Palaeontographical Society Monographs Volume 16, Nos. 66-71

Palaeontographical Society Monographs Volume 16, Nos. 66-71

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ... in common with it. It certainly yields in great plenty the coral./lcervularziz penfayona, which.Iu1'chison marks o. characteristic fossil in his " Middle Devonian," but, 50 far as he knows, this organism is not found elsewhere in the district; moreover, the Upper Silurian coral, C/z.ono_p/_1///ma pe/folzidzmz, occurs at Ramsleigh but in no other Devonian locality, so the locality is rather a puzzling one. Professor L. de Koninck considers that the Torquay beds correspond to the psainmites of the Rhine, while those of Newton would represent those of the Eifel. The Devonian formation is therefore-composed of a very remarkable series of deposits, which have attracted much interest in this country as well as upon the Continent and in America, and been the subject of many important researches and works by some of our most able geologists and palaeontologists, among whom we may mention Sir . De la Beche, Sir R. Murchison, Sir C. Lyell, Professors Phillips, Sedgwick, M'Coy, Schnur, llall, and Jukes; Viscount d'Archiac and M. De Verneuil; Drs. Sandberger, Messrs. Godwin-Austen, Lonsdale, Pengelly, ", Kelly, Sowerby, H. hliller, Salter, Schlothcim, F. Boomer, Baron Von Buch, and others, whose labours and works will be alluded to in the sequel. The material I have been able to examine in connection with this monograph has been considerable, but has not always been so good in quality asin number of specimens; und this may be easily accounted for when we remember how many of our Devonshire and Cornwall fossils have been contorted and put out of shape from the effects of cleavage and pressure, and that a large proportion of the fossils are found in the more

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