Monograph on the Lias Ammonites of the British Islands: Volume 2, Parts 5-8

Monograph on the Lias Ammonites of the British Islands: Volume 2, Parts 5-8

by Thomas Wright


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Born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Thomas Wright (1809–84) pursued medical, anatomical and surgical studies, and from 1832 spent the rest of his life in Cheltenham, where he worked as a medical officer and as surgeon to the Cheltenham General Hospital and Dispensary. The fossils he collected from the Jurassic rocks of the neighbourhood led him to publish a series of works, including monographs on the British Jurassic and Cretaceous echinoids (also reissued in this series). Reissued in two volumes, the present work originally appeared in eight parts between 1878 and 1886. Wright died before the final part was completed; this was accomplished from his notes by Thomas Wiltshire. As well as descriptions of fossils, there is a comprehensive stratigraphic section, an account of 'the structure and classification of the Cephalopoda', and a comprehensive 'analysis of the families and genera of the fossil Cephalopoda' by Wiltshire. The work contains nearly ninety exquisite lithographic plates.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108081412
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/27/2015
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Monographs of the Palaeontographical Society
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

5. Description of species; 6. Description of species (continued); 7. Description of species (continued); 8. Conclusion; Index to the genera and species of the Liassic ammonites described in this monograph; General index.

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