109, no. 3, p. 366-377.  Download a .pdf of this paper.

Olsen, P. E. 1997. Stratigraphic record of the early Mesozoic breakup of Pangea in the Laurasia-Gondwana rift system. Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Science v. 25, p. 337-401. Download a pdf of this paper (3.5 MB).

Olsen, P. E. and Huber, P., 1997, Stop 3: Triangle Brick Quarry. In Clark, T. W. (ed), TRIBI: Triassic Basin Initiative, Abstracts with Programs and Field Trip Guidebook, Duke University, Durham, p. 22-29. Download a .pdf of this paper (4.1 MB).

Weems, R. E. and Olsen, P. E., 1997, Synthesis and revision of groups within the Newark Supergroup, eastern North America. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 109, no. 2, p. 195-209.  Download a .pdf of this paper.

1996:

Fraser, N. C., Grimaldi, D. A., Olsen, P. E., and Axsmith, B., 1996, A Triassic Lagerstätte from Eastern North America. Nature, v. 380, p. 615-619.  Download a .pdf of this paper (1.5 MB).

Fraser, N. C., and Olsen, P. E., 1996, A new dinosauromorph ichnogenus from the Triassic of Virginia. Jeffersoniana, no. 7, p. 1-17. Download a .pdf of this paper (3.2 MB).

LeTourneau, P. M. and Olsen, P. E. (eds.), 1996, Aspects of Triassic-Jurassic Rift Basin Geoscience: Abstracts. Connecticut Geological and Natural History Survey Miscellaneous Reports 1, 57 pp.

Olsen, P. E., Kent, D V., Cornet, B., Witte, W. K., and Schlische, R. W., 1996, High-resolution stratigraphy of the Newark rift basin (Early Mesozoic, Eastern North America): Geological Society of America, v. 108, 40-77.  Download a .pdf of this paper.

Olsen, P. E. and Kent, D. V., 1996, Milankovitch climate forcing in the tropics of Pangea during the Late Triassic. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology, v. 122, p. 1-26. Download a .pdf of this paper.

Olsen P. E, Schlische R. W, Fedosh M. S., 1996, 580 ky duration of the Early Jurassic flood basalt event in eastern North America estimated using Milankovitch cyclostratigraphy. in Morales, M. (ed.) The Continental Jurassic, Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin 60, p. 11-22. Download a .pdf of this paper (2.5 MB).

Sues, H.-D., Shubin, N. H., Olsen, P. E., and Amaral, W. W., 1996, On the cranial structure of a new protosuchid (Archosauria: Crocodyliformes) from the McCoy Brook Formation (Lower Jurassic) of Nova Scotia, Canada. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 16, no. 1, p. 34-41.

1995:

Ackermann, R. V., Schlische, R. W., and Olsen, P. E., 1995, Synsedimentary collapse of portions of the lower Blomidon Formation (Late Triassic), Fundy rift basin, Nova Scotia. Canadian Journal of Earth Science, v. 32, p. 1965-1976 . Download a .pdf of this paper. (3.5 MB).

Fowell, S. J. and Olsen, P. E., 1995, Time calibration of Triassic/Jurassic microfloral turnover, eastern North America [reply]. Tectonophysics, v. 245, no. 1-2, p. 93-99. Download a .pdf of this paper. (0.3 MB).

Kent, D. V., Olsen, P. E., and Witte, W. K., 1995, Late Triassic-Early Jurassic geomagnetic polarity and paleolatitudes from drill cores in the Newark rift basin (Eastern North America). Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 100 (B8), p. 14,965-14,998. Download a .pdf of this paper (5.8 MB).

Kent, D. V., Olsen, P. E., and Witte, W. K., 1995, Late Triassic-Earliest Jurassic geomagnetic polarity reference sequence from cyclic continental sediments of the Newark rift basin (eastern North America). Albertiana v. 16, p. 17-26.

Olsen, P. E., 1995, Paleontology and paleoenvironments of Early Jurassic age strata in the Walter Kidde Dinosaur Park (New Jersey, USA). in Baker, J. E. B., Field Guide and Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Geological Association of New Jersey, Geological Association of New Jersey, William Patterson College, Patterson, NJ., p. 156-190. Download a .pdf of this paper (27 MB).

Withjack, O. M., Olsen, P. E., and Schlische, R. W., 1995, Tectonic evolution of the Fundy rift basin, Canada: Evidence of extension and shortening during passive margin development. Tectonics, v. 14, no. 2, p. 390-405. Download a .pdf of this paper (8.2 MB).

1994:

Goldberg, D., Reynolds, D., Williams, C., Witte, W. K., Olsen, P. E., and Kent, D. V., 1994, Well logging results from the Newark Rift Basin Coring Project. Scientific Drilling, 4 (4-6), pp. 267-279. Download a .pdf of this paper (1.7 MB).

Olsen, P. E. and Johansson, A. K., 1994, Field guide to Late Triassic tetrapod sites in Virginia and North Carolina (Culpeper, Richmond, and Dan River Basins, Newark Supergroup): in Sues, H. D. and Fraser, N. (eds.), In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs, in Fraser, N. C. and Sues, H. D. (eds.), Cambridge University Press, p. 408-430.

Fowell, S. J., Cornet, B., and Olsen, P. E., 1994, Geologically rapid Late Triassic extinctions: Palynological evidence from the Newark Supergroup. In: Klein, G. D., (ed.) Pangaea: Paleoclimate, Tectonics and Sedimentation During Accretion, Zenith and Break-up of a Supercontinent. Geological Society of America Special Paper 288, p. 197-206. Download a .pdf of this paper (2.3 MB).

Shubin, N. H., Olsen, P. E., and Sues, H. D., 1994, Early Jurassic small tetrapods from the McCoy Brook Formation of Nova Scotia Canada: in N. C. Fraser and H. D. Sues (eds.), In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs, Cambridge University Press, p. 242-250.

Smoot, J. P. and Olsen, P. E., 1994, Climatic cycles as sedimentary controls of rift basin lacustrine deposits in the early Mesozoic Newark basin based on continuous core. in Lomando, A. J. and Harris, M., Lacustrine Depositional Systems, SEPM Core Workshop Notes, v. 19, p. 201-237. Download a .pdf of this paper (5.5 MB).

Sues, H., Olsen, P. E. and Kroehler, P. A., 1994, Small tetrapods from the Upper Triassic of the Richmond basin (Newark Supergroup Virginia: in N. C. Fraser and H. D. Sues (eds.), In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs, Cambridge University Press, p. 161-170. Download a .pdf of this paper (3.7 MB).

Sues, H.-D., Shubin, N. H., and Olsen, P. E., 1994, A new sphenodontian (Lepidosauria: Rhynchocephalia) from the McCoy Brook Formation (Lower Jurassic) of Nova Scotia, Canada. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 14, no. 3, p. 327-340. (download a .pdf of this paper: 1.9 MB)

1993:

Fowell, S. J., and Olsen, P. E., 1993. Time-calibration of Triassic/Jurassic microfloral turnover, eastern North America. Tectonophysics v. 222, p. 361-369. Download a .pdf of this paper (0.9 MB).

Lucas, S.G., Steiner, M.B., Huber, P., Hunt, A.P., Witte, W.K., Kent, D. V., and Olsen, P. E., 1993, Magnetostratigraphy and paleomagnetic poles from Late Triassic earliest Jurassic strata of the Newark basin: Discussion and reply. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 105, no. 9, p. 1260–1262. (Download a .pdf of this paper.)

Sues, H.-D. and Olsen, P. E., 1993, A new procolophonid and a new tetrapod of uncertain, possibly procolophonian affinities from the upper Triassic of Virginia: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 13, no. 3, p. 282-286. (download a .pdf of this paper: 1.0 MB)

Sues, H.-D., Baird, D., and Olsen, P. E., 1993, Redescription of Sphodrosaurus pennsylvanicus Colbert, 1960 (Reptilia) and a reassessment of its affinities: Annals of the Carnegie Museum, v. 62, no. 3, p. 245-253.

1992:

Behrensmeyer, A. K., Hook, R. W., Badgley, C. E., Boy, J. A., Chapman, R. E., Dodson, P., Gastaldo, R. A., Graham, R. W., Martin, L. D., Olsen, P. E., Spicer, R. A., Taggart, R. E., and Wilson, M. V. H., 1992, Paleoenvironmental context and taphonomic modes. in Behrensmeyer, A. K., Damuth, J. D., DiMichel, W. A., Potts, R., Sues, H. D., and Wing, S. L. (eds.) Terrestrial Ecosystems Through Time, ETE, University of Chicago Press, p. 16-136.

Olsen, P. E. and Kent, D. V., 1992, Field Trip to the south central Newark basin for the meeting of DOSECC: March 7, 1992. DOSECC, unpublished, 21 p. (download a .pdf of this paper: 1.7 MB)

Olsen, P. E. and Kent, D. V., 1992, Field Trip to the south central Newark basin for the 7th International Workshop on Fission-Track Thermochronology: July 15, 1992. Philadelphia, PA, unpublished, 21 p. (download a .pdf of this paper: 1.6 MB)

Olsen, P. E., McDonald, N. G., Huber, P., and Cornet, B., 1992, Stratigraphy and Paleoecology of the Deerfield rift basin (Triassic-Jurassic, Newark Supergroup), Massachusetts: in Robinson, P. and Brady, J. B. (eds.) Guidebook for Field Trips in the Connecticut Valley Region of Massachusetts and Adjacent States (vol. 2), New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 84th Annual Meeting, Contribution no. 66, Department of Geology and Geography, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, p. 488-535. (download a .pdf of this paper: 31.5 MB)

1991:

Anonymous [Kent, D. V. and Olsen, P. E.], 1991, Drilling completed in Newark Basin, CSD News, v. 2, no. 2, p. 1-2.

Olsen, P. E. and McCune, A. R., 1991, Morphology of the Semionotus elegans species group from the Early Jurassic part of the Newark Supergroup of Eastern North America with comments on the family Semionotidae (Neopterygii). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 11(3), 269-292. Download a .pdf of this paper.

Olsen, P. E., Froelich, A .J., Daniels, D. L., Smoot, J. P., and Gore, P. J. W., 1991, Rift basins of early Mesozoic age, in Horton, W., ed., Geology of the Carolinas, University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, p. 142-170. . (Download a .pdf of this paper).

Shubin, N., Crompton, A. W., Sues, H.-D., and Olsen, P. E., 1991, New fossil evidence on the sister-group of mammals and early Mesozoic faunal distributions: Science, 251, 1063-1065.  Download a .pdf of this paper.

Witte, W. K., Kent, D. V., and Olsen, P. E. , 1991, Magnetostratigraphy and paleomagnetic poles from Late Triassic-earliest Jurassic strata of the Newark basin: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 103, p. 1648-1662. Download a .pdf of this paper.

1990:

Cornet, B. and Olsen, P. E., 1990, Early to Middle Carnian (Triassic) flora and Fauna of the Richmond and Taylorsville basins, Virginia and Maryland, U.S.A.: Virginia Museum of Natural History, Guidebook, no. 1, 83 p. Download a .pdf of this paper.

Olsen, P. E., 1990, Tectonic, climatic, and biotic modulation of lacustrine ecosystems: examples from the Newark Supergroup of eastern North America, in Katz, B. (ed.), Lacustrine Basin Exploration: Case Studies and Modern Analogs, American Association Petroleum Geologists Memoir 50, p. 209-224. Download a .pdf of this paper (1.4 MB). Download a .pdf of this paper (22.6 MB !).

Olsen, P. E., Fowell, S. J., and Cornet, B., 1990, The Triassic-Jurassic boundary in continental rocks of eastern North America: a progress report: in Sharpton, V. L. and Ward, P. D. (eds.), Global Catastrophes in Earth History; an Interdisciplinary Conference on Impacts, Volcanism, and Mass Mortality, Geological Society of America Special Paper 247, 585-593. Download a .pdf of this paper.

Olsen, P. E. and Schlische, R. W., 1990, Transtensional arm of the early Mesozoic Fundy rift basin: penecontemporaneous faulting and sedimentation. Geology, 18, 695-698. Download a .pdf of this paper.

Olsen, P. E., and Kent, D., 1990, Continental Coring of the Newark Rift: EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 71, 385, 394. Download a .pdf of this paper.

Schlische, R. W., and Olsen, P. E., 1990, Quantitative filling models for continental extensional basins with applications to the early Mesozoic rifts of eastern North America: Journal of Geology, 98, 135-155. Download a .pdf of this paper (1.4 MB) Download a .pdf of this paper (10.6 MB !)

Sues, H.-D. and Olsen, P. E., 1990, Triassic vertebrates of Gondwana aspect from the Richmond basin of Virginia: Science, 249, 1020-1023. Download a .pdf of this paper (1.6 MB)

1989:

Manspeizer, W., deBoer, J., Costain, J. K, Froelich, A. J, Coruh, C., Olsen, P. E., McHone, G. J., Puffer, J. H., and Prowell, D.C., 1989, Post-Paleozoic activity. In Hatcher, R. D. Jr., Thomas, W. A., and Viele, G. W., eds., The Appalachian-Oachita Orogen in the United States: Boulder Colorado, Geological Society of America, The Geology of North America, v. F2, p. 319-384. Download a .pdf of this paper (8.2 MB)

Olsen, P. E. and Flynn, J., 1989, Field guide to the vertebrate paleontology of Late Triassic rocks in the southwestern Newark Basin (Newark Supergroup, New Jersey and Pennsylvania). The Mosasaur, 4, 1-35. Download a .pdf of this paper (79.8 MB!).

Olsen, P. E., Schlische, R. W., and Gore, P. J. W. (and others), 1989, Field Guide to the Tectonics, stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleontology of the Newark Supergroup, eastern North America. International Geological Congress, Guidebooks for Field Trips T351, 174 p. Download a .pdf of this paper (63.2 MB!).

Olsen, P. E., 1989, South American reptiles found in Virginia: second Triassic extinction constrained in North America, Lamont Newsletter, 19, 4-5. Download a .pdf of this paper (0.3 MB) Download a .pdf of this paper (12 MB).

Padian, K. and Olsen, P. E., 1989, Ratite footprints and the stance and gait of Mesozoic theropods: In D. D. Gillette and M.G. Lockley, Dinosaur Tracks and Traces. Cambridge University Press, 231-242. Download a .pdf of this paper (0.9 MB) Download a .pdf of this paper (18 MB).

1988:

Olsen, P. E., 1988, Continuity of strata in the Newark and Hartford Basins of the Newark Supergroup: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1776, p. 6-18. Download a .pdf of this paper (2.6 MB) Download a .pdf of this paper (13.6 MB).

Olsen, P. E., 1988, Paleoecology and Paleoenvironments of the Continental Early Mesozoic Newark Supergroup of Eastern North America: In ed. W. Manspeizer, Triassic-Jurassic Rifting and the opening of the Atlantic Ocean, Elsevier, Amsterdam, p. 185-230. Download a .pdf of this paper (3.0 MB). Download a .pdf of this paper (76.8 MB !!).

Olsen, P. E., Van Houten, F., and others, 1988, Field guide to the Late Triassic portion of the Newark basin section in the Delaware Valley, New Jersey: in Husch, J. M. and Hozic, M. J. (eds.), Geology of the Newark Basin, Field Guide and Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Geological Association of New Jersey, Geological Association of New Jersey, Rider College, Lawrenceville, p. 233-289. Download a .pdf of this paper 1.1 MB) Download a .pdf of this paper (26.8 MB !).

Olsen, P. E. and Schlische, R., 1988, Unraveling the rules of rifts. Lamont Yearbook, 1988, 26-31. Download a .pdf of this paper (0.8 MB) Download a .pdf of this paper (12.3 MB).

Olsen, P. E., Shubin, N. H. and Anders, P. E., 1988, Triassic-Jurassic extinctions [reply to comment by Padian]. Science, 241, 1359-1360. Download a .pdf of this paper.

Schlische, R. W. and Olsen, P. E., 1988, Structural evolution of the Newark basin: in Husch, J. M. and Hozic, M. J. (eds.), Geology of the Newark Basin, Field Guide and Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Geological Association of New Jersey, Geological Association of New Jersey, Rider College, Lawrenceville, p. 44-65. Download a .pdf of this paper (0.7 MB) Download a .pdf of this paper (13.6 MB !).

Smoot, J. and Olsen, P. E., 1988, Massive mudstones in basin analysis and paleoclimatic interpretation of the Newark Supergroup: W. Manspeizer, Triassic-Jurassic Rifting and the opening of the Atlantic Ocean, Elsevier, Amsterdam, p. 249-274. Download a .pdf of this paper (4.7 MB).

Spiker, E. C., Kurt, R. K., Hatcher, P., Gottfried, R. M., Horan, M. F. and Olsen, P. E., 1988, Source of kerogen in black shales from the Hartford and Newark basins, eastern U.S.: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1776, 63-68. Download a .pdf of this paper (1.8 MB).

1987:

Olsen, P. E., Shubin, N. H. and Anders, P. E., 1987, New Early Jurassic tetrapod assemblages constrain Triassic-Jurassic tetrapod extinction event. Science, v. 237, p. 1025-1029. Download a .pdf of this paper.

Sues, H.-D., Olsen, P. E., and Shubin, N. H., 1987, A diapsid faunule from the Lower Jurassic of Nova Scotia, Canada: in P. M. Currie and E. H. Koster (eds.), 4th Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems, Drumheller: Short Papers: Occasional Papers of the Tyrell Museum of Palaeontology., v. 3, p. 205-207. Download a .pdf of this paper (2.5 MB).

1986:

Olsen, P. E., 1986, A 40-million-year lake record of early Mesozoic climatic forcing. Science, v. 234, p. 842-848. Download a .pdf of this paper (4 MB).

Olsen, P. E., 1986, Impact Theory: Is the past the key to the future? Lamont- Doherty Geological Observatory Yearbook, (1985-1986), p. 5-10. Download a .pdf of this paper (0.17 MB) Download a .pdf of this paper (17.2 MB !)

Olsen, P. E., 1986, Discovery of earliest Jurassic reptile assemblage from Nova Scotia implies catastrophic end to Triassic: Lamont (Newsletter), v. 12, p. 1-3. Download a .pdf of this paper (1.5 MB).

Olsen, P. E., 1986, Milankovitch cycles in Early Mesozoic rift basins of Eastern North America provide physical stratigraphy and time scale for understanding basin evolution: Lamont (Newsletter), v. 13, 5-6. Download a .pdf of this paper (3.8 MB).

Olsen, P. E. and Baird, D., 1986, The ichnogenus Atreipus and its significance for Triassic Biostratigraphy: In K. Padian (ed.), The Beginning of the Age of Dinosaurs, Faunal Change Across the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary, Cambridge University Press, New York, p. 61-87. Download a .pdf of this paper (19 MB!).

Olsen, P. E. and Padian, K., 1986, Earliest records of Batrachopus from the Southwest U.S., and a revision of some Early Mesozoic crocodilomorph ichnogenera: In K. Padian (ed.), The Beginning of the Age of Dinosaurs, Faunal Change Across the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary, Cambridge University Press, New York, p. 259-273. Download a .pdf of this paper (1.1 MB) Download a .pdf of this paper (25.0 MB !)

Olsen, P. E. and Sues, H.-D., 1986, Correlation of the continental Late Triassic and Early Jurassic sediments, and patterns of the Triassic-Jurassic tetrapod transition: In K. Padian (ed.), The Beginning of the Age of Dinosaurs, Faunal Change Across the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary, Cambridge University Press, New York, p. 321-351. Download a .pdf of this paper (2.0 MB) Download a .pdf of this paper (36.3 MB !)

1985:

Cornet, B. and Olsen, P. E., 1985, A summary of the biostratigraphy of the Newark Supergroup of eastern North America, with comments on early Mesozoic provinciality: In R. Weber (ed.) Symposio Sobre Flores del Triasico Tardio st Fitografia y Paleoecologia, Memoria. Proc. II) Latin-American Congress on Paleontology (1984), Instituto de Geologia Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, p. 67-81. Download a .pdf of this paper (0.5 MB) Download a .pdf of this paper (20.5 MB !)

Froelich, A. J. and Olsen, P. E., 1985, Newark Supergroup, a revision of the Newark Group in eastern North America: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 946, p. 1-3. Download a .pdf of this paper (0.2 MB) Download a .pdf of this paper (2.1 MB !)

Olsen, P. E., 1985, Constraints on the formation of lacustrine microlaminated sediments: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 946, p. 34-35. Download a .pdf of this paper (0.4 MB)

Olsen, P. E., 1985, Distribution of organic-rich lacustrine rocks in the early Mesozoic Newark Supergroup: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 946, p. 61-64. Download a .pdf of this paper (1.7 MB)

Smoot, J. and Olsen, P. E., 1985, Massive mudstones in basin analysis and paleoclimatic interpretation of the Newark Supergroup: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 946, p. 29-33. Download a .pdf of this paper (2.2 MB)

Turner-Peterson, C. E., Olsen, P. E., Nuccio, V. F., 1985, Modes of uranium occurrence in the Newark Basin, New Jersey and Pennsylvania: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 946, p. 120-124. Download a .pdf of this paper (3.1 MB)

1984:

Froelich, A .J. and Olsen, P. E., 1984, Newark Supergroup, a revision of the Newark Group in eastern North America: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1537-A, 1984, A55-A58. Download a .pdf of this paper (0.3 MB) Download a .pdf of this paper (2.6 MB !)

Olsen, P. E., 1984, The skull and pectoral girdle of the parasemionotid fish Watsonulus eugnathoides from the Early Triassic Sakamena Group of Madagascar, with comments on the relationships of the holostean fishes: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology v. 4, p. 481-499. Download a .pdf of this paper (1.8 MB) Download a .pdf of this paper (32.3 MB !).

Olsen, P. E., 1984, Periodicity of lake-level cycles in the Late Triassic Lockatong Formation of the Newark Basin (Newark Supergroup, New Jersey and Pennsylvania): In A. Berger, J. Imbrie, J. Hays, G. Kukla, B. Saltzman (eds.), Milankovitch and Climate, NATO Symposium, D. Reidel Publishing Co., Pt. 1, p. 129-146. Download a .pdf of this paper.

Olsen, P. E. and Galton, P. M., 1984, A review of the reptile and amphibian assemblages from the Stormberg of southern Africa, with special emphasis on the footprints and the age of the Stormberg: Palaeontologia africana, Haughton Memorial Volume, p. 92-116. Download a .pdf of this paper (2.1 MB) Download a .pdf of this paper (39.6 MB !).

McCune, A.R., Thomson, K.S., and Olsen, P. E., 1984, Semionotid fishes from the Mesozoic Great Lakes of North America: In Echelle, A. A. and Kornfield, I. (eds.), Evolution of Species Flocks, University of Maine at Orono Press, Orono, p. 27-44. Download a .pdf of this paper (4.5 MB).

Padian, K. and Olsen, P. E., 1984, The fossil trackway Pteraichnus: not pterosaurian, but crocodilian: Journal of Paleontology, v. 58, p. 178-184. Download a .pdf of this paper (0.54 MB). Download a .pdf of this paper (16.0 MB).

Padian, K. and Olsen, P. E., 1984, Footprints of the Komodo Dragon and the trackways of fossil reptiles: Copeia, 1984, p. 662-671. Download a .pdf of this paper (0.75 MB). Download a .pdf of this paper (11.3 MB).

1975-1982:

Manspeizer, W. and Olsen, P. E., 1981, Rift basins of the passive margin: tectonics, organic-rich lacustrine sediments, basin analysis. In W. Hobbs, III (ed.), Field Guide to the Geology of the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Tertiary rocks of New Jersey and the central Hudson Valley. New York: Petroleum Exploration Society of New York, p. 25-105. Download a .pdf of this paper (4.5 MB). Download a .pdf of this paper (112.4 MB !!).

Olsen, P. E., McCune, A. R. and Thomson, K. S., 1982, Correlation of the early Mesozoic Newark Supergroup by Vertebrates, principally fishes: American Journal of Science, v. 282, p. 1-44. Download a .pdf of this paper (2.2 MB) Download a .pdf of this paper (41 MB !).

Olsen, P. E. and Hubert, J. F, 1981, Comment and Reply on "Eolian dune field of Late Triassic age, Fundy Basin, Nova Scotia": Geology, v. 9, p. 557-559. Download a .pdf of this paper (1 MB).

Olsen, P. E., 1980, The Latest Triassic and Early Jurassic Formations of the Newark Basin (Eastern North America, Newark Supergroup): Stratigraphy, Structure, and Correlation: New Jersey Academy of Science Bulletin, v. 25, p. 25-51. Download a .pdf of this paper (2 MB). Download a .pdf of this paper (42 MB !).

Olsen, P. E., 1980, Comparison of the vertebrate assemblages from the Newark and Hartford basins (Early Mesozoic, Newark Supergroup) of eastern North America: In Jacobs, L. L. (ed.), Aspects of Vertebrate History. Flagstaff, Museum of Northern Arizona Press, p. 35-53. Download a .pdf of this paper (2.2 MB).

Olsen, P. E., 1980, Fossil great: lakes of the Newark Supergroup in New Jersey: In W. Manspeizer (ed.), Field Studies in New Jersey Geology and Guide to Field Trips, 52nd Ann. Mtg. New York State Geol. Assoc., Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Newark, Rutgers University, p. 352-398. Download a .pdf of this paper (2.2 MB).

Olsen, P. E., 1980, Triassic and Jurassic formations of the Newark Basin: In W. Manspeizer (ed.), Field Studies in New Jersey Geology and Guide to Field Trips, 52nd Ann. Mtg. New York State Geol. Assoc., Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Newark, Rutgers University, p. 2-39. Download a .pdf of this paper (2.7 MB) Download a .pdf of this paper (59.1 MB!).

Olsen, P. E., 1979, New aquatic eosuchian from the Newark Supergroup (Late Triassic-Early Jurassic) of North Carolina and Virginia: Postilla, v. 176, 14 p. Download a .pdf of this paper (1.5 MB).  Download a .pdf of this paper (34.5 MB !).

Olsen, P. E., 1978, On the use of the term Newark for Triassic and Early Jurassic rocks of eastern North America: Newsletters on Stratigraphy, v. 7, p. 90-95.  Download a .pdf of this paper (4.1 MB).

Olsen, P. E., Remington, C. L., Cornet, B., and Thomson, K. S., 1978, Cyclic change in Late Triassic lacustrine communities: Science, v. 201, p. 729-733. Download a .pdf of this paper.

Olsen, P. E., 1977, Stop 1 - Triangle Brick Quarry: In G. L. Bain and B. W. Harvey (eds.), Field Guide to the Geology of the Durham Triassic Basin, Raleigh: Carolina Geological Society. p. 59-60. Download a .pdf of this paper (908 KB).

Olsen, P. E. and Galton, P. M., 1977, Triassic-Jurassic tetrapod extinctions: are they real? Science, v. 197, p. 983-986. Download a .pdf of this paper.

Olsen, P. E., 1975, The Microstratigraphy of the Roseland Quarry (Early Jurassic, Newark Supergroup, New Jersey): Open File Report, Essex County Park Commission, Newark, New Jersey, +101 p: DOI: 10.13140/2.1.3173.9842 Download a .pdf of this paper (4.9 MB) Download a .pdf of this paper (190.5 MB!!).

Ph.D. Thesis

Olsen, P. E., 1984, Comparative Paleolimnology of the Newark Supergroup: A Study of Ecosystem evolution: Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, Biology Department, Yale University, 724 p.

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