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British Fossil Brachiopoda, Volume 3: Devonian and Silurian Species


Series: British Fossil Brachiopoda Volume: 3

By: Thomas Davidson, Richard Owen and William Benjamin Carpenter

662 pages, 60 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Nov 2011 | #194729 | ISBN-13: 9781108038195
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About this book

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection

British palaeontologist Thomas Davidson (1817-85) was born in Edinburgh and began his studies at the city's university. Encouraged by German palaeontologist Leopold von Buch, he began to study brachiopod fossils at the age of twenty, and he quickly became the undisputed authority. He was elected fellow of the Geological Society of London in 1852, receiving the Wollaston medal in 1865. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1857. Published between 1850 and 1886, this six-volume work became the definitive reference text on the subject. It includes more than two hundred hand-drawn plates and a comprehensive bibliography.

This volume, the third of six, details the Devonian and Silurian brachiopod species, and features an essay by Roderick Impey Murchison on the classification of Silurian rocks.


Part VI. The Devonian Brachiopoda: Preliminary remarks
British Devonian Brachiopoda

Part VII. The Silurian Brachiopoda: Preliminary observations
British Silurian Brachiopoda
Index to volumes I, II, and III

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