Publications

ALDRIDGE, R. J.  1997.  Exceptionally preserved fossils and the history of life.  Teaching Earth Sciences, 22, 8-11.

---- , GABBOTT, S. E., SIVETER, L. J. & THERON. J. N.  2006.  Bromalites from the Soom Shale Lagerstätte (Upper Ordovician) of South Africa:  palaeoecological and palaeobiological implications.  Palaeontology, 49, 857-871.

---- , GABBOTT, S. E. and THERON, J. N. 2001. The Soom Shale.  340-342. In BRIGGS, D. E. G. and CROWTHER, P. R. (eds). Palaeobiology II.  Blackwell Science, Oxford, 583 pp.

---- PURNELL, M. A., GABBOTT, S. E. and THERON, J. N. 1995. The apparatus architecture and function of Promissum pulchrum Kovács-Endrödy (Conodonta, Upper Ordovician) and the prioniodontid plan. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 347, 275-291.

---- and THERON, J. N. 1993. Conodonts with preserved soft tissue from a new Upper Ordovician Konservat-Lagerstätte. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 12, 113-117.

---- ---- and GABBOTT, S. E. 1994. The Soom Shale:  a unique Ordovician fossil horizon in South Africa.  Geology Today, 10, 218-221.

BRADDY, S. J., ALDRIDGE, R. J., GABBOTT, S. E. and THERON, J. N. 1999. Lamellate book-gills in a late Ordovician eurypterid from the Soom Shale, South Africa:  support for a eurypterid-scorpion clade. Lethaia, 32, 72-74.

---- ---- and THERON, J. N. 1995. A new eurypterid from the Late Ordovician Table Mountain Group, South Africa. Palaeontology, 38, 563-581.

CHESSELET, P. 1992. Disarticulated remains of an Ordovician metazoan from the Cedarberg Formation, South Africa: a re-interpretation of Eohostimella parva Kovács 1986. Palaeontologia Africana, 29, 11-20.

COCKS, L. R. M. and FORTEY, R. A. 1986. New evidence on the South African Lower Palaeozoic: age and fossils reviewed. Geological Magazine, 123, 437-444.

CRAMER, F. H., RUST, I. C. and DIEZ DE CRAMER, M. d. C. R. 1974. Upper Ordovician chitinozoans from the Cedarberg Formation of South Africa. Preliminary note. Geologische Rundschau, 63, 340-345.

FORTEY, R. A. and THERON, J. N. 1995. A new Ordovician arthropod, Soomaspis, and the agnostid problem. Palaeontology, 37, 841-861.

GABBOTT, S. E. 1998. Taphonomy of the Ordovician Soom Shale Lagerstätte:  an example of soft tissue preservation in clay minerals. Palaeontology, 41, 631-667.

---- 1999. Orthoconic cephalopods and associated fauna from the Late Ordovician Soom Shale Lagerstätte, South Africa. Palaeontology, 42, 123-148.

---- ALDRIDGE, R. J. and THERON, J. N. 1995. A giant conodont with preserved muscle tissue from the Upper Ordovician of South Africa. Nature, 374, 800-803.

---- ---- ---- 1998. Chitinozoan chains and cocoons from the Upper Ordovician Soom Shale lagerstätte, South Africa: implications for affinity. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 155, 447-452.

---- SIVETER, D. J., ALDRIDGE, R. J. and THERON, J. N. 2003. The earliest myodocopes: ostracodes from the late Ordovician Soom Shale Lagerstätte of South Africa. Lethaia, 36, 151-160.

---- NORRY, M. J., ALDRIDGE, R. J. and THERON, J. N. 2001. Preservation of fossils in clay minerals: a unique example from the Upper Ordovician Soom Shale, South Africa. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 53, 237-244.

GRAY, J, THERON, J. N. and BOUCOT, A. J. 1986. Age of the Cedarberg Formation, South Africa, and early land plant evolution. Geological Magazine, 123, 445-454.

KOVÁCS-ENDRÖDY, E. 1986. The earliest known vascular plant, or a possible ancestor of vascular plants in the flora of the Lower Silurian Cedarberg Formation, Table Mountain Group, South Africa. Annals of the Geological Survey of South Africa, 20, 93-118.

MOORE, A. E. and MARCHANT, J. W. 1981. A preliminary note on two trilobites from the Soom Member, Table Mountain Group. Transactions of the Geological Survey of South Africa, 84, 87-89.

PURNELL, M. A., ALDRIDGE, R. J., DONOGHUE, P. C. & GABBOTT, S. E.  1995.  Conodonts and the first vertebrates.  Endeavour, 19, 20-27.

THERON, J. N. and KOVÁCS-ENDRÖDY, E. 1986. Preliminary note and description of the earliest known vascular plant, or an ancestor of vascular plants, in the flora of the Lower Silurian Cedarberg Formation, Table Mountain Group, South Africa. South African Journal of Science, 82, 102-105.

---- RICKARDS, R. B. and ALDRIDGE, R. J. 1990. Bedding plane assemblages of Promissum pulchrum, a new giant Ashgill conodont from the Table Mountain Group, South Africa. Palaeontology, 33, 577-594.

---- and THAMM, A. G. 1990. Stratigraphy and sedimentology of the Cape Supergroup in the Western Cape. Guidebook Geocongress 1990.  Geological Society of South Africa, Cape Town, 64 pp.

WHITTLE, R. J., GABBOTT, S. E., ALDRIDGE, R. J. and THERON, J. N.  2007.  The taphonomy and palaeoecology of a Late Ordovician caryocaridid from the Soom Shale Lagerstätte, South Africa.  Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 251, 383-397.

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