We are attempting to hold translations of classic paleoichthyological works (originally the idea of S. Mahala Andrews in 1978). Contact Dr Sue Turner at s.turner@mailbox.uq.oz.au for more information. As the language of science is acknowledged as English and as English-speaking peoples are generally pretty bad at other languages (!), the translations are mostly TO English from German, Russian or French. Other combinations (e.g. Lithuanian to French etc) will be gratefully received.






British National Lending Library Translations, Boston Spa. Yorks LS23 7BQ, UK requested, edited and held by Susan Turner (now Queensland Museum).


RTS 9272 P.P. Balabai 1956. Morphology and Phylogenetic Development of the Agnatha. Morfologiya i Filogeneticheskoe Rasictie Gruppy Beschelyustnykh, Kiev 1966 pp. 3-9. Oct. 1974.


RTS 9273 P.P. Balabai 1956. Phylogenetic Relationships Between the Various Groups of Agnathans. Morfologiya i Filogeneticheskoe Rasivitie Gruppy Beschelyustnykh, Kiev 1966 pp. 109-121. Dec. 1974.


RTS 4789 A.P. Bystrov 1955. The Microstructure of the Armour of the Silurian and Devonian Jawless Vertebrates. Akad. Nauk SSSR. Panyati Akad. L.S. Berg, pp. 472-523. October 1968.


RTS 5733 A.P. Bystrov 1949. Phlebolepis elegans Pander. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR 64 (2), pp. 245-247. Dec. 1970.


RTS 4414 V. Karatajute-Talimaa. 1962. Description of Remains of Downtonian Ichthyofauna in Lithuania. Inst. Geol. i. Geol. Lith. SSR. Nauchnoe soabshchenie. Vilnius, 14 (1) 45-55. 1968 March.


RTS 4418 Karatajute-Talimaa, V.N. 1964. Data on the Stratigraphy of the Lower Devonian of the Southern Baltic States. Vaprosy Stratigrafii i Paleogeografii Devona Pribaltike, Vilnius, pp. 21-35. March 1968


RTS 5147 V.N. Karatajute-Talimaa. 1968. New Thelodonti, Heterostraci and Arthrodires from the Chortkov Bed of Podolia. Ocherki po Filogenii i sistematkiye iskopayemykh ryb i byeschyeliustnika. 33-42 and 168, tables I-V. June 1969.


RTS 6048 V.N. Karatajute-Talimaa 1968. The stratigraphical position of the Downtonian Deposits (Miniya and Yura Beds) of the Southern Baltic and their relationships to other deposits. Stratigrafiya nishnego paleosoya pribaltiki i korrelyatsiya and dryhimi region ami Volnius pp. 273-80. November 1970


RTS 6310 V.N. Karatajute-Talimaa, 1970. Fossil Fish Fauna of Downtonian Deposits in Lithuania, Estonia and North Timan. Paleontologiya i Stratigrafiya Prebaltiki i Byelorussii. 11, pp, 33-66. Feb. 1971.


RTS 5146 T.A. Moskalenko 1968. Llandoverian Agnathan Fossils in Siberia. Ocherki po Filogenii i Sistematike Iskopaenikk Rib i Beschelyustnykh, pp. 29-32. June 1969.


RTS 4790 D.V. Obruchev 1958. On the Biostratigraphy of the Lower and Middle Palaeozoic Ichthyofaunas of the U.S.S.R. Sovetskaya Geologeya 11 pages 40-53. Sept. 1968.


RTS 4416 D.V. Obruchev, 1964. Class Diplorhina (Pteraspidomorphi). Pseudnostrils. Osnovy Paleontologii Beschelyustnye Riby 11, pp. 33-44. March 1968.


RTS 5145 D.V. Obruchev, 1968. On the evolution of the Heterostraci. Ocherki po Filogenii i Sistematike Iskopayenykh Riby i Beschelyustnika (Academy Science SSSR), pp. 21-28. June 1969


RTS 5149 D.V. Obruchev and V.N. Karatayute-Talimaa 1968. Vertebrate Fauna and Correlation of Ludlovian and Lower Devonian Deposits in Eastern Europe. Ocherki po filogenii i sistematkike iskopaenykh ryb, pp. 63-70. July 1969.




1. W. Gross 1935. Histological studies on the exoskeleton of fossil agnathans and fish. Palaeontographica 83A, pp. 2-3, 16-18. Translated by S.T. with Hans-Joachim Spath (Univ. Reading, c. 1968).


2. W. Gross on Nostolepis - 1947: Palaeontographica Abt A 96: pp.132-135 from Die Agnathen und Acanthodier des obersilurischen Beyrichienkalks [The agnathans and acanthodians of the Upper Silurian Beyrichienkalk] Translated by Carole Burrow with help from Jo Vergoossen Feb. 1994.


3. W. Gross 1966. Kleine Schuppenkunde. N.Jb Geol. Palaon. Abh. 125 29-35 Part translation on thelodont scales by H.J. Späth. "A Concise Study of Scales".


4. U. Vieth-Schreiner 1983. Acanthodian part translated by Carole Burrow


5. Friman, Lars 1983. Ohiolepis-scales from the lower Middle Devonian of the Eifel District (Rhenish Massif). N. Jb. Geol. Palä ont. Mh., 1983(4):228-236. Translation by Carole Burrow.


6. J.J. Valiukevicius 1983: Mikrostroeniye cheshovi srednedevonskikh acantod. Microstructure of scales of mid-Devonian acanthodians. pp. 42-45


Please send copies of any translations you which to submit on disc to Dr S. Turner, Queensland Museum.


Dr Susan Turner - Australian Research Fellow, Co-Leader IGCP 328 Queensland Museum, P.O. Box 3300 South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Ph: 61 7 3840 7677 Fx: 61 7 3846 1918