Professor David Siveter

Emeritus Professor of Palaeontology

David SiveterDirect contact:
: 0116 252 3925 

Research Interests

Stratigraphy & invertebrate palaeontology, especially micropalaeontology.  Programme concentrates on Lower Palaeozoic lagerstätten (Cambrian, Chengjiang, China; Silurian, Herefordshire) and palaeobiology and evolution of Palaeozoic arthropods (e.g. Ostracoda Bradoriida), particularly from Europe, North America, China and the former Soviet Union.

Four Recent Publications

  • Briggs, D.E.G., Siveter, Derek J., Siveter, David J., Sutton, M.D., Garwood, R.J. & Legg, D. 2012. Silurian horseshoe crab illuminates the evolution of chelicerate limbs. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences USA, 109, 15 702–15 705.
  • Siveter, David J., Briggs, D.E.G., Siveter, Derek J., Sutton, M.D. & Joomun, S. C. 2013. A Silurian myodocope with preserved soft-parts: cautioning the interpretation of the shell-based ostracod record. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 280, 20122664; doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.2664 (published on line 12 December 2012).
  • Siveter, Derek J., Briggs, D.E.G., Siveter, David J., Sutton, M.D., Legg, D. & Joomun, S.C. 2014. A short great appendage stem arthropod. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 281, 20132986.
  • Siveter, David J., Tanaka, G., Farrell, C. Ú., Martin, M.J., Siveter, Derek J & Briggs, D.E.G. 2014 (in Press).  Exceptionally preserved ostracods with developmental brood care from the Ordovician. Current Biology.

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