The Rhynie Hot
Proceedings of a Conference
organised by the Rhynie Research Group, University of Aberdeen
17 - 20 September
by Nigel H. Trewin
and Clive M. Rice
peer-reviewed proceedings of the above Conference
have been published as Volume 94(4)
of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences.
Devonian Rhynie and Windyfield cherts of Scotland contain the most
diverse terrestrial fauna of this age anywhere in the world. In this
volume the history of research and the regional geology of this ancient
hot-spring system are reviewed, and exciting new elements of the biota
are described, such as a harvestman spider and the gametophytes of Rhynia.
presented of the sporophyte plants, the fungi, and of the biota of the
Windyfield chert. Modern analogues of the Rhynie hot springs are
represented by studies of modern hot-spring deposits in New Zealand and
Yellowstone National Park. This volume brings together the results of
diverse research themes related to this world-renowned deposit
RSE Scotland Foundation (on behalf of the Royal
Society of Edinburgh),
December 2004, 246pp, paperback. ISBN: 0 902198 29 7 [ISSN: 0263-5933].
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N. H. TREWIN & C. M. RICE - Preface
N. H. TREWIN - History of research on the geology and palaeontology of
the Rhynie area, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
C. M. RICE & W. A. ASHCROFT - The geology of the northern half
the Rhynie basin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
M. BARON, S. HILLIER, C. M. RICE, K. CZAPNIK & J. PARNELL -
and hydrothermal alteration assemblages in a Devonian
gold-bearing hot-spring system, Rhynie, Scotland.
S. R. FAYERS & N. H. TREWIN - A review of the palaeoenviroments
biota of the Windyfield chert.
J. A. DUNLOP, L. I. ANDERSON, H. KERP & H. HASS - A harvestman
(Arachnida: Opiliones) from the Early Devonian Rhynie cherts,
L. I. ANDERSON, W. R. B. CRIGHTON & H. HASS - A new univalve
crustacean from the Early Devonian Rhynie chert hot-spring complex.
K. S. HABGOOD, H. HASS & H. KERP - Evidence for an early
terrestrial food web: coprolites from the Early Devonian Rhynie chert.
A. J. ROSS & P. V. YORK - A catalogue of the type and figured
specimens of Hexapoda from the Rhynie chert (Early Devonian) at the
Natural History Museum, London, UK.
D. EDWARDS - Embryophytic sporophytes in the Rhynie and Windyfield
H. KERP, N. H. TREWIN & H. HASS - New gametophytes from the
Devoian Rhynie chert.
C. H. WELLMAN, H. KERP & H. HASS - Spores of the Rhynie chert
plant Horneophyton lignieri
(Kidston & Lang) Barghoorn &
R. KELMAN, M. FEIST, N. H. TREWIN & H. HASS - Charophyte algae
the Rhynie chert.
T. N. TAYLOR, S. D. KLAVINS, M. KRINGS, E. L. TAYLOR, H. KERP &
HASS - Fungi from the Rhynie chert: a view from the dark side.
B. JONES, R. W. RENAULT & M. R. ROSEN - Taxonomic fidelity of
silicified filamentous microbes from hot-spring systems in the Taupo
Volcanic Zone, North Island, New Zealand.
K. A. CAMPBELL, T. F. BUDDLE & P. R. L. BROWNE - Late
silica sinter associated with fluvial, lacustrine, volcaniclastic and
landslide deposits at Tahunaatara, Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand.
A. CHANNING & D. EDWARDS - Experimental taphonomy:
of plants in Yellowstone hot-spring environments.