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

  • Siveter, David J., Briggs, D.E.G., Siveter, Derek J., Sutton, M.D. & Legg, D. 2017. A new crustacean from the Herefordshire (Silurian) Lagerstätte, UK, and its significance in malacostracan evolution.  Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 284, 2017029.
  • Hou Xian-guang, Siveter, David J., Siveter, Derek J., Aldridge, R.J., Cong, P-y, Gabbott, S.E. Ma, X-y, Purnell, M.A., & Williams, M. 2017. The Cambrian fossils of Chengjiang, China: The flowering of early animal life. 2nd Edition. 328 pp. Wiley; Oxford.
  • Siveter, Derek J., Briggs, D.E.G., Siveter, David J., Sutton, M.D. & Legg, D. 2018. A three-dimensionally preserved lobopodian from the Herefordshire (Silurian) Lagerstätte, UK. Royal Society Open Science, 5: 172101
  • Siveter, David J., Briggs, D.E.G., Siveter, Derek J. & Sutton, M.D. 2018. A well-preserved respiratory system in a Silurian ostracod.  Biology Letters, 14, 20180464.

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