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Fossil Arthropods of Great Britain (Geological Conservation Review Series No. 35) 2010

Corporate JNCC Publications 1 86107 486 7 Earth Science Geological Conservation Review Palaeontology


Volume 35 of the Geological Conservation Review series, Fossil Arthropods of Great Britain, addresses the evolution and diversity of a significant animal group. Arthropods (animals with jointed legs) have existed for over 500 million years and their evolutionary history is traced.

The stratigraphical record of the British Isles contains an unusually complete ­sample of geological and environmental history for the last 542 million years of Phanerozoic time. Within this rock record there are a large number of sites that have proven of importance to our understanding of the history and evolution of fossil arthropods. A number of these site are of international importance such as Ludford Lane and Stonesfield in England, and Rhynie and East Kirkton in Scotland; some sites are now mainly of historical interest or regional importance.

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 – An introduction to the fossil arthropods of Great Britain
  • Chapter 2 – Pre-Carboniferous fossil arthropods
  • Chapter 3 – Post-Devonian fossil arthropods
  • Chapter 4 – Mesozoic fossil arthropods
  • Chapter 5 – The palaeoentomology of Tertiary (Cenozoic) strata in Great Britain
  • References, Glossary and 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 2010··

Jarzembowski, E.A., Siveter, D.J., Palmer, D. & Selden, P.A. 2010. Fossil Arthropods of Great Britain. Geological Conservation Review Series, No. 35, JNCC, Peterborough.

Volume 35 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 2022·08·22

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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