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British Silurian Stratigraphy (Geological Conservation Review Series No. 19) 2000


Volume 19 of the Geological Conservation Review series, British Silurian Stratigraphy, reveals how the entity we know as 'the British Isles' today was basically assembled in Silurian times. The sites record the changing environments and life during this period.

Britain has a unique geological heritage that provides one of the best samples of Earth history in the world. The British rock record of Silurian times is of particular interest and importance. The Silurian System of strata, as defined in Britain by Roderick Murchison in 1835, was one of the first of the Palaeozoic systems to be internationally recognized. Consequently, the subdivision of the British Silurian and the fossils on which it was based have considerable historical and scientific significance.

The contents of the volume include:

  • Prelims – including an introduction to the Geological Conservation Review (GCR) and the list of sites discussed in the volume.
  • Chapter 1 – Introduction to the Silurian
  • Chapter 2 – Silurian palaeontology
  • Chapter 3 – The Llandovery Series
  • Chapter 4 – The Wenlock Series
  • Chapter 5 – The Ludlow Series
  • Chapter 6 – The Přídolí Series
  • References, Glossary, Fossil Index and General Index

Please note: this volume has been produced from a scan of an original document. You may therefore experience fluctuations in quality.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2000··

Aldridge, R.J., Siveter, David J., Siveter, Derek J., Lane, P.D., Palmer, D. & Woodcock, N.H. 2000. British Silurian Stratigraphy. Geological Conservation Review Series No. 19, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 86107 4786.

Volume 19 of the Geological Conservation Review Series.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2022·04·11

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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