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have one important correction, and a few other miscellaneous ones. The modern chimaeroid jaw developmental analysis was done by Eileen D. Grogan, but attributed to Dominique Didier (Dagit) in the volume. Also note that the pectoral fin of Chondrenchelys problematicaillustrated in Fig 33 A is that of a male; the females have pectoral endoskeletons essentially identical to Harpagofututor volsellorhinus(Fig. 33 B). Finally, "Similharriotta dabasinskas" is a junior synonym for the cladodont elasmobranch Bandringa, although I do not know which species. It is not a holocephalan. It has cladodont teeth.

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Ian discovered thelodonts in the Lower Devonian of Reefton this year and at the Edinburgh VPCA meeting in September 1999 spoke about the various microassemblages and the difficulties of arresting them from the clutches of theSouth Island temperate rainforest.

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Dr John G. MAISEY, Department of Vertebrate Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, Pullman, New York, NY 10024-5192, U.S.A.

John attended the SVPCA meeting in Edinburgh and gave an interesting overview of Devonian sharks from the Malvinokaffric province of Gondwana featuring a little shark braincase from Brazil which he and Eric Anderson are studying.

Maisey J. 1999. A primitive chondrichthyan
braincase from the Middle Devonian of
Bolivia. In Major Events in Early Vertebrate
Evolution: Palaeontology, Phylogeny and
Development. A joint Systematics
Association / Natural Histroy Museum
meeting 8-9 April 1999, p. 21.
Maisey J.G. 1999. A stem chondrichthyan
braincase and its phylogenetic significance.
Abstracts of papers, Fifty-ninth Annual
Meeting of Vertebrate Paleontology Adams
Mark Hotel, Denver, Colorado, October 20-
23, 1999. JVP 19(3) September 1999, p61A.

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Dr Jon MALLATT, Departmentof Zoology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-4236, U.S.A.
Fax 509-335-3517.

Paper of note:
Mallatt J. 1998. Crossing a major morphological boundary: The origin of jaws in vertebrates. Zoology 100: 128-140.

Dr Tiiu MÄRSS(Co-Leader IGCP 406), Institute of Geology, Estonian Academy of Sciences, Estonia PST 7, E-10105 Tallinn, ESTONIA
Email: tiiu@pzgeol.gi.ee>
I have finished the biostratigraphic paper on Severnaya Zemlya vertebrates (version in Russian for Novosibirsk volume) with Valya Talimaa, and the taxonomical work on the thelodont species now in press with Geodiversitas should be in Paris. A new Canadian Arctic thelodont Boothialepisis also described (in Paleontology). Now we are working on the thelodont chapter for the new edition of Obruchev"s Osnovi Paleontologi "Fundamentals of Paleontobgy" Agnatha & Fish volume being produced by PIN and the Russian Academy of Science.

Papers of note:
Märss T., Caldwell M., Gagnier P.-Y., Goujet
D., Männik P., Martma T. and Wilson M.V.
H. 1998. Results of the expedition to Baillie-
Hamilton and Cornwallis Island in 1994. p.
104. In: Gutierres-Marco, J.C., and Rabano,
I. (editors). Proceedings of the 6th
International Graptolite Conference of the
GWG (IPA) and the SW Iberia Field Meeting
1998 of the International Subcommission on
Silurian Stratigraphy (ICS-IUGS), Madrid,
1998. Temas Geologico-Mineros ITGE, 23:
Märss T., Soehn K.L., & Wilson M.V.H. 1998.
Microvertebrate-based correlations of the
Llandovery-Wenlock boundary in some
sections of the Selwyn and Franklinian
sedimentary basins, northern Canada. pp.
37-39. Ichthyolith Issues Special
Publication 4:1-62.
Matukhin R.G., Menner V.V., Karatajute-
Talimaa V., Melnikov S., Modzalevskaya T.,
Männik P. & Märss T. 1998. On the
reconstruction of the Palaeozoic
sedimentary basins and palaeotectonic
conditions in the modern Arctic shelves. p.
35. Ichthyolith Issues Special Publication
Märss T. 1999. Changes in scale morphology
- a basis for high resolution thelodont
biostratigraphy. The Fourth Baltic
Stratigraphical Conference. Problems and
Methods of Modern Regional Stratigraphy.
Abstracts. R_ga, p65-66.
Märss T.& Gagnier P.-Y. 1999. A new
chondrichthyan from the Wenlock, Lower
Silurian, of Baillie-Hamilton Island, Arctic
Canada.- In: Ahlberg G. (conven.), Major
Events in Early Vertebrate Evolution:
Palaeontology, Phylogeny and Development
(joint Systematics Association / Natural
History Museum meeting, 8-9 April 1999,
London): 49 [abstract and poster]. Märss T., Soehn K.L. & Wilson M.V.H. 1999.
Event levels in the distribution of Silurian
and Lower Devonian vertebrates in Northern
Canada. Ichthyolith Issues Special
Publication5, p29-30.
Miller C.G. & Märss T. 1999. A conodont,
thelodont and acanthodian fauna from the

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