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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

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DrGavin C. YOUNG, Department of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, AUSTRALIA
Email: gyoung@earthsciences.anu.edu.au

In early 1999 Gavin spent 3 months at the MNHN inParis working on placoderms with Daniel Goujet. Gavin is remembered in 1998 for his stoic performance in continuing his talk at Isfahan while doubled over as technicians attended to an audio malfunction. What a professional!
He is currently at the Humboldt Museum in Berlin.

Papers of note:
Young G.C. 1999. Preliminary report on the
biostratigraphy of new placoderm
discoveries in the Hervey Group (Upper
Devonian) of central New South Wales.
Records of the Western Australian Museum
Supplement No. 57: 139-150.
Young G.C. & Janvier P. 1999. Early-Middle
Palaeozoic vertebrate faunas in relation to
Gondwana dispersion and Asian accretion.
In: Gondwana Dispersion and Asian
Accretion, IGCP 321 Final Results Volume.
Metcalfe I., Charvet R.J.J. & Hada S. (eds.)

Papers in press
Basden A., Burrow C., Hocking M., Parkes R.
& Young G.: Siluro-Devonian
microvertebrates from southeastern
Australia. Courier Forschungs-Institut
Young G.C. & Turner S.: Devonian
microvertebrates and marine-nonmarine
correlation in East Gondwana: overview.
Courier Forschungs-Institut Senckenberg

basins of the Czech Republic. Courier Forschungs-Institut Senckenberg

ZHU Min, I.V.P.P., P.O. Box 643, Academia Sinica, Beijing 100044, CHINA

Papers of note:
Zhu M. 1998. Early Silurian sinacanths
(Chondrichthyes) from China. Palaeontology
Zhu Min, Yu Xiaobo & Janvier, P. 1999. A
primitive fossil fish sheds light on the origin
of bony fishes. Nature397, 607-610. Wang N. Z., Zhang S. B., Wang J. Q., and
Zhu M. 1998. Early Silurian chondrichthyan
microfossils from Bachu County, Xinjiang,
China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica36:257-267.

Papers in press:
Zhu Min & Wang Jun-qing: Silurian vertebrate
assemblages of China. Courier Forschungs-
Institut Senckenberg
Zhu Min & Wang Nian-zhong & Wang Jun-
qing: Devonian macro- and microvertebrate
assemblages of China. Courier Forschungs-
Institut Senckenberg
Zhu Min: Catalogue of Devonian vertebrates
in China, with notes on bio-events. Courier
Forschungs-Institut Senckenberg


Systematics, Paleoenvironments and Biodiversity
Serpiano (TI-CH) ---August 2001

At one of the most famous sites for these fossils, the Monte San Giorgio-Besano area.
The organization of the meeting is supported by the Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra of the Milano University (Andrea Tintori), the Museo Cantonale di Storia Naturale in Lugano (Markus Felber), the Palaeontologisches Institut und Museum der Universitaet Zuerich (Heinz Furrer).


Contact: Dr Andrea Tintori

In an abstract from the 'Progressive Palaeontology' meeting held at Bristol, a student has "enigmatic" Carboniferous shark's teeth reworked into Late Triasic fissure fauna - see extract below. I suppose "enigmatic" means he's having trouble identifying them? - we all know that problem - ed.

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This year I will 1) prepare finally my ichthyolith work for press 2) write new extended faunal list of the limnic Permo- Carboniferous fauna of the Czech Republic and 3) start with study of the Permian acanthodians of the Czech Republic.

Paper in press:
Zajic J.: Vertebrate zonation of the non- marine Upper Carboniferous-Lower Permian