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Benita is doing her Master's at James Cook University, Townsville, on some Lower Carboniferous shark material from the Utting Calcarentite that Alex Cook (Queensland Museum) collected. She may convert to a Ph.D. later on.

Please send relevant reprints.

Davis, M.C., Shubin, N.H., and Daeschler,
E.B. 1999. A juvenile rhizodont from the
Late Devonian Catskill Formation at Red
Hill, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, USA.
SVP Abstracts, JVP 19, Supplement to 3,
September 1999, 41A.

Dominique DELSATE,
Musée nationale d'histoire naturelle, Bibliothèque/Exchange 25, rue Münster, L-2160 LUXEMBOURG e-mail: dominique.desate@skynet.be

Delsate D. 1997. Un Arthrodire Brachythoraci (Placoderme) du Dévonien inférieur (Emsien) de Lellingen (Grand-Duché de Luxembourg). Note préliminaire.- In: MaubeugeP.L. & Delsate D. Notes paléontologiques et biostratigraphiques sur le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg et les régions voisines. Trav. Scient. Mus. natn. Hist. nat. Luxembourg, 27: 1-15.


Dr Mike COATES, Dept of Biology, University College London, Medawar Bldg, Gower St., London WC1E 6BT, U.K.
E-mail: m.coates@ucl.ac.uk

In Edinburgh, Mike presented a poster on his Stethacanthuswork with his current ideas on so-called primitive chondrichthyan phylogeny [but just what constitutes a primitive shark is the problem - ed]. Mike has a new student, Sam Davis, who is going to work on early vertebrates.
Mike will be moving to University of Chicago in the near future.

****************** Kim DENNIS-BRYAN, 29 East Finchley, London, N3 2TA, UK. E-mail: kim.bryan@acstx.co.uk



Kim wrote (1998!): "Kate (Trinajstic) is still here and at this very moment photocopying various papers to take back to Perth. I doubt however she can equal Bob Carr who was carrying 36 kilos of reprints in his luggage. It was fun to see everyone again in Warsaw and catch up on what everyone has been doing (some people I haven't seen since Paris). Kate says the Australian contingent (that means Kate) produced a brilliant paper and discussion - need I say more. Actually I think she is more likely to be remembered for her quest for poppy cake throughout the patisseries of Warsaw."

Mags DUNCAN, Dept of Geology, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin 2, EIRE. Fax. +353-1-6711199.
E-mail: MEDUNCAN@tcd.ie
Also 7 Braemor Park, Rathgar, Dublin 14, Ireland.
Tel: 353-1-4922442

Mags finished writing up her Ph.D. thesis on Lower Carboniferous microremains of Ireland but attended the Warsaw and Jurmala meetings. Thesis defense on March 3rdwas successful! Now for the job.

************************* Vincent DUPRET, Laboratoire de Paléontologie, 8, rue Buffon, 75 005 PARIS, FRANCE.
e-mail: vdupret@hotmail.com

I'm presently preparing a thesis on Arthrodires (Placoderms) of Podolia, under Daniel Goujet's direction, at the National Natural History Museum of Paris. Alain Blieck may be my co-tutor.

Papers of note:
Coates M.I., & Cohn, M.J. 1998. Fins, limbs,
and tails: outgrowths and axial patterning in
vertebrate evolution. BioEssays20(5):371-
Coates, M. & Sequeira, S.E. 1999. Primitive
sharks and the interrelationships of
gnathostomes. In Major Events in Early
Vertebrate Evolution: Palaeontology,
Phylogeny and Development. A joint
Systematics Association / Natural History
Museum meeting 8-9 April 1999, p. 8. Coates, M.I. 1999. Stethacanthus and
primitive conditions for chondrichthyan
neurocrania. Abstracts of papers, 59th
Annual Meeting of Vertebrate Paleontology
Adams Mark Hotel, Denver, Colorado,
October 20-23, 1999. JVP 19(3) September
1999, p39A.

Ted DAESCHLER, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA

Papers of interest
Daeschler E.B. 1998. A primitive
actinopterygian from the Late Devonian
Catskill Formation at Red Hill, Clinton
County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Jl Vert.
Paleontology, SVP Abstracts 37A. Daeschler, E.B. & Cressler, W. 1999.
Sampling an early continental ecosystem:
Late Devonian bone beds at Red Hill,
Clinton County, PA. Abstracts of papers,
JVP 19, Supplement to 3, September 1999,