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material which arrived this morning!). It's keeping Ken, Alex and I very very busy! I have no time available for research until this gallery opens.

However, John Long had a successful trip to Japan and Okinawa - he is now a grand master (martial arts) so don't mess with JOHN! (manuscript reviewers beware).

Baynes A. & Long J.A. 1999. Papers in
Vertebrate palaeontology. Records of the
Western Australian Museum, Supplement
no. 57, 424pp.

Papers of note:
Anderson M.E., Almond J.E., Evans F.J. &
Long J.A. 1998. Devonian (Emsian-Eifelian)
fishes from the lower Bokkeveld Group
(Ceres Subgroup) of South Africa. In
Almond J., Anderson J., Booth P.
Chinsamy-Turane A. Cole D., De Wit M.,
Rubridge B., Smith R. & Van Bever Don J.
(Editors) Special Abstracts Issue
Gondwana 10: Event Stratigraphy of
Gondwana. Journal of African Earth
Sciences27: 7-8.
Long J.A. 1999. A new genus of fossil
coelacanth (Osteichthyes:
Coelacanthiformes) from the Middle
Devonian of southeastern Australia.
Records of the Western Australian Museum
Supplement No. 57:37-53.
Long J.A. & Ahlberg P.E. 1999. New
observations on the snouts of rhizodont
fishes (Palaeozoic Sarcopterygii). Records
of the Western Australian Museum
Supplement No. 57:169-173.

Paper in press:
Long J.A. & Trinajstic, K.M.: An overview of the Devonian microvertebrate faunas of Western Australia. Courier Forschungs- Institut Senckenberg.

LU Liwu, Associate Curator of Paleontology, National Geological Museum of China, Xisi, Beijing 100034, P.R.CHINA
Email: lulw@163.net

Thank you very much for Ichthyolith Issues, It is very helpful for my work. In the past decades, apart from the Palaeozoic fishes, I have studied fossil fishes from the bird- bearing beds in North China. Last month, I finished a successful dig in the Carboniferous of Ningxia collecting fossil fishes in the Namurian of northwest China. Many fishes, both macro- and microfossils, have been found. Our program was supported by NSFC. Is there new information on Carboniferous fossil fishes, especially from the Namurian stage?

Papers of interest:

Lu Liwu 1994, A new paddlefish from the
Upper Jurassic of Northeast China.
VertebrataPalAsiatica, 32(2):134-142. Ren dong, Lu Liwu & et. al., 1995, Faunae
and stratigraphy of Jurassic-Cretaceous in
Beijing and the adjacent areas.
Seismological Publishing House, Beijing. Lu Liwu, 1996, New Data of Bothriolepis
sinensis(Placoderm:Antiarch) from Middle
Devonian ofCentral Hunan, China.
Geological Museum Study, 1996, pp.69-77.
Seismological Publishing House, Beijing. Pan Jiang, Lu Liwu, Ji Shu`an, 1996, A brief
review on Chinese palaeo-geography of
vertebrates during the middle Palaeozoic.
Journal of Southeastern Asian Earth
Science, 13(3-5): 185-190.
Ren Dong, Lu Liwu & et al., 1996, Mesozoic
Fauna assemblages of Yanliao area, North
China and its paleoecological and
paleogeographical significance. Acta
Geoscientia Sinica, V17. sup. 148-154. Pan Jiang & Lu Liwu, 1997, Grammaspis, A
new antiarch (Placoderm) from Early
Devonian of Jiangyou, Sichuan Province. In
Tong Y.S. et al.(eds), Evidence for
Evolution-Essays in Honor of Prof.
Chungchien Young on the Hundredth
anniversary of His birth. Ocean Press,
Pan Jiang, Lu Liwu & Zeng Xiangyuan, 1998,
Report of Remigolepis(Placoderm) from
Upper Devonian, Hunan, S. China. In Wang
Y.Q & Deng T.(eds), Proceedings of the 7th
Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of
Vertebrate Paleontology. Ocean Press,
Lu L., Pan, J. (1998). New Galeaspids
(Agnatha) and placoderm Fish Fossils from
the Silurian of the Tarim Basin, Northwest
China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology,
Abstract Papers, 58
thAnnual Meeting
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. p59A.

Ervins LÚKSEVIKS, Institute of Geology, University of Latvia, Rainis Blvd 19, Riga LV- 1586, LATVIA

Ervins and his colleagues at the University of Latvia are to be congratulated for organising a most successful joint IGCP 406 symposium and the 4th Baltic Symposium in Jurmala.

Books of note:
Luk_evi_s E., Stinkulis _. & Kalni_a L. (eds.)
The Fourth Baltic Stratigraphical
Conference. Problems and Methods of
Modern Regional Stratigraphy. Abstracts,
126pp., R_ga.
Luk_evi_s E., Stinkulis _ and Wilson M.V.H.
(eds.) Lower -Middle Palaeozoic Events
Across the Circum-Arctic. A joint Baltic
Stratigraphical Association/IGCP 406
Project meeting. J_rmala, Latvia,
September-October 1999. Ichthyolith
Issues Special Publication5, 67pp., Riga.