British Cenozoic Fossils, Paperback Book


The Cenozoic era began about 70 million years ago and still continues.

In British Cenozoic Fossils 354 species from this period are classified and illustrated with accurate line drawings.

This new edition has been fully revised and updated by John Todd, Curator of Molluscs in the Natural History Museum's Life Sciences Department, reflecting advances in our understanding of the fossil record over the past years. The book's 88-page identification section features those fossil animal and plant species that are most commonly found in Britain, from early plants, corals and fishes to gastropod and bivalve molluscs and the remains of mammals which lived in Britain during the Ice Ages.

Each of the species is illustrated with at least one drawing, which is accompanied by details of where it can be found. There is a brief introduction to the subject, stratigraphical tables that show British Cenozoic rock formations, and a colour map of the distribution of Cenozoic strata.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages, Black-and-white line drawings throughout
  • Publisher: The Natural History Museum
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular science
  • ISBN: 9780565093051



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