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Faculty

Dr. Allen Kihm
allen.kihm@minotstateu.edu
(701) 858-3864 Office 119 CMSC

Geology 101 - Environmental Geology
Geology 105 - Physical Geology
Geology 106 - Historical Geology
Geology 260 - Energy Resources
Geology 300 - Geologic Field Methods
Geology 311 - Paleontology
Geology 471 - Stratigraphy and Sedimentation

Fossil Mammals
Fossil Bird Tracks
Fossil Lake
Antarctica 1999 & 2003

Dr. Kihm earned his B.S. degree in 1973 from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a major in Biology. He was elected the first president of the Lamda Omicron Chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national honorary society for undergraduate biologists. He earned an M.S. degree in Geology (Paleontology) from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1975. He recieved his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado with a degree in Geology (Vertebrate Paleontology). He began teaching at Minot State in the Fall of 1984 where he has taught a variety of introductory geology courses in addtion to advanced courses in paleontology and stratigraphy. He was elected to the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in 1973 and to Sigma Xi in 1985. He is a Life member of the North Dakota Academy of Science, for which he served as President in 1997-98. His research interests are early Tertiary mammals of western North America. Current research projects include latest Eocene small mammals from southwestern North Dakota in cooperation with the Pioneer Trails Regional Museum in Bowman, North Dakota.

Publications: (* pdf available on request)

*Kihm, A.J., (in press). Rodents from the Chadronian (latest Eocene) Medicine Pole Hills local fauna, North Dakota. Part 1. Eutypomyidae, Cylindrodontidae, and Pipestoneomys. Paludicola

Webster, J.R. and Kihm, A.J., 2009. Heavy mineral analysis and correlation of late Eocene sandstones of the Williston Basin. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 41(7):690.

Webster, J.R. and Kihm, A.J., 2009. Heavy mineral analysis and correlation of North Dakota late Eocene sandstones. Proceedings North Dakota Academy of Sciences 63:83.

*Kihm, A.J., and Schumaker, K.K., 2008. Domnina (Mammalia, Soricomorpha) from the latest Eocene (Chadronian) Medicine Pole Hills local fauna of North Dakota. Paludicola 7(1):26-36.

*Schumaker, K.K., and Kihm, A.J., 2006. Multituberculates from the Medicine Pole Hills local fauna (Chadronian) of Bowman County, North Dakota. Paludicola 6:9-21.

Schumaker, K.K., and Kihm, A.J., 2005. Ectypodus lovei (Multituberculata) from the Medicine Pole Hills Local Fauna (Early Chadronian) of Bowman County, North Dakota. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 25(supplement to no. 3): 111A.

Hartman, J.H., Secord, R., Hunter, J.P., and Kihm, A.J., 2005. Revised chronostratigraphic framework for the uppermost Cretaceous and lower Paleogene strata of North Dakota. PaleoBios 25 (supplement to no. 2):57.

*Martin, J.E., Patrick, D., Kihm, A.J., Foit, F.F., Jr., and Grandstaff, D.E., 2005. Lithostratigraphy, geochronology, and rare earth element geochemistry of fossils at the classical Pleistocene Fossil Lake area, south central Oregon. Journal of Geology 113:139-155.

Kihm, Allen J., and Hartman, Joseph H., 2004. A reevaluation of the biochronology of the Brisbane and Judson Local Faunas (Late Paleocene) of North Dakota. Bulletin of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History 36:97-107.

Kihm, Allen J., and Hartman, Joseph H., 2004. The late Paleocene Judson Local Fauna, North Dakota. pp. 61-67. In: Hartman, J.H. (ed) Vertebrate paleontology of the High Plains - the late Mesozoic-Cenozoic record of North Dakota. University of North Dakota Department of Geology and Geological Engineering Contribution to Geology 54.

Kihm, Allen J., and Schumaker, Karew K., 2004. The Chadronian Medicine Pole Hills Local Fauna, North Dakota. pp. 77-84. In: Hartman, J.H. (ed) Vertebrate paleontology of the High Plains - the late Mesozoic-Cenozoic record of North Dakota. University of North Dakota Department of Geology and Geological Engineering Contribution to Geology 54.

Kihm, A.J., Krause, D.W., and Hartman, J.H. 2004. Fossil mammals of the Sentinel Butte Formation, late Paleocene, of North Dakota. Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain/Cordilleran Section, Abstracts with Programs, vol. 36(4):81.

Martin, James E., and Kihm, Allen J., 2003. Geochronology of the Pleistocene tephra sequence at Fossil Lake, Oregon. Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section, Abstracts with Programs, v. 35 (4): 21.

Schumaker, Karew K., and Kihm, Allen J., 2002. Ectypodus lovei from the Medicine Pole Hills local fauna (Chadronian, latest Eocene), Bowman County, ND. North Dakota Academy of Sciences Proceedings, vol 56:37.

Kihm, Allen J., Schumaker, Karew K., Warner-Evans, Colleen, and Pearson, Dean A., 2001. Marsupials from the Medicine Pole Hills Local Fauna (latest Eocene) of North Dakota. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21(supplement to no.3):67-68A.

Warner-Evans, Colleen, Karew K. Schumaker, Allen J. Kihm and Dean A. Pearson, 2001: Herpetotherium valens from the Medicine Pole Hills Local Fauna (Chadron Formation, Late Eocene), Bowman County, ND: North Dakota Academy of Science Proceedings vol. 55.

Kihm, A.J., and Hartman, J.H., 1997. A reevaluation of the biochronology of the Brisbane and Judson local faunas (Late Paleocene), North Dakota. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology17(supplement to no. 3):57A (abstract)

Hirsch, K.F., Kihm, A.J., and Zelenitsky, D.K., 1997. New eggshell of ratite morphotype with predation marks from the Eocene of Colorado. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
17(2):360-369.

Hartman, J.H., and Kihm, A.J., 1996. Bio-and Magnetostratigraphy of the uppermost Cretaceous and lower Tertiary strata of North Dakota. Sixth North American Paleontological Convention Abstracts with Papers. Paleontological Society Special Publication no. 8, page 163 (abstract)

Hartman, J.H., and Kihm, A.J., 1995. Age of Meek and Hayden's Fort Union Group (Paleocene), upper Missouri River, North Dakota-Montana. pp. 417-428 In: Hunter, L.D.V. and Schalla, R.A. (eds.) 7th International Williston Basin Symposium. Montana Geological Society, Billings, MT, 458 pp.

Kihm, A.J. and Hartman, J.H., 1995. Bird tracks from the Late Paleocene of North Dakota. N.D. Acad. Sci. Proc. 49:63 (Abstract).

Kihm, A.J., 1993. Late Paleocene mammalian biochronology of the Fort Union Group in North Dakota: Plesiadapis (Plesiadapiformes) from the Brisbane, Judson, and Wannagan Creek Quarry local faunas. pp. 26-27. In: Kihm, A.J., and Hartman, J.H., (eds.). The Marshall Lambert Symposium. Sponsored by the Pioneer Trails Museum, Bowman, North Dakota, Published by the North Dakota Geological Society, 86 pp.

Kihm, A.J., Hartman, J.H., and Krause, D.W., 1993. A new late Paleocene mammal local fauna from the Sentinel Butte Formation of North Dakota. J. Vertebrate Paleo. 13(supplement to no.3): 44A (Abstract).

Hartman, J.H., Peck, W.D., and Kihm, A.J., 1993. Paleocene stratigraphy of the Nesson Anticline: placement of the Bullion Creek-Sentinel Butte formational contact, Williams and McKenzie Counties, North Dakota. N.D. Acad. Sci. Proc. 47:49 (Abstract).

Hartman, J.H., Roth, B., and Kihm, A.J., 1993. A diverse assemblage of Paleocene nonmarine mollusks and mammals from the Sentinel Butte Formation of North Dakota. N.D. Acad. Sci. Proc. 47:50 (Abstract).

Hartman, J.H., and Kihm, A.J., 1992. Chronostratigraphy of Paleocene strata in the Williston Basin. pp. 52-75. In: Finkelman, R.B., Tewalt, S.J., and Daly, D.J., (eds.) Geology and utilization of Fort Union lignites. Environmental and Coal Associates, Reston VA.

Kihm, A.J., 1992. Two new species of adapid primates from the late Wasatchian of northwestern Colorado. Hunteria 3(1):1-6.

Kihm, A.J., 1992. Fossil vertebrates as a resource in research, education, and economics in North Dakota. N.D. Acad. Sci. Proc. 46:3 (Abstract)

Kihm, A.J., and Hartman, J.H., 1991. Titanoides primaevus, the first described mammal from North Dakota. N.D. Acad. Sci. Proc. 45:31 (Abstract).

Kihm, A.J., and J.H. Hartman, 1991. Age of the Sentinel Butte Formation, North Dakota. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology vol. 11, (supplement to no. 3):40A (Abstract)

Hartman, J. H., and A.J. Kihm, 1991. Stratigraphic distribution of Titanoides (Mammalia:
Pantodonta) in the Fort Union Group (Paleocene) of North Dakota. In: Christopher, J.E., and
Haidl, F. (eds.) Sixth International Williston Basin Symposium, Saskatchewan Geological
Society Special Publication No. 11, pp. 207-215.

Kihm, A.J., 1990. Stratigraphic distribution of Eumys in the BruleFormation of North Dakota and its biochronologic implications. N.D. Acad. Sci. Proc. 44:69 (Abstract).

Kihm, A.J., and J. H. Hartman, 1990. Chronostratigraphic implications of the mammal and
nonmarine mollusk record of the Paleocene Fort Union Group in North Dakota. N.D. Acad.
Sci. Proc. 44:70 (Abstract).

Martin, J.E., and A.J. Kihm, 1988. Unusual stratigraphic occurrence of plesiosaurs from the late Cretaceous of the Black Hills area, Wyoming and South Dakota. N.D. Acad. Sci. Proc. 42:12. (Abstract).

Kihm, A.J., 1987. Mammalian paleontology and geology of the Yoder Member, Chadron
Formation, east-central Wyoming. In: Martin, J. E. and G. S. Ostrander (eds) Papers in
Vertebrate Paleontology in Honor of Morton Green, Dakoterra v.3:28-45.

Kihm, A.J. and G. E. Lammers, 1986. Vertebrate biochronology of Oligocene sediments in
southwest North Dakota. N.D. Acad. Sci. Proc. 40:18 (Abstract).

Kihm, A.J. 1985. Paleontology in North Dakota: gradualism or punctuated stasis? N.D. Acad. Sci. Proc. 39:48 (Abstract).

Kihm, A.J., 1985. Mode and tempo of evolution: a model from early Eocene mammals of
Colorado. N.D. Acad. Sci. Proc. 39:9. (Abstract)

Bown, T. M., and A.J. Kihm, 1981. Xenicohippus , an unusual new hyracotheriine (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) from lower Eocene rocks of Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. J. Paleo. 55(1):257-270.

Kihm, A.J., and M.D. Middleton, 1980. Tertiary vertebrate biostatigraphy of Colorado. pp.
157-163. In: Colorado geology.H.C. Kent and K.W. Porter (eds.). Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists l980 Symposium. R.M.A.G. , Denver, Colorado.