Trilobites of the British Isles is the first illustrated modern overview of the trilobite faunas of Great Britain and Ireland. It is intended as a comprehensive reference volume to the approximately 4400 different species of trilobite recorded from the British Isles over the last three centuries.
Of this faunal list, fewer than 400 species are known from complete or almost complete specimens, and of these, 343 species and subspecies are illustrated here. Many are the finest and best preserved specimens known to science.
Trilobites of the British Isles will appeal to casual admirers and committed collectors alike and it will also serve as a reference for academics and other serious students of this perennially fascinating group of extinct arthropods.
Frontispiece: ‘The Trilobite’ by Michael Longley
Dedication/About the Authors
Introduction and Acknowledgments
History of Research: Pioneer British Geologists
Chapter 1 – The Cambrian System
Chapter 2, part 1 – The Ordovician System
Chapter 2, part 2 – The Tremadoc Series
Chapter 2, part 3 – The Arenig Series
Chapter 2, part 4 – The Shelve Inlier: Abereiddian Stage
Chapter 2, part 5 – The Shelve Inlier: Llandelian Stage to Lower Caradoc Series
Chapter 2, part 6 – The Llanfallteg Formation, South West Wales
Chapter 2, part 7 – The Builth-Llandrindod Inlier
Chapter 2, part 8 – The Llanvirn and Caradoc Series elsewhere in the British Isles
Chapter 2, part 9 – The Ashgill Series: Starfish Beds
Chapter 2, part 10 – The Ashgill Series elsewhere
Chapter 3 – The Silurian
Chapter 4 – The Devonian
Chapter 5 – The Carboniferous
Robert Kennedy is a retired teacher of science and art subjects, a former Open University lecturer and a retired museum curator. He has a Masters research degree in Lower Ordovician trilobites from Wales, and a Doctorate in British Devonian trilobites. He was the Principle Curator of Natural History at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for more than ten years, until his retirement. Dr Kennedy has published his academic research in Monographs of the Palaeontological Society of London and has published articles on trilobites for the Open University Geological Society.
Sinclair Stammers is a professional scientific photographer. Alongside his work he has maintained a fascination for the study of trilobites. His association with Bob Kennedy first arose while working on a collaborative book with Pete Lawrance called Trilobites of the World, also by Siri Scientific Press.