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Lower P_ídolí (Silurian) of the Much
Wenlock area, Shropshire. Palaeontology,

Papers in press/prep.:
Märss T. Silurian vertebrate studies during
1990-1996. Courier Forschungs-Institut
Märss T., and Karatajute-Talimaa V.
Ordovician and Lower Silurian thelodonts
from Severnaya Zemlya.Geodiversitas. Soehn K.L., Märss T., Hanke G.F. & Wilson
M.V.H.: Preliminary vertebrate
biostratigraphy of the Avalanche Lake
sections (Wenlock, Silurian), southern
Mackenzie Mountains, N.W.T., and review
of northwestern Canadian vertebrate
localities of Silurian age. Courier
Forschungs-Institut Senckenberg Märss T., and Karatajute-Talimaa V.
Thelodonts. In new "Fundamentals of

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RobMARTIN, Department of Geology and Geography, WestVirginia University, P.O. Box 6300, Morgantown, WV 26506-6300, U.S.A.
Phone: 304-293-5603 FAX: 304-293-6522 email: rmartin@geo.wvu.edu
Web page: http://www.geo.wvu.edu/

Rob writes "Well, I've finally found a Ph.D. here at West Virginia where I shall make a paleoecological study of Devonian fishes. This may include specimens stored at the Buffalo museum! I am going up soon for a preliminary look around."

Bill MAY - enquiry off the net.
E-mail: bmay@telepath.com

Bill is interested in Permian palaeoniscoids. He wrote to the VP listserver:
Can anyone give me references on identifying Lower Permian palaeoniscoid fish scales. Thanks in advance.

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Roma MERTINIENE, Lithuanian Institute of Geology, Sevcenkos 13, 2600 Vilnius, LITHUANIA. Fax (370 2) 23 67 10

Papers of note:
Karatajute-Talimaa V., & Mertiniene R.1998.
Morphogenetic types of squamation of
Devonian and Early Carboniferous
chondrichthyans. pp. 23-25. Ichthyolith
Issues Special Publication 4:1-62. Mertiniene R. 1999. Structure of scales of the
"Holmesella" morphological type. Ichthyolith
Issues Special Publication 5, p34.

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Dr Marcus OTTO, Paläontologisch- Geologisches Institut und Museum, für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität, Invalidenstr. 43, D-10115 Berlin, GERMANY

Papers of note:
Otto M. 1998. A new antiarch from the
Devonian of Ellesmere Island, Artic Canada.
Ichthyolith Issues Special Publication,42-
Otto M. 1999. Neues material von
Protitanichthys? montanus(Vertebrata,
Placodermi, Arthrodira) aus dem unteren
Mitteldevon des Bergischen Landes. [New
materials of Protitanichthys? Montanus
(Vertebrata, Placodermi, Arthrodira) from
the Lower Middle Devonian of the
Bergisches Land (Northwest, Germany). N.
Jb. Geol. Paläont. Mh., 397-408.
Otto M. 1999a. The problem of fossil
interpretation. Lethaia Reviews, Lethaia,
Otto M. 1999b. New finds of vertebrates in
the Middle Devonian Brandenberg Group
(Sauerland, Northwest Germany). Part 2.
Ptyctodontida, Acanthodii, Actinopterygii
and Sarcopterygii. Paläontologische
Zeitschrift, 73(1/2):113-131.
Otto M. & Laurin M. 1999. Osteostracan
tesserae from the Baltic Middle Devonian:
morphology and microanatomy. N. Jb. Geol.
Paläont. Mh. 8:464-476.
Otto M. & Laurin M. 1999. Structure of the
dermal skeleton of Middle Devonian
osteostracans from the East Baltic.
Ichthyolith Issues Special Publication5,

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Dr Bobby PATON, National Museums of Scotland, Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh EH1, U.K.
E-mail: rlp@nms.ac.uk

Co-hosted an excellent SVPCA at the Royal Scottish Museum and Museum of Scotland with many interesting fishy (and other) papers and events with a suitably Scottish flavour.

Paper of interest:
Paton R.L., Smithson T.R. & Clack J.A. 1999. An amniote-like skeleton from the Early Carboniferous of Scotland. Nature398:508- 513.

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¶Frank RIEMANN, Institute of Geology & Palaontology, University of Hannover, Callinstr. 30, D-3000 HANNOVER 1, Germany

Frank Riemann supervised by Prof. Detlev Thies and Dr. Immo Schülke has worked on Late Devonian (Early Fammenian) microvertebrate remains from France (Montagne Noir). The study of numerous early Famennian fishes is based on conodont samples from Coumiac Quarry, La Serre trench C and the Causses et Veyran section which Schülke investigated for conodont apparatuses. The samples have been analysed from systematic, stratigraphic, and sequence stratigraphic perspectives. The