Field Guide to the Devonian Fossils of New York

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Field Guide to the Devonian Fossils of New York

The fossils in the Devonian rocks of New York have attracted the attention of serious and casual collectors for nearly 200 years. Although a large body of literature has been devoted to these fossils, most of this is not readily accessible to the non-professional fossil enthusiast. This volume, combining the best of modern paleontology with the classic illustrations of James Hall, John Clarke, Amadeus Grabau, and Winifred Goldring, fills that need. In all, 408 taxa are covered, spanning the rich taxonomic breadth of New York’s Devonian strata.

“This is a welcome replacement for the ever-popular and out of print Devonian Paleontology of New York (PRI, 1994) by David Linsley. The historical notes on early New York Devonian paleontologists are an interesting read and the section on facies — while short — gives useful background. An aspect that I particularly like is the brief summaries of diagnostic/typical features of each species; these are quite helpful for those who want to dig a bit more deeply into what makes taxa distinctive beyond the gestalt appearance. A great many amateurs, students, and professionals will find this a highly useful sourcebook.” — Carlton E. Brett, Professor of Geology, University of Cincinnati

Karl A. Wilson

Pages: 260

Issue: SP44

Year published: 2014

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