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lithostratigraphy of the Middle Devonian
Lacustrine sediments of the Orcadian
Basin, Scotland and their correlation with
the Baltic area. In: 4th Baltic Stratigraphical
Conference. Problems and Methods of
Modern Regional Stratigraphy. Abstracts.
R_ga, p62-63.
Nessov, L.A. and Mark-Kurik, E. 1999.
Tropinema, a Middle Devonian arthodire with
high median dorsal crest from east Baltic.
Russian Academy of Sciences,
Proceedings of the Zoological Institute, St.-
Petersburg, 277:58-66.

Paper in press:
Mark-Kurik E.: The Middle Devonian fishes of
the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia) and
Belarus. Courier Forschungs-Institut
Mark-Kurik E. (In press) Arthrodires. In:
Mathukin, R.G. & Menner, V.V. (editors).
Stratigraphy of Silurian and Devonian of
Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago. (in

Mark-Kurik E., Karatajute-Talimaa V. & Otto M. 1998. Chondrichthyan remains from the Middle and Late Devonian of the Baltic area. IGCP 406 Annual Meeting, Warsaw.

DrOleg LEBEDEV, Paleontological Institute of RAS, 123 Profsoyusnaya, Moscow 117647, RUSSIA. Voice (095)3391988, Fax 7 095 339- 0622 or 339-1266.
Email: pbul@paleo.msk.su, http://www.paleo.ru

Oleg is still busy with his thesis, "Vertebrate assemblages of the D/C boundary of Central Russia" and hopes to finish the text by the end of the year.

I finished my chapter for the Middle Carboniferous vertebrates of the Moscow Syncline for the volume by Alekseyev et al (in prep.) and am currently working on the revision of the chondrichthyan materials (PZ- Recent) from the CIS territory for the future volume of the new Fundamentals of Paleontology (6 volumes of vertebrates from the territoryof CIS and Mongolia) also in prep. The Russian version is supposed to be finished in 2000, and will probably be translated later (of course if we find a publisher and a sponsor).

Paper in press
Esin D., Ginter M., Ivanov A., Lebedev O., Luk_evi_s E., Avkhimovich V., Golubtsov V. & Petukhova L.: Vertebrate correlation of the Upper Devonian and Lower Carboniferous on the East European Platform. Courier Forschungs-Institut Senckenberg.

David LINDLEY, Department of Geology, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200
Ph: 02 6249 2061
e-mail: lindley@leme.anu.edu.au

I'm presently working on a systematic study of ischnacanthid acanthodian fish faunas at three levels in the late Pragian-Emsian (ca. 16 Ma time span) Murrumbidgee Group limestones in the Murrumbidgee and Goodradigbee valleys. Acanthodian jawbones are relatively rare in the limestones and accordingly little work has been completed on this group to date. Intensive collection by the writer at specific stratigraphiclevels has assembled a relatively large number of well preserved jawbone specimens. Fin spines and scales have also been recovered from residues.

Progress to date:
1. The ischnacanthid fauna from the Cavan Bluff Limestone, at the base of the Murrumbidgee Group, has been prepared and described (Lindley 2000).
2. Ischnacanthid fauna from the Currajong Limestone-lower Bloomfield Limestone, approximately mid level in the Murrumbidgee Group, prepared and described. Plates being prepared.
3. Collection of highest level in sequence - Warroo Limestone and/or Crinoidal Limestone - about to commence.

Lindley, I.D. 2000. Acanthodian fish remains
from the Lower Devonian Cavan Bluff
Limestone (Murrumbidgee Group) Taemas
district, New South Wales. Alcheringa 24,

Dr John A. LONG, Western Australian Museum, Francis St., Perth, WA 6000, AUSTRALIA
E-mail: long@museum.wa.gov.au

The CAVEPS 97 volume was printed in May 1999 as a Records of the Western Australian MuseumSupplement no. 57 with 424pp with mostly fish papers (14 plus abstracts). Another Records for the SDS/IGCP 421 Esfahan meeting in almost ready.
Orders and inquiries from Ann Ousey, Publications Department, The Western Australian Museum, Francis St., Perth, Western Australia, 6000; e-mail: ouseya@museum.wa.gov.au; fax is +61-8- 94272882

Our new fossil and mineral gallery is now in full swing. We plan to have more real fossils on display than any other museum in Australia-due to open in August. I'm doing an entire cabinet on early fishes (Ordovician fishes and agnathans in general), plus putting all the best Gogo fishes on display, plus a cabinet devoted to fish-tetrapod transition (with fantastic casts of the East Greenland