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Fruitbat's Pdf Library - General Brachiopods

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These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing.

MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source.

If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you.


Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues.


Articles with author names in RED are new additions since September 10, 2016.


Phylum Brachiopoda - The Lamp Shells.

General Brachiopods


General Brachiopoda - Asia/Malaysia/Pacific Islands


Cooper, G.A. (1978). Tertiary and Quaternary Brachiopods from the Southwest Pacific. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleontobiology, Number 38.

Khan, F.R. and J. Afzal (2005). Comparative Study of Brachiopods of Chhidru Formation from Zaluch and Nammal Sections, Western Salt Range, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Hydrocarbon Research, Vol.15.

Shu-Zhong, S., et al. (2006). Brachiopod diversity patterns from Carboniferous to Triassic in South China. Geological Journal, 41.


General Brachiopoda - Australia/New Zealand


Allan, R.S. (1945). Palaeozoic and Mesozoic Brachiopod Faunas in New Zealand: with an Index to the Genera and Species.Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Vol.75, Part I.


General Brachiopoda - Europe (including Greenland)


Cocks, L.R.M. (1979). New Acrotretacean Brachiopods from the Palaeozoic of Britain and Austria. Palaeontology, Vol.22, Part 1.

Copper, P. (1973). Bifida and Kayseria (Brachiopoda) and Their Affinity. Palaeontology, Vol.16, Part 1.

Hanken, N.-M., and D.A.T. Harper (1985). The Taxonomy, Shell Structure, and Palaeoecology of the Trimerellid Brachiopod Gasconsia Northrop. Palaeontology, Vol.28, Part 2.


General Brachiopoda - North America


Alexander, R.R. (1977). Growth, Morphology and Ecology of Paleozoic and Mesozoic Opportunistic Species of Brachiopods from Idaho-Utah. Journal of Paleontology, Vol.51, Number 6.

Anderson, E.J. and J.H. Makurath (1973). Palaeoecology of Appalachian Gypidulid Brachiopods. Palaeontology, Vol.16, Part 2.

Cooper, G.A. (1988).Some Tertiary Brachiopods of the East Coast of the United States. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology, Number 64.

Ehlers, G.M. (1963). Cyrtina hamiltonensis (Hall) and a New Species of this Brachiopod Genus from New York. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - The University of Michigan, Vol. XVIII, Number 12.

Feldman, H.R. (1985). Brachiopods of the Onondaga Limestone in Central and Southeastern New York.Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol.179, Article 3.

Greiner, H. (1957). "Spirifer disjunctus": Its Evolution and Paleoecology in the Catskill Delta. Peabody Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 11.

Hanken, N.-M., and D.A.T. Harper (1985). The Taxonomy, Shell Structure, and Palaeoecology of the Trimerellid Brachiopod Gasconsia Northrop. Palaeontology, Vol.28, Part 2.

Johnson, M.E. (1979). Evolutionary Brachiopod Lineages from the Llandovery Series of Eastern Iowa. Palaeontology, Vol.22, Part 3.

Schuchert, C. (1897). A Synopsis of American Fossil Brachiopoda Including Bibliography and Synonymy. Bulletin of the United States Geological Survey, Number 87. (494 pages, 34.5MB download)

Von Bitter, P.H. and R. Ludvigsen (1979). Formation and Function of Protegular Pitting in Some North American Acrotretid Brachiopods. Palaeontology, Vol.22, Part 3.


General Brachiopoda - South America/Central America/Caribbean


Cooper, G.A. (1979). Tertiary and Cretaceous Brachiopods from Cuba and the Caribbean. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology, Number 37.

Sandy, M.R. (1997). Mesozoic Brachiopods of Mexico - A Review and Some Comments on Their Paleobiogeographic Affinities and Paleoecology.Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geologicas, Vol.14, Number 2.


General Brachiopoda


Ager, D.V. (1957). The True Rhynchonella. Palaeontology, Vol.1, Part 1.

Amos, A. and A.J. Boucot (1963). A Revision of the Brachiopod Family Leptocoeliidae. Palaeontology, Vol.6, Part 3.

Baker, P.G. (1990). The Classification, Origin and Phylogeny of Thecideidine Brachiopods. Palaeontology, Vol.33, Part 1.

Baker, P.G. (1984). New Evidence of a Spiriferide Ancestor for the Thecideidina (Brachiopoda). Palaeontology, Vol.27, Part 4.

Biernat, G. and C.C. Emig (1993). Anatomical distinctions of the Mesozoic lingulide brachiopods. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 38(1-2).

Biernat, G. and A. Williams (1971). Shell Structure of the Siphonotretacean Brachiopoda. Palaeontology, Vol.14, Part 3.

Boucot, A.J. and G.M. Ehlers (1963). Two New Genera of Stricklandid Brachiopods. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - The University of Michigan, Vol.XVIII, Number 4.

Campbell, K.S.W. (1959). The Type Species of Three Upper Palaeozoic Punctate Spiriferoids. Palaeontology, Vol.1, Part 4.

Carlson, S.J. (2016). The Evolution of Brachiopoda. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 44(1).

Cooper, G.A. (1983). The Terebratulacea (Brachiopoda), Triassic to Recent: A Study of the Brachidia (Loops).Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology, Number 50. (460 pages, 21.3 MB)

Cowen, R. (1975). 'Flapping valves' in brachiopods. Lethaia, Vol.8.

Emig, C.C. (2002). Tools for linguloid taxonomy: the genus Obolus (Brachiopoda) as an example. Notebooks on Geology, Article 2002/01.

Fursich, F.T. and J.M. Hurst (1974). Environmental Factors Determining the Distribution of Brachiopods. Palaeontology, Vol.17, Part 4.

Harper, D.A.T. and E. Gallagher (2001). Diversity, disparity and distributional patterns amongst the orthide brachiopod groups. Journal of the Czech Geological Society, (46), 3-4.

Johnson, J.G. (1974). Affinity of Dayiacean Brachiopods. Palaeontology, Vol.17, Part 2.

MacKinnon, D.I. and A. Williams (1974). Shell Structure of Terebratulid Bachiopods. Palaeontology, Vol.17, Part 1.

Mergl, M. (2010). Discinid brachiopod life assemblages: Fossil and extant. Bulletin of Geosciences, 85(1).

Plotnick, R.E., et al. (2013). The Orientation of Strophomenid Brachiopods on Soft Substrates. Journal of Paleontology, 87(5).

Rudwick, M.J.S. (1964). The Function of Zigzag Deflexions in the Commissures of Fossil Brachiopods. Palaeontology, Vol.7, Part 1.

Steele-Petrovic, H.M. (1979). The Physiological Differences Between Articulate Brachiopods and Filter-Feeding Bivalves as a Factor in the Evolution of Marine Level-Bottom Communities. Palaeontology, Vol.22, Part 1.

Williams, A. (1968). Evolution of the Shell Structure of Articulate Brachiopods. Special Papers in Palaeontology, Number 2.

Williams, A. and L.E. Holmer (1992). Ornamentation and Shell Structure of Acrotretoid Brachiopods. Palaeontology, Vol.35, Part 3.

Williams, A. and S. Mackay (1979). Differentiation of the Brachiopod Periostracum. Palaeontology, Vol.22, Part 3.

Williams, A. and A.D. Wright (1970). Shell Structure of the Craniacea and Other Calcareous Inarticulate Brachiopoda. Special Papers in Palaeontology, Number 7. 

Williams, A. and A.D. Wright (1961). The Origin of the Loop in Articulate Brachiopods. Palaeontology, Vol.4, Part 2.

Williams, A., et al. (1998). The Diversity and Phylogeny of Paterinate Brachiopods. Palaeontology, Vol.41, Part 2.

Wright, A.D. (1981). The External Surface of Dictyonella and of Other Pitted Brachiopods. Palaeontology, Vol.24, Part 3.

Wright, A.D. (1971). Taxonomic Significance of the Pseudodeltidium in Triplesiacean Brachiopods. Palaeontology, Vol.14, Part 2.

Wright, A.D. (1963). The Morphology of the Brachiopod Superfamily Triplesiacea. Palaeontology, Vol.5, Part 4.

Wright, A.D. and M. Melou (1998). Mantle-Body Arrangement Along the Hinge of Early Protrematous Brachiopods: Evidence from Crozonorthis. Palaeontology, Vol.41, Part 4.

Wright, A.D. and J. Nolvak (1997). Functional Significance of the Spines of the Ordovician Lingulate Brachiopod Acanthambonia. Palaeontology, Vol.40, Part 1.

Wright, A.D. and M. Rubel (1996). A Review of the Morphological Features Affecting the Classification of Clitambonitidine Brachiopods. Palaeontology, Vol.39, Part 1.

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