Barry S. Kues

Ph.D., Indiana University, 1974 (Emeritus Professor)
Office: Northrop Hall Rm. 148; 277-3626. Email:bkues@unm.edu

Research and Academic Interests:

My research interests involve the taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and paleoecology of late Paleozoic and Cretaceous marine invertebrates, in order to better understand the composition and variability of marine communities in New Mexico during these times. Most studies focus on the gastropod, bivalve, and brachiopod components of these communities, but other groups, such as trilobites, eurypterids, decapod crustaceans, crinoids, and asterozoans have also been the subject of detailed investigations. Related areas of interest include Pennsylvanian and Permian stratigraphy and the history of geological and paleontological study in New Mexico.

List of Related Web Links:

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Listing of Recent Publications:

Kues, B.S., 2008. The Paleontology of New Mexico, University of New Mexico Press, 432 p.

Webster, G.D. and Kues, B.S., 2006, Pennsylvanian crinoids of New Mexico, New Mexico Geology, 28, 3-36.

Kues, B.S., 2004. Stratigraphy and brachiopod and molluscan paleontology of the Red Tanks Formation (Madera Group) near the Pennsylvanian-Permian boundary, Lucero uplift, west-central New Mexico, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin, 25, 143-209.

Kues, B.S. and Giles, K.A., 2004. The late Paleozoic Ancestral Rocky Mountains system in New Mexico, The Geology of New Mexico, a geologic history (G.H. Mack and K.A. Giles, editors), New Mexico Geological Society Special Publication, 11, 95-136.

“Pennsylvanian trilobites from the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains, north-central
New Mexico”, in Brister, B. S. et al. (eds.), Geology of the Taos region: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 55, p. 326-334 (2004).

“The late Paleozoic Ancestral Rocky Mountains system in New Mexico”, in Mack, G. H. and Giles, K. A. (eds.), The geology of New Mexico, a geologic history: New Mexico Geological Society, Special Publication 11, p. 95-136 (2004) (B. S. Kues and K. A. Giles).

“Marine invertebrate assemblages from the Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian) Holder Formation, Dry Canyon, Sacramento Mountains, south-central New Mexico”, New Mexico Geology, v. 26, p. 43-54 (2004).

“Stratigraphy and brachiopod and molluscan paleontology of the Red Tanks Formation (Madera Group) near the Pennsylvanian-Permian boundary, Lucero uplift, west-central New Mexico,” New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 25, p. 143-209 (2004).

“A Late Permian Chinese gastropod species, possibly larval, in the Middle Pennsylvanian of New Mexico”, Journal of Paleontology, v. 78, p. 420-423 (2004) (B. S. Kues, R. L. Batten, D. H. Erwin, and P. Hua-Zhang).

“A Late Pennsylvanian outer shelf marine fauna from a highstand systems tract, Derry Hills, south-central New Mexico”, New Mexico Geology, v. 24, p. 121-130 (2002) (B. S. Kues, K. A. Giles, G. H. Mack, and T. F. Lawton)

“Homeomorphy in the Asteroidea (Echinodermata): a new Late Cretaceous genus and species from Colorado”, Journal of Paleontology, v. 76, p. 1007-1013 (2002) (D. B. Blake and B. S. Kues).

“A marine invertebrate fauna from the upper part of the Panther Seep Formation (earliest Wolfcampian) near Hembrillo Pass, San Andres Mountains, south-central New Mexico”, in Lueth, V. W. et al. (eds.), Geology of White Sands: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 53, p. 241-256 (2002).

“Invertebrate paleontology of the Bursum Formation type section (latest Pennsylvanian), Socorro County, New Mexico”, in Lueth, V. W. et al. (eds.), Geology of White Sands: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 53, p. 193-209 (2002).

“New genera and species of Middle Pennsylvanian gastropods from west Texas”, Journal of Paleontology, v. 76, p. 52-62 (2002).

“The Pennsylvanian system in New Mexico—overview with suggestions for revision of stratigraphic nomenclature”, New Mexico Geology, v. 23, p. 103-122 (2001).

“Nearshore fauna of the Tucumcari Formation (Lower Cretaceous, Albian), Quay County, New Mexico”, in Lucas, S. G. and Ulmer-Scholle, D. S. (eds.), Geology of the Llano Estacado: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 52, p. 229-249 (2001) (B. S. Kues and S. G. Lucas).

“Middle Pennsylvanian gastropods from the Flechado Formation, north-central New Mexico”, The Paleontological Society, Memoir 54, 95 p., supplement to Journal of Paleontology, v. 75, no. 1 (2001) (B. S. Kues and R. L. Batten).

“New bivalve taxa from the basal Tucumcari Formation (Cretaceous, Albian) of New Mexico, and the biostratigraphic significance of the basal Tucmcari fauna”, Journal of Paleontology, v. 71, p. 820-839 (1997).

“Decapod crustaceans from the Semilla Sandstone Member, Mancos Shale (Upper Cretaceous), north-central New Mexico”, Journal of Paleontology, v. 70, p. 111-116 (1996) (E. K. Toolson and B. S. Kues).




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